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ARC International

American Refugee Committee International

Address: 2nd Floor, 888/209 Mahatun Plaza Building

                 Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand  

Tel : 02-651-5060-62 Fax : 02-651-5063



Thailand Country Director: Fifi Sabang


ARC International began working on the Thai-Burma in 1992.  Main areas of operation are Umpiem Mai and Nu Po camps in Tak province, and Don Yang camp in Kanchanaburi province.  ARC also works in Mae Ra Ma Luang, Mae La Oon, and impacted Thai villages.       

ARC’s mission is to work with partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities, helping people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency.  ARC is committed to delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.

ARC’s overall objective in camps s to improve health status of Karen and Burmese refugees.  



ARC conducts the following activities in both training and services and works with communities: 

 Maternal Health

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Access to and utilization of comprehensive maternal health services, including antenatal services, attended delivery, and postnatal care; ensuring women of reproductive age access to comprehensive reproductive health and family planning services, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and voluntary counselling and testing and collaboration with  local hospitals in the management of complicated birth deliveries.   

Child Health

Child health clinics (screening, examination, immunization, and supplementary feeding) for children aged 0-4.  Child immunization coverage for EPI and measles and measles coverage for women of reproductive age

Community Health

Community health knowledge and training concerning endemic health problems and prevention of disease and health promotion, organization of health outreach and community participatory activities, infectious disease outbreak response and control and community mobilization.

Water and Sanitation

Provision of adequate quantity and quality of potable water; sanitation, environmental waste disposal systems, wastewater disposal, drainage systems, disease vector control and environmental health initiatives in collaboration with local Thai villages. 

Clinical Services

Essential clinical care services, tuberculosis prophylaxis/treatment/prevention, malaria, HIV, AI prevention and control and epidemiological health information systems, and management of referrals.

Laboratory Services

Laboratory services, including malaria smears, TB smears ova and parasites, and hematocrit/hemoglobin test services.

Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response

Training, awareness-raising and implementation for communities on gender based prevention, response, counseling and referral and legal assistance.        

Micro-Enterprise Development

Assessment of micro-enterprise initiatives and markets; community based, market appropriate business development and trainings, village savings and loans programs and other micro-enterprise initiatives.




 Rachel Sismar

Field Coordinator, ARC International

Umphang Office: 81 Moo 6, Umphang-Palata Road

Umphang, Tak 63170; Tel number: 055-561422

Mae Sot Office: 9/445 Mae Sot Villa Soi 17

Intarakiri Road, Mae Sot, Tak 63110

Tel / Fax : 055 – 802-245

Mobile number: 081-9156160

Skype: Rachel.Sismar

Work:(Tel):   +66 (0) 5556-1422   Office

(Tel./Fax):   +66 (0) 5556-1566Office

(Mobile)    +66  (0) 89811-2618


291/36 Petchkasem Road, Moo 3

Bangnon Sub-district, Muang District

Ranong Province 85000, Thailand


6/5 Moo 3, Lumsum Sub-district

Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand

(Tel):             +66 (77) 561-071

(Fax):            +66 (77) 561-072




 P.O. Box 6, Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi

88 Moo 3, Nongloo, Sangklaburi

Kanchanaburi 71240, Thailand

E-mail: Rachels@

Mobile: +66 (0) 81-915-6160

Work(Tel): +66 (0) 3459-5560   Office, House #1        

 (Tel/Fax): +66 (0) 3459-5177 

Office(Mobile)  +66 (0) 89811-2965  

House #3+66 (0) 3459-5578                           



Project Manager

34/77-8Moo 9

T. Takdad A. Muang

Chumporn 86000, Thailand

E-mail: saiti@

Mobile: +66 (0) 81915-6160


Project Coordinator

110/1 Moo 1 ,T. Nong Loo, A. Sangklaburi

Kanchanaburi 71240, Thailand

E-mail: korakodi@

Mobile: +66 (0) 81938-4495