Sally Thompson, deputy director of Christian Aid partner the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) visited London in July to receive an MBE from the Queen. In the video below, Sally talks about providing assistance and support to Burmese refugees in Thailand.
There are currently 140,000 Burmese refugees housed in nine camps along the border, who have fled ongoing violence and human rights abuses in eastern Burma.
TBBC is a consortium of 12 international non-governmental agencies, including Christian Aid, which has provided food and shelter to refugees on the Thai-Burma border for the past 25 years.
Christian Aid has supported the consortium since 1985 and has also helped secure programme support from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID).
Find out more about TBBC's work and watch a slideshow marking 25 years of this forgotten crisis.
The chronic nature of this emergency has required TBBC to increasingly focus on helping refugees become more self-reliant and less dependent on international aid by encouraging them to grow their own food and develop income generating activities inside the camps.