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Emergency Hotline

093 158 9297

COVID-19 AND DISPLACEMENT

BORDER EMERGENCY FUND

Responding to emergency needs on the Thai-Myanmar Border

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THE DISTRIBUTION

THE SITUATION

Health and Safety protocols in Thailand dictate that if someone tests positive for COVID-19, their community is locked down for 14 days. While this ensures limited spread of the virus, already marginalized migrant families often live day-to-day and don’t have enough food to feed their family for the duration of the lockdown. At the same time, due to ongoing unrest in Myanmar, support for healthcare, dry food, and shelter is urgently needed. Under normal circumstances our organizations work to support quality education for migrant children but due to the pandemic and the current situation in Myanmar, we have shifted our priorities and programs to focus on emergency response. There are inescapable needs that require our urgent attention before anything else. Our organizations are based on the Thai-Myanmar border at a hub for Burmese migrants and refugees. Our team is in a position to be able to respond quickly and efficiently to the critical needs of these communities as they happen, but we need your help to continue to do it.

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100% OF ALL DONATIONS GO TO

  • Dry Food

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Shelter Materials

  • Hygiene Supplies

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OUR RESPONSE

We are using our tools, skills and networks to anticipate and respond in coordination with local authorities and organizations in our network. We have formed a local emergency response network - if there is an emergency need along the border, our team has the ability to respond within 24 hours. We are working to establish an emergency fund that can be collaboratively used to respond as needs become known. Support will look different as each emergency is different. Most often dry food, hygiene materials, health supplies and shelter materials are most critically needed.

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IMPACT

While the situation on the border remains uncertain, we will continue to do the work that is needed to ensure all children are safe and supported. We are seeking to establish an emergency fund of $50,000 USD - this will allow us to continue providing need support to critically vulnerable populations on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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