What Is The Issue?
Burmese migrants face rights violations, labor exploitation and discrimination on a daily basis while working dirty, dangerous and difficult jobs in Thailand.
We protect and educate Burmese migrant workers to obtain equal human rights and a secure environment for inclusive development in Thailand.
Legal Aid and Rights Awareness Training
Our team provides rights protection services to prevent and bring justice to rights violations.
Safe Migration Training at Border Crossings
Before making the big migration step we set the right expectations and prevent migrants falling victim to exploitation.
Networking and Community Development
Strong communities and collaboration with authorities leads to resolving issues and opportunity for development.
Total Burmese migrants assisted to better understand and protect their basic rights.
Migrants received legal aid to protect their rights in labor and human rights cases.
Training events were given in local migrant communities to educate the people on human rights and Thai law.
Area Of Operations
Our main office is located in Southern Thailand from which we coordinate projects and satellite teams in remote areas.
Phang Nga Province
Phang Nga is home to many Burmese migrants working in the fishery, construction, rubber, agriculture, and tourism sectors. It has been FED’s main area of operations since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. FED raises awareness of basic human/labor rights and provide legal aid services for exploited migrants. We maintain a close connection with local Thai communities and authorities to improve migrants’ lives.
Mae Sot Border District
Mae Sot is a hotspot for 21,000+ documented Burmese seasonal agricultural workers that cross the border daily into Tak Province. Our Safe Migration trainings play an important role in raising awareness of rights. FED is also campaigning against Child Labor, Child Abuse and Child Trafficking. We empower youth to become rights defenders and leaders among migrant children.
Kawthaung – Ranong Border
FED’s work here is focused on public awareness for migrants deported or returning willingly from Thailand. Our staff investigates potential rights abuses and offer social support such as transferring patients from Thailand to local hospitals or their hometowns. We also provide pre-departure training in surrounding villages and build networks with CSOs to tackle common migrants’ issues.