A Play Day in Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand
The Mae La refugee camp is the largest settlement along the Myanmar-Thailand border. It’s home to more than 30,000 Karan, Myanmarese and Muslim refugees, half of whom are under the age of 17.
These children have fled conflict and violence. For this reason, many are isolated and vulnerable, and struggle with social interaction.
Right To Play brought 700 children together for a day of play and fun, the largest ever held in the camp. The games were designed to show children how to work together and get to know each other. Relay races inspired teamwork, and other games encouraged communication.
Play brings children together, and allows them to discover similarities and overcome differences.