With its mission of empowering disadvantaged people of the world and extending humanitarian aid without discrimination, IDRF offers Emergency Relief, Rehabilitation and sustainable development programs to the most vulnerable people. The Foundation works with local partners who best understand their own challenges and opportunities.
Emeh (27-years-old) and Kyeyreh (age unknown) with their three children Maakeh (13 years), Mereh (eight years) and Madeleina (two years). The family are Karenni refugees from Myanmar and live at the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Northern Thailand.
Karenni refugee Temoh (28) hold her one year old son Prehreh. Prehreh is making crispy noodles to sell to supplement the family income and rations provided to them.
Seven-year-old Bawmeh, daughter of single mother and weaver Plemeh, in her class room at her primary school in the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Northern Thailand. Bawmeh was born in the camp after her parents fled their homeland, Myanmar, in 1996.
Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk speaks with an elderly woman in a Rohingya village near Maungdaw, northern Rakhine State.
In Myanmar, currently 640,000 people, mostly minority Rohingya, have been internally displaced, forced to flee from brutal violence that began in 2012. Unable to work, people continue to need food, water and shelter. IDRF’s support allowed UNHCR, along with a local partner, to provide food for 1,000 desperate internally displaced people.