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Emergency Response

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TBC supports Disaster Risk and Disaster Management trainings in the camps, where fire, landslides and floods are all potential hazards.

Fire continues to be the greatest threat to life and safety in the camps. Tragically, in mid-2013, 35 people lost their lives in a fire at Ban Mae Surin camp, the worst ever fire in the border sites.

On 5 July 2017 a fire broke out at Ban Mai Nai Soi camp. A total of 32 houses were destroyed and another 37 partially burnt, affecting 147 refugees. The roofs of two community buildings were also damaged and had to be removed. Families were supported with cooked meals and shelter and were in replacement homes by mid-August.

TBC plays a key role in coordinating cross-sectoral assessments and disseminating situation reports in response to such emergencies.

It distributes blankets, clothing, cooking utensils, food, drinking water, temporary shelter and building materials in the aftermath and assists refugees to rebuild as quickly as possible.