The average length of time as a refugee is now 17 years and the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border are an example of protracted refugee crisis and the challenges refugees face.
As the world marks International Literacy Day, Thailand faces a reading crisis with nearly a third of 15-year-olds are “functionally illiterate”.
It was extremely difficult for Meah to see her mother and little baby sister walk away. Read more about our response for child refugees.
The 7% Project presents the "Bowtie Shorts Helmet", Kosong Kasan Gannok at Children's Discovery Museum in Chatuchak, Bangkok.
“My life is like the moon’s phases, as there are good days and bad days”
In the face of life adversity, it is easy for a child to lose hope, but this was not case for Zalu. An eight-year-old Zalu made his first journey to Thailand by boat with his sisters and a nephew in search of safety and a new life.
Refugee and displaced children often have their education disrupted. As voluntary repatriation process along Thailand-Myanmar border is currently underway, Save the Children works tirelessly to support holistic education transition for returning refugee students and help them integrate back into schools. In our brief “Keeping Promises: The Time to Keep our Promises to Refugee Children is NOW”, we highlight the challenges that returning refugee students face and call for stronger partnership and collaboration to meet the commitments the world has promised.