Thailand also formerly known as Siam and officially the Kingdom of Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia. It borders to Burma, Loas, Cambodia and Malaysia, the Andaman Sea to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the south.
- Population approximately: 69.200.000
- Land area approximately: 513.000kvm
- Capital: Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakorn) with approximately 13.000.000 people
- Ethnics: 80% Thai, 15% Chinese, 5% Malay and the rest is minority group of Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes
- Religion: 95% Buddhism
- Language: Thai
Today, nearly one million childen have no birth registration or other important documents, which means they can’t go to school, and lack other basic rights, approximately 200.000 of them live in the Bangkok slums.
Almost 15% of the population fall below the poverty line and have no jobs, alternatively lack the income to afford to send their children to school, and in some cases – not even provide them with food. They build houses on stilts with debris and rubbish, to prevent them from getting washed away in the floods that can occur during the rainy season. Most families make their daily living by begging on the street, or by collecting trash that they clean and later sell.
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