We have arrived in Chiang Mai and will contact NGOs in Chiang Mai in order to see how they work in the North of Thailand in comparaison to Bangkok. We will also visit FFAC, a foundation which works with orphants and which we have already met in Bangkok.
The city of Chiang Mai is in a valley, surrounded by mountains. In the province of Chiang Mai, 82,6% of the area is covered by forest while 11,2% is used for agriculture. Agriculture is one of the most important resources in the North of Thailand, especially rice cultivation. The North of Thailand counts many different ethnic groups. Close to the border to Myanmar, a lot of refugees live in camps. Humanitarian stakes are numerous and we will talk about it more in our future articles.
Many NGOs have an office in the North of Thailand. As the region is very rural, it is poorer than the touristic South. In addition to meet local NGOs, we will also travel around the city in order to meet the rural population.