Rice for Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border
About this Mission Project
In 1984, The Border Consortium, with help from the Baptist mission in Thailand, began to provide food and assistance to the Karen and other refugees fleeing Burma and seeking shelter in Thailand.
Today, there are nine camps for refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) along the Thai-Myanmar border. The Border Consortium feeds more than 120,000 in the densely populated camps where the opportunities for work are severely limited or nonexistent.
- $1 buys rice to feed one person for four days.
- $10 supplies rice for a family of five for a week.
- $61 buys 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of rice.
- $100 buys rice for a family of five for 80 days.
- $250 provides rice and other needs for one refugee for an entire year.
- $610 will buy a metric ton of rice.
Mission Project Specifics
The goal of this project is to raise $5,000 to provide temporary assistance to the refugee camp population by assisting The Border Consortium in supplying rice. The rice will be distributed to the nine refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border.
This project will be managed by the Karen Refugee Committee and the Border Consortium. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall survival rate for hundreds of refugees and internally displaced persons in the camps along the Thai-Burma border and give them hope.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with the Karen Refugee Committee and The Border Consortium as they continue to find ways to meet the needs of those living in the camps on the Thai-Burma border.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Thailand/Rice for Refugees on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
These boys live in one of the nine refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. Due to the uncertain future of Burma and worldwide economic challenges, many donors have been reluctant to continue giving aid. This has meant cuts in food and supply rations. Even after resettling 80,000 refugees in the U.S. and other countries over the course of six years, the camps are still home to more than 120,000 people.