On October 4, 2018, CGHSR hosted Dr. Cynthia Maung, Founder and Director of the Mae Tao Clinic, to give the talk, “Lives and challenges of refugees, migrants and displaced people along the Thailand-Burma border”.
In the talk, Dr. Maung discusses the situation on the Thailand-Burma border and how the lives of the people have been affected by ongoing conflict and poverty. She includes both the situation in the refugee camps and the challenges that marginalized and displaced populations are facing, (both internally displaced persons (IDP) in Burma and undocumented migrants in Thailand). These continuous challenges include barriers to live a dignified life in respect of all human rights with future perspective for the youth and adolescents.
Dr. Maung explains how Mae Tao Clinic and partner organizations along the border and in Eastern Burma are providing essential services to vulnerable populations that are often left out of Thai and Burmese government programs, including how our regional network is advocating for human rights and change with Thai and Burmese institutions.