Triumph for Artee

Triumph for Artee

We have been following Artees journey over the past year as we have assisted her in applying for Thai Citizenship, which began long before ADRA or UNHCRs involvement. Artee first began preparing documents eight years ago before submitting for full nationality 4 years...
ADRA Reaches More at Community Event

ADRA Reaches More at Community Event

Last week, the Community Sensitisation Project attended a community outreach event to spread ADRAs reach in areas with high amounts of statelessness. The event was held at a local school about 2.5 hours north-west of Mae Chan (near the Thai-Myanmar Border in Northern...
From Accountant to Activist

From Accountant to Activist

When La was a little girl, her village had a visit from an organization called ADRA. Her people had never had much to do with ADRA, and so knew little of the benefits that may await them. During the visit, the Country Director gathered all the children and asked them...
Southern Thailand Flooding Wreaks Havoc After Torrential Downpour

Southern Thailand Flooding Wreaks Havoc After Torrential Downpour

The situation became severe in January 2017 as increased rainfall became torrential, causing severe flooding across twelve provinces in Southern Thailand. This is the worst flooding that Thailand has seen in thirty years, causing more damage and destruction than even...
ECMA Capacity Building Workshop

ECMA Capacity Building Workshop

ADRA Thailand’s ECMA project team and Positive Deviant Consulting Firm conducted a five day workshop to build the capacity of ADRA/ECMA staff  and CSO/CBO sub-grant partners on Organizational Development on 21-25 November 2015. Mr Antonio Belgrave led out on the two...
Repairing Lives

Repairing Lives

La Hea grew up in the Karen state of Myanmar on a small farm. His parents taught him how to grow rice and tend to chilli plants, look after the chickens and fix things when they broke. He lived there with his three brothers and two sisters.  At first there was calm,...
Service That Counts

Service That Counts

Eh Paw grew up on a small farm in the Karen State of Myanmar. Her husband managed a animal husbandry business whilst she took care of the house and their son; it was hard but fair work. Trouble soon found them through Burmese soldiers looking for her husbands brother;...
The Border Crisis

The Border Crisis

On September 12th 2016 armed conflict broke out in Karen State of Myanmar between a split group of DKBA and the Myanmar Government Army. The initial affected area in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa An District but has since spread over a larger area between Hliangbwe and...
Electrical Interns

Electrical Interns

In a recent interview we caught up with some Interns at an Electrical store in Mae Sot. Here they have been learning to fix equipment and the basics of customer service. The shop is currently offering three refugees a placement in their storefront. These men were...
The Life of Best

The Life of Best

The Ngow River flows through the Yao and Pha Mon mountains of the Wiang Kaen district, with a story of a girl that washes them in darkness and sorrow. Best comes from the Kamu hill tribe. A young impressionable girl who would be fated to lose everything when first her...