Who We Are
The Border Consortium (TBC) has been working with refugees who fled conflict in Burma/Myanmar since 1984.
For three decades, it has been the main provider of food, shelter and other forms of support to the refugees in camps in western Thailand.
Over the years the TBC organisation has changed and evolved. Today its members comprise nine international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) from nine countries. They are:
Christian Aid, UK and Ireland
Church World Service, USA
Inter Pares, Canada
International Rescue Committee, USA
NCCA-Act for Peace, Australia
Norwegian Church Aid, Norway
TBC’s head office is in Bangkok, Thailand.
It has field offices in Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Mae Sot, Umphang and Kanchanaburi towns in Thailand. TBC also has an office in Yangon with two field offices in South East Burma/ Myanmar.
TBC Board members meet at least twice annually in person at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) and at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). At least another two meetings are conducted electronically each year.
Board members are elected for a two year term at the AGM with a minimum of five members and a maximum of eight. The board must consist of at least four member agency representatives, as up to four external candidates can be elected.
The current chair is held by Alexis Chapman (Independent).
TBC has the support of more than 30 large and small donors. Currently over 95 percent of its funding comes from the European Union and eleven governments.
Although most of TBC’s funds are now institutional, it still continues to receive funds from individuals, private foundations and organisations and churches. These contributions are particularly encouraging and uplifting for our staff and members.
To make a donation, please visit the Donation page.
TBC would like to sincerely thank its donors and members for their generous contributions and support.