Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

Trafficked into slavery on a Thai fishing boat Comments 0

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Three years ago, worried that his earnings as a builder were barely enough to feed his family, Seuy San began to contemplate his prospects over the border in Thailand. Like the hundreds of thousands of his fellow Cambodians who migrate in search of work each year, he had a simple but powerful motivation: “I heard Read more

Thu Thu Mon: small steps to the goal Comments 0

Friday, July 31st, 2015

My name is Thu Thu Mon. I was born on the 10th of  September 1995. I lived with my Aunty in Kawthaung, Myanmar since I was three years old and studied there. I studied primary and secondary school at Kawthaung. In summer holidays I used to visit my parents in Ranong, Thailand. In June 2007, my Read more

Thai fishing industry: trafficking, imprisoning, enslaving Comments 0

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Rohingya migrants trafficked through deadly jungle camps have been sold to Thai fishing vessels as slaves to produce seafood sold across the world, the Guardian has established. So profitable is the trade in slaves that some local fishermen in Thailand have been converting their boats to carry Rohingya migrants instead of fish. A Guardian investigation Read more

Serving the poor: Fr Frank Bird s.m. Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Fr Frank is a Marist Priest in Ranong, Thailand, working at the Marist Mission, serving among the poor. He shares his story. I’ve never felt happier. Restless. Yes, that perhaps sums up in a word a spirit led journey. I turned 40 a year ago and realised each year I was becoming a bit more Read more

Thailand parliament bans commercial surrogacy Comments 0

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Thailand’s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the unregulated industry following a series of scandals including the case of an Australian couple accused of abandoning a baby with Down’s syndrome. A draft bill — which would see those caught profiting from surrogacy punished with up to ten years in prison Read more

Homeless little girl with a big heart Comments 0

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Being homeless and watching over her three younger siblings whenever mum went off on a meth binge was a way of life for young Tangmo, and she accepted her fate without question; now the children are in school and they’ve got a roof over their heads instead of a road. Demure Miss Tangmo (Watermelon) tries to Read more

Malnutrition crisis on Thailand-Burma border Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Up to 5,000 Burmese children living on the Thai border face severe malnourishment, as the international donor community withdraws funds and shifts its attention back to Burma. As many as 2,000 children are experiencing stunted growth and nearly 1,000 are acutely malnourished, said Andrew Scadding, director of the Thai Children’s Trust, during an interview with Read more

New Zealand-born priest receives Future Justice International Prize Comments 1

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Father John Larsen SM, Director of the Marist Fathers in Ranong, Thailand, has was named 2011 Future Justice International Prize winner at a seminar recently held at ACU’s Melbourne Campus. New Zealand-born Fr Larsen served in the Philippines for many years before leading a Marist mission in to Burma (Myanmar). After being denied an entry Read more

Caritas’ response to Asia flooding Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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Church aids flood victims Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2011

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