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Handicap International , THAILAND

Address : 9/243 Intarakiree Rd., Maesot, Tak 63110        

Telephone :  +66 0( )55 802 284, +66 (0) 55-547 385

Fax : +66 (0)55-802 273

Email : bbpadmin@thailand-hi.org

Mailing Add. : P.O. Box  58, Mae Sot, Tak 63110

Websitehttp://www.handicap-international.org

Head of Mission Thailand: Mrs. Almedina Music

Email: hom@thailand-hi.org

Month/ Year Started Working with Displaced Burmese: 1984

Sector(s) of Work:, Disability social inclusion – Mainstreaming, Functional Rehabilitation services for People with Disabilities and Mine Risk Education.

Work Locations with Displaced Burmese:

The target population lives in  nine refugee camps and surrounding villages.

The 9 camps are located in the four following provinces:

Mae Hong Song:  Mae La Oon, Mae Ra Ma Luang, Ban Mai Nai Soi, Ban Mae Surin

Tak:  Mae La, Umpiem Mai, Nu Po                        

Ratchaburi province: Tham Hin

Kanchanaburi province: Ban Don Yang

 Funding Sources: Bureau of Population, Migration and Refugees (US state department), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR/ ECHO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg and Handicap International’s own funds.

Programme Description  

 

Objectives:

Promoting equal access to assistance and protection for persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Thai Border Camps.

Provision of functional rehabilitation services including disability prevention activities (physiotherapy and prosthetics).

Prioritize the capacity building and increased participation of the disabled refugees in the decision processes and community activities.

Systematize the mainstreaming approach for services and policies concerning the refugees in the camps.

Promoting self help groups and mainstreaming disability through rights and inclusive approaches.

Promoting safe behaviours through mine risk education briefings to most at risk groups in nine camps.

 

Key Activities:

 

Functional rehabilitation services for People With Physical Disabilities (include the provision of prostheses, assistive devices and physiotherapy treatments, disability prevention, awareness trainings). Three camps in Tak province and two camps in Mae Hong Son province (Mae Ra Ma Luang and Mae La Oon).

Livelihood and social inclusion for People With Physical Disabilities (mainstreaming disabilities into mainstream camp services, advocacy, lobbying, awareness and trainings of the stakeholders on disability rights and issues, disability information resource centres, accessibility of public places and individual shelters, and development of local competencies- self help groups and networks). Three camps in Tak province.

Mine risk education briefings to most at risk groups (home visits, briefing in schools and boarding schools, Training of Trainer, briefing of camp committees and other influential persons) and organisation mass awareness events in nine camps.

 

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