Ane Mei (not real name) walked thousands of kilometers from the mountains in Vietnam to Thailand as her land was forfeited by her Government. In search of a new shelter for her family, she found a temporary refuge in Bangkok.
Like many other migrants here, Ane Mei’s status in Thailand creates complex challenges in day-to-day living. Livelihood prospect through regular channel doesn’t give her and her family much a promising hope. Ane Mei had to re-imagine herself in order to survive with dignity, this is easier said than done.
However, throughout the three-year period, how she has realigned innovative self-development has enabled her to find a solution to sustain basic needs for her family–more importantly, the formal education of her children be preserved as a fundamental human right.
Situation overview: an interview with the United Nations Migration Agency Representative, Bangladesh
In October 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya ethnic people in Myanmar reached the Bangladesh’s border town of Cox’s Bazar. Hundreds of thousands more would continue to stream across the border in following months until the next year. Read more
In his project, “Escaping Death: Syrian Refugees,” German photographer Felix Kleymann documented the current refugee crisis, having posed as a refugee himself in order to be smuggled to Europe in a rubber dinghy. Read more
Earth International Foundation
While innovative humanitarian solutions for sustainable outcomes require participation across various societal sectors, Earth International Foundation is not an affiliate of, does not support or align with any political and religious group. We are independently funded by our own collaborative livelihood program development. Community involvements enable our activities to meet the following objectives:
Leading innovative ‘change’, fostering shared benefits and human development
1. Innovative Livelihood Development
Design and implement Innovative Livelihood Program collaborated by marginalized diasporas (or needy groups) and their host communities;
2. Shared Enterprise
Raise public awareness on the betterment of economic and social cooperations between the communities and their marginalized counterparts;
3. Human Development
Lead capacity-building leveraging “Human Capital” as key strategic resource for the sustainability of the livelihood program.
In this edition of Have Your Say, the first of a three-part series on ``Fostering Refugee Livelihood by Empowering Host Community``, we met with the business owners of Olimpiyat Spor Gym, who have offered a life-time gym membership to a young Syrian refugee, Mohammed.
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