Critical Resources for Urban Refugees in Bangkok

by Creative Life Foundation
Critical Resources for Urban Refugees in Bangkok
Aug 1, 2022

Finding glimpses of hope in uncertain times

We want to introduce you to a family, a relationship we've had the priviledge of developing for a year now.  

Our friends come from Sri Lanka and have been living in Bangkok since 2009—exchanging one traumatic experience for another. Civil war forced their family to flee their country and go to Thailand.

"When I was in Sri Lanka, I faced many problems with civil war in my hometown."

Like many refugee families who come to Bangkok, they submitted their application for refugee status only to be rejected—leaving them unable to return home and no hope for getting resettled.  

"We applied for refugee status in 2009. Unfortunately, we were rejected in 2011. We tried through many churches, humanitarian organizations, and humanitarian people too, to sponsor us or resettle us in another country but we didn't get any favorable responses."  

Immersing themselves in Thai culture for the last 10-years, the family has had to live on survival mode—depending on the generosity of others to survive. The parents receive some financial support for their son's tuition and help out at the school, allowing them to enroll their daughter too. 

It's uncertain what the future holds for our friends who still hope to one day get resettled, but they are at least finding comfort in knowing they are not alone.

"Sometimes God listen to our prayer then send help like sister Mina and Creative Life Foundation. Before we don't kow about them. This is one of the hope for us."

Since expanding the ways Creative Life Foundation supports urban refugees in 2021, Mina, CLF's project leader, has made around 200 food deliveries to 43 refugee families—140 individuals. She has distributed educational materials to 52 children, and supports 1 family with supplemental income every month. 

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Creative Life Foundation

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Timothy Hupe
Bangkok, Thailand
$9,329 raised of $42,000 goal
 
112 donations
$32,671 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Creative Life Foundation has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.