CRS History in Thailand
CRS has been working in Thailand since the mid-1950s. In the 1970s, CRS and the Catholic Organization for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COEER) launched a major project on the Cambodian border providing food, clothing, and social services to refugees. CRS closed its Thailand office in 1995, but continued to support its microfinance program in Surin.
In 2001, CRS returned to Thailand and opened an office in Bangkok to oversee programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, The Philippines, and East Timor.