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As fighting in Myanmar intensifies, Mae Sot's migrant schools struggle to accommodate the influx of displaced children, while the Thai government remains mostly unresponsive to the growing crisis.
A landmark decision by Thailand's Supreme Court orders the Royal Thai Army to provide compensation to the family of Chaiyaphum Pasae, a 17-year-old human rights defender who was shot dead by a soldier six years ago.
For many Rohingyas who took up refuge in Thailand, life in the shadows is preferable to the deadly persecution back home – even if it means enduring a cycle of bribery, abuse, and prejudice.
Celebrating World Indigenous Day, Thailand’s Council of Indigenous Peoples announces fresh leadership and new strategies for 2023-2027, pushing for legal recognition and protection.
Half a million people in Thailand remain stateless, many of them descendants of Myanmar refugees from one of the world's longest civil wars. Two men are fighting to claim their birth rights and challenge the nation's rigid system in a groundbreaking lawsuit.
How should we build workers’ media? With a small staff and volunteers, the MAP radio in Thailand provides both critical information and much-needed entertainment to migrant workers from Myanmar.
In 2021, a 30-year-old water infrastructure project was revived to address shortages in Central Thailand. Civil society groups and experts are concerned about the social and ecological impacts, as communities stand to lose their ancestral lands and livelihoods.
Five years ago, Chaiyaphum Pasae, a young Lahu rights defender, and Abe Sae Mu, an ethnic Lisu man, were shot dead by soldiers in northern Thailand. While Abe's family received financial compensation, Chaiyaphum's family continues to seek justice and hold the military accountable.
From Thailand to Indonesia, indigenous people who have lived off the land for generations struggle to preserve their forest homes and customs. But as states create national parks and forcibly evict forest-dwellers, their ties to ancestral land are cut.