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Posted by Peter Biro on April 10th, 2015
Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Thailand on April 7. The camp is home to 13,000 mostly Karenni refugees from Myanmar (Burma). more »
Posted by The IRC on March 22nd, 2015
In 2014 alone, the IRC reached 3.3 million people whose lives have been affected by conflict with access to clean drinking water and sanitation services. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 17th, 2015
For the first time, the IRC is providing an academically accredited health training program for displaced Burmese living in Thailand. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 20th, 2014
Showing parents alternatives to harshly disciplining their children can reduce physical and verbal punishments by up to 56 percent, and can lead to better relationships and less conflict within families and communities, according to two IRC studies released today. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13th, 2014
In refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border, the IRC is working with adolescent girls to tackle issues such as early marriage and domestic violence, and to help them build a brighter future. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 4th, 2014
When fire engulfed the Ban Mae Surin camp in northwestern Thailand last year, Sha Nay Htoo, 13, was badly burnt as he was trying to save other refugees trapped by the flames. See how Sha Nay and his neighbors are recovering from the tragedy. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 25th, 2014
On this World Malaria Day (Apr. 25), a photo share from Tham Hin, an isolated refugee camp that straddles the Myanmar border in western Thailand. The IRC is the camp’s sole provider of health care and drinking water. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 20th, 2014
The Mae Tao clinic, on the outskirts of the town of Mae Sot in northeastern Thailand, is the only source of medical care for thousands of Burmese along the volatile Thailand-Myanmar border. Get an update on the IRC-supported clinic's work. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on January 21st, 2014
The International Rescue Committee has started to reconstruct destroyed water pipes, bathing facilities and latrines after a fire whipped through the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border on Dec. 28. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on January 3rd, 2014
The IRC is assisting some 600 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fires broke out in two refugee camps in Thailand last week. At least one person was killed, several injured and over 100 houses were destroyed. more »