Webinar Series On Refugees In Thailand
Wednesday, August 5
Special Session: Voices from the Field: Myanmar Refugees Living on the Thailand-Myanmar Border
*NOTE: This is a supplemental session organized following technical difficulties during the July 15 session to discuss the situation of Myanmar refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar border. This session also responds to requests to hear from refugees living in the camps and workers supporting the camp community.
For more than three decades, tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar have lived in “temporary shelters” along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Nine camps continue to shelter more than 90,000 refugees. During this week, panelists from the fields will discuss the situation of this protracted refugee population and potential solutions for their future.
- Naw K’nyaw Paw, Secretary General, Karen Women’s Organization
- Hayso Thako, Executive Director, Karen Peace Support Network
- Fr. Joseph Gerald Hampson, Education and Pastoral Project Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
- Komson Phayonsakdapas, Mae Sot Senior Field Coordinator, Save the Children
- TBC, a representative from the Minister of Interior
Patcharin Na Wichai, Operations Coordinator, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network
Wednesday, August 5 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Bangkok time).
Download a recording of the panel discussion below (English and Thai):
- July 1: Thailand and Refugees: Do Thais Understand?
- July 8: Are We Ready for a New Legislation to Protect Urban Refugees?
- July 15: 30 Years with Unknown: Refugees Along Thai-Myanmar Border
- July 22: Rohingya with (No) Way Out
- July 29: Rights of Refugees under the Lens of ‘The Others’
For more information on this webinar, please contact:
Organizers of this webinar series includes:
Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons
Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)
Friends without Borders
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
People Serving People Foundation (PSPF)
Refugee Rights Litigation Project