Current Situation of Social Welfare and Social Security

  • Naruemon Thabchumpon
  • Bea Moraras
  • Jiraporn Laocharoenwon
  • Wannaprapa Karom
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 15)


A comprehensive overview is provided of the current situation of social welfare and social security in the selected temporary shelters of Tham Hin, Mae La and Ban Mai Nai Soi. Use is made of documentary and field data, and key indicators under the Human Security framework and the rights-based approach are used in analysis of security food, shelter, health care, safety and legal protection. For education, the relevant indicators of the Right to Education framework of the 4As are applied and analysed. Each topic is discussed in-depth, followed by an assessment of the social tension between displaced persons and local Thai communities. An analysis of the consequences of maintaining the current situation is presented.


Social welfare Refugee Social tension Right-based approach Gender 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naruemon Thabchumpon
    • 1
  • Bea Moraras
    • 1
  • Jiraporn Laocharoenwon
    • 1
  • Wannaprapa Karom
    • 1
  1. 1.Master of Arts in International Development Studies, Faculty of Political SciencesChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand

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