Thai Burma Project

Burmese Refugees

We have been sponsoring the training of 56 medics from within the refugee communities to man 32 mobile health clinics, who are now treating 125,000 people every year.


GHK-19-310x232The hardships faced by the refugees are tremendous, with whole communities being forced to hide in the jungle without access to basic resources, hospitals, medical care, school buildings and roads. The threat of government soldiers bombing their settlements and placing mines in their rice paddies creates a constant battle for survival.

Recent studies focusing on Karen, Karenni and Mon areas highlighted a health situation closely resembling that of conflict areas in Africa.

• 1 in 5 children die before their 5th birthday
• 1 in 12 mothers die in childbirth
• 1/4 of all deaths are attributed to malaria

Our project partners, located just inside the Burmese border, show a high level of integrity and transparency, with the ability to deliver maximum impact:

We have been sponsoring the training of 56 medics from within the refugee communities to man 32 mobile health clinics, who are now treating 125,000 people every year. We are also fully supporting two of these health clinics which will work to maintain a health system throughout the villages.

Photo of medics distributing medicines below:






 
 
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