Humanitarian Affairs Section Humanitarian Affairs Section

Humanitarian Affairs Section

Humanitarian Affairs Section

 

As a country that has been hosting more than 100,000 displaced persons
for three decades, Thailand recognizes the importance of international protection for persons of concern and the significance of international burden sharing to help host countries in providing appropriate assistance and protection to those in need.

 

Thailand believes that the international community should emphasize durable solutions, including sustainable voluntary repatriation, reintegration and reconciliation as well as increased opportunities for resettlement. 

  

Thailand has strived to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing from conflicts from its neighbouring countries, in accordance with international standards and in close collaboration with relevant UN agencies, in particular UNHCR.

 

Thailand has strived to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing from conflicts from its neighbouring countries, in accordance with international standards and in close collaboration with relevant UN agencies, in particular UNHCR.

 

Thailand’s perspective is that it is very important to address the problem at the root cause so that people will not be forced to flee from their homeland. Apart from peace building and conflict resolution, it is equally important to encourage development and promote human security in conflict areas. Peace, stability and development are key solution. 

 

To contribute on the development and livelihood in the area of origin, Thailand has recently contributed 200,000 US dollars for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State to the Government of Myanmar and continued to contribute an annual unearmarked contribution to the UNHCR.  International cooperation and solidarity, both at global and regional level, are necessary to enhance international protection for refugees and to support countries who took international responsibility in hosting them on the humanitarian basis.