As many of you know there was a terrible fire in a refugee camp west of Khun Yuam. 36 people died on site in the camp fire. There are many disturbing images on the net & on facebook. I wont copy other peoples images & post them here. But you can take a look here at some photo sites on FB. 1. Tui from Yont Guesthouse & store in Khun Yuam. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.476397739069193.96647.100000969130838&type=1 2. Karenni Further studies https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151371974296482.1073741828.571656481&type=1 3. Piyavit Thongs-ard https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151547561825132.1073741831.597720131&type=3 Piyavit was the first outside photographer on the scene arriving at first light from Chiang Mai after an all night drive, & is a professional freelance photographer of many years. 4. Mr Forever Eterntiy https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151371974296482.1073741828.571656481&type=1 5. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200193854421756.1073741825.1013708073&type=1 6. Bangkok Post http://www.bangkokpost.com/multimedia/photo/342320/37-killed-in-ban-mae-surin-refugee-camp-fire There are many places to donate goods / money. In Mae Hong Son at the Government Sala Klang offices & the Living Museum. The Living Museum in Mae Hong Son A MHS Nurse registering her donation at the MHS Living Museum The official MHS government Sala Klang offices collection point The official MHS Govt Bank account to donate money to @ Krung Thai Bank Nang at the Salween Restaurant in MHS was also collecting goods & money In Khun Yuam the collection point is the Khun Yuam district office Bottling drinking water at Khun Yuam Want to help? Donation suggestions from the Bangkok Post I personally donated via Paypal to WEAVE as soon as I heard the emergency call. Weave is an NGO that has been working with the refugees in MHS for years & has a very good reputation. You can donate to WEAVE via Paypal @ [email protected] Another bigger overall consortium is The Border Consortium You can donate to TBC here http://theborderconsortium.org/donate/donate.htm There is a mountain of material donations out there in Khun Yuam & my guess is that building new shelters / houses & a water supply is the first priority. Then they have to sort out the material donations. What do they need next - whom knows. I saw score scores of private pick ups heading out to Khun Yuam to leave goods. The generosity & compassion from the MHS people was fantastic. I got the impression they're swamped with stuff right now & cant handle all the physical donations at the moment. Cash donations to some of the NGOs to let them source what they need is the way to go right now I think. My personal recommendation is WEAVE using Paypal. [email protected] Make your donation noting that it is to help the victims of the Karenni Refugee Camp fire. If you want to mention from GT Rider, say the donation is from a friend of GT Rider, up to you. This I believe is much easier than slowly collection money / goods from GTR , then handing it over. Let the NGO's work as quickly , efficiently as possible. A couple of disturbing Bkk Post Reports to follow http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/342330/blaze-camp-district-cop-shunted http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/342504/blaze-cop-claims-victimisation this was the big rumour when I was in Khun Yuam & is a scary thought indeed, that is best not debated / commented on in a public domain. You all take care now. But if you've ever ridden the MHS Loop & enjoyed the people & perhaps even visited a refuge camp out there; spare some thoughts & a little money to help these victims on the terrible tragedy. Please help them.