EU, IOM Thailand to Help Undocumented Migrant Children Access Education

Published on 24 Jan 2017 View Original

Thailand – Vulnerability assessments conducted by IOM and partner organizations have found that Myanmar Muslims in Thailand and disadvantaged Thais lack access to basic services, including education and healthcare.

The assessments were carried out as part of the EUR 2.83 million (USD 3.15 million) project Promoting Stability, Well-being and Harmony for Myanmar Muslim and Host Communities in Thailand. Funded by the European Union (EU) with 10 percent co-funding from the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), the project aims to support the well-being of Myanmar Muslims and their host communities in the provinces of Tak, Ranong and Phang Nga.

EU Delegation in Thailand Head of Cooperation Jerome Pons said: “The EU strongly believes that education is a fundamental right that should be enjoyed by all. Investing in access to education for children today is an investment in the future.”

“Every child has the right to go to school. IOM aims to work with stakeholders to help undocumented Myanmar Muslim children overcome barriers and have a chance at a brighter future. Access to education plays a key role in reducing their vulnerabilities,” said IOM Thailand Chief of Mission Dana Graber Ladek.



For further information please contact Chiaki Lee at IOM Thailand, Tel: +66 2 343 9354, Email:

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