The UNHCR has verified there are 107,977 refugees in Temporary Shelters inThailand. 

Refugees of mostly ethnic Karen and Karenni origin are enduring one of the most protracted refugee situations in the world in Thailand (with some having arrived in temporary shelters on the Thai-Myanmar border in 1984).

FilmAid's refugee teams working in the camps on the border of Myanmar and Thailand are creating films and other visual content in close partnerships with associate INGOs and CBOs, providing community screenings assisting with the dissemination of their important and life enhancing messages. Those messages are designed by the refugees themselves to meet the needs and concerns of the communities.

Dealing with issues ranging from basic hygiene to malaria prevention and landmine awareness, FilmAid's mobile screenings are able to reach all members of the community regardless of their age or level of literacy. 

With well over 1,400 screenings organized since 2011, our films have surpassed 362,700 viewings. Thanks to a very dedicated and skilled team, more screenings are organized every year. Each screening can gather more than 200 attendants at one time, which allow the partner NGOs and CBOs to rely on FilmAid for mass dissemination of key messages.


  • 66.8 million population

  • 110,439 refugees in 10 camps (TBC verified caseload figures August 2015)

  • Refugees from 30+ countries including Myanmar enter Thailand as a result of statelessness, civil unrest and violence  


  • Started working in 2011

  • Over 362,700 viewings since 2011

  • 249 average audience number per screening

  • Screenings have reached 9 camps along the Thai-Myanmar border
  • Screenings in Migrant Schools in Border town of Mae Sot since June 2015


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