Flash flood on 26th August


One of our classrooms was destroyed by the flooding

FLASH FLOOD: On Wednesday 26th August 2014, one of our school campuses suffered serious damage and some classrooms were destroyed due to a flash flood in Karenni Refugee Camp 1. We also lost books, tables, chairs, 2  whiteboards, a video camera, a TV satellite dish and other useful materials.


Education is a right but refugees in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 face many challenges to receive it. These challenges include security challenges due to the policies of the country they reside in: Thailand. They also include environmental challenges due to weather.


During rainy reason flooding is always a risk but the recent flood was more serious than previous ones. The flood destroyed one classroom entirely. This has left students and teachers without a place to use for their lessons.


This flash flood has also had a serious effect on many organisations within the camp as well as the day to day life of the over 12,000 refugees residing in the camp. Many of our community have suffered hurt, distress and worry from this natural disaster.


We are now calling for any donations to support the purchase of replacement materials. Please refer to our donations page for instructions on how to donate.



About sdcthailand

I'm a human rights trainer in the Karenni Refugee Camp.
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