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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...

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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...

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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 and half day Training of Trainers (TOT) for ECMA staff on 21-23 November and assisted ECMA staff as they led the next 2 days training for CSO/CBO from 7 organizations on 23-25 November 2016.

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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, but gradually the rebels impact in the area was noticed by the Burmese army, and soon fighting erupted throughout the Karen State, spreading like wildfire.

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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; who had joined the rebel KNU group and the soldiers were demanding information on his whereabouts.

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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 Phapun townships. This has come when many villages are also experiencing food shortages, and farmers are unable to work in the fields due to the fighting and landmines placed by the DKBA split group.

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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 forced to leave their homes from varying degrees of violence and hostility in their respective states or followed their families as they were children at the time of departure, and live in one of the refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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