Due to 60 years of violence and oppression of ethnic minorities in Burma, millions of people have fled into Thailand seeking refuge and survival. UNICEF estimates that there are currently over 750,000 children within the migrant population that are stateless and without citizenship or official identity. Lack of documentation puts these children at high-risk of exploitation, chronic poverty, abuse and human trafficking.
Compasio works along the Thai-Burma border with the most vulnerable among this population. Compasio projects take a holistic approach to child protection which not only involves working with victims of abuse and trafficking, but also their communities.
Compasio projects include a drop-in centre for street children, a crisis hotline, assistance for at risk families and health and education programs for children. Vulnerable children and victims of trafficking are also provided with temporary care and support to see them reintegrated back into families and communities.
Spending of Compasio funds is confined to Board approved projects. Funds given towards a particular activity are used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for that project has been met, or cannot be completed for reasons determined by the Board, the remaining funds designated will be used where needed most.
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