Thailand: Refugee camp

Refugee camp in Thailand supported by Max Brose Hilfe and Brose location in Rayong (Thailand).

Thailand is home to more than 91,000 asylum seekers and refugees from Myanmar. Many people do not dare to return to their home country due to the threat of landmines in the region.

“There is a certain anti-Rohingya sentiment among the local communities, and therefore it is especially important to involve the people around the camp when setting up a project,” says Alexey. Handicap International recently launched the “Growing Together” project, a project funded by the IKEA Foundation to give refugee children, including those with a disability, the opportunity to play. This project is planned for several refugee camps in Bangladesh, Thailand and Pakistan.

Handicap International (HI) was founded in 1982 in Thailand by two French doctors. Day after day, they experienced the suffering of Cambodian refugees who had sought shelter in Thailand. Today, many of them are people from Myanmar, usually from the Rohingya tribe.

Max Brose Hilfe and the employees of the Brose Rayong location in Thailand are providing Handicap International with €10,000 to help care for the people in the camps.