Thousands of Burmese children have fled fighting in Burma to seek safety and an education in migrant schools along the Thai-Burma border. The conditions at the schools are desperate; there is little food, accommodation is basic, and because the children are illegally in Thailand, they can be sent home without a chance to appeal. If a child is arrested they can be deported immediately. Children sent back to Burma have been enlisted into the army as porters or child soldiers, or trafficked into brothels in neighbouring countries.
£12.50 will buy a school uniform which will help a child to avoid arrest and forced repatriation.