Pray for Hill Tribe Villagers Threatened by Eviction in Northern Thailand
[ ePrayer – Pray for the tribe groups in Northern Thailand ]
The Thai government has recently begun evicting hill tribe groups living close to forests and national parks, demanding villagers to give back 80% of their lands for a meager one-off compensation. The pressure put on these ethnic minorities will lead to problems such as unstable food supply and migration. After meeting with our partner Thai-Lahu Foundation (TLF), village leaders will discuss with community members whether to comply with the policy,or negotiate for a better eviction plan with reference to the distributions of resources in the area, such as farmland, forest, national park and water source, in order to protect and maintain their current lifestyle as much as possible.
Pray for the project:
- Pray that a decision concerning about the government’s eviction would be made and further actions would be taken by the villagers and our partner soon;
- Pray for the livelihood of the villagers affected by the policy.