Thailand Protection: Challenges and Achievements
A Protection database on UnaccompaniedMinors and Separated Children has been setup, coupled with inter-agency MonitoringMechanisms for Child Protection
Over 220,000 persons ﬂeeing violencehave been admitted to safety since 1984© Chanchai W.
UNHCR and protection partners have accompanied Myanmar refugees over decades ofdisplacement. The impact of protection activities on the well-being of refugees has beensubstantial even though more remains to be done and a durable solution for some 128,000persons need to be secured.
Access to Safety and Services
The Royal Thai Government has providedthose ﬂeeing armed conﬂict and persecutionwith access to safety and humanitarianassistance in nine Temporary Shelters orcamps along its border with Myanmar. TheProvincial Admissions Boards (PABs) ofwhich UNHCR is a member, determine theasylum claims of those cases presented toit, and to-date over 102,000 refugees havebeen registered by the Ministry of Interiorand UNHCR.O
cial registration by PABs howeverstopped in 2006. Access to servicesincluding food, shelter, health and educationis assured by NGOs to all 128,000 residentsof the nine camps, irrespective of whetherthey have been formally registered or not.Following UNHCR advocacy e
orts toensure family unity and family reuniﬁcation,the Royal Thai Government agreed that thePABs re-convene to consider theapplications of unregistered refugeeswhose immediate family members wereunder resettlement process or havealready been resettled abroad. These so-called ‘Fast Track’ PABs are alsoconsidering unregistered individuals whohave serious protection concerns or su
erfrom an urgent medical condition thatcannot be treated in Thailand, so thatresettlement is also a
orded to them as adurable solution.
Locations of Refugee TemporaryShelters along the border