Border Consortium Seeks Aid in Wake of Fire
27 March 2013
The Border Consortium (TBC), which coordinates aid for refugees from Burma living along the Thai-Burmese border, has issued an appeal for 13 million baht (US $433,000) in emergency assistance in the wake of a deadly fire at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province on March 22. The blaze, which killed 36 people and injured another 200, swept through two sections of the camp destroying everything in its path, TBC said in a statement. More than 400 houses, community buildings, schools, clinic and food warehouses were destroyed, leaving 2,300 people homeless and in need of food.