While COVID-19 has created challenges for refugees, minority groups, and workers in the region, those communities continue to struggle for justice.
Throughout her decades of activism, Debbie Stothard has seen the power of global solidarity during times of crisis.
From humble beginnings in 2006, BCMF has since grown to play a major healthcare role in a region afflicted by conflict, poverty and a severe lack of funding for local healthcare systems.
BCMF was established to treat an increasing number of refugees and displaced people on the Thai-Burma border requiring surgery. After a decade treating patients on the border, BCMF has now expanded into Myanmar.
Australian Government must now consider joining calls for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in Myanmar
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA have called for the Australian government to use its international influence to push for an immediate end to the crisis and for a UN Commission of Inquiry.