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As an economically viable country with many natural resources, poverty in Thailand can be linked to an inefficient distribution of wealth throughout the society. An estimated thirty-percent of the population is barely surviving from day to day. The top tier of the society also estimated to be around thirty percent, live lavishly.

Thailand's Muslim population of approximately 2.2 million is largely concentrated in the country’s four southern provinces which are less prosperous materially than other parts of Thailand. Poverty, meager educational opportunities, and discrimination are a part of the Thai Muslim experience.

In addition, there are nine main refugee camps that spread along Thailand’s border with Myanmar (Burma) where about 140,000 Burmese asylum seekers, a significant portion of whom are Muslim, live since fleeing various forms of persecution in their home country. These asylum seekers are in need of immediate and long-term assistance with health care, education, and securing viable livelihoods.

Thailand - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

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Vital Stats

Population: 66,000,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 18 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 73 years
Major Diseases: High risk of bacterial diarrhea, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, rabies and leptospirosis
Religions: Buddhist - 94.6%
Muslim - 4.6%
Christian - 0.7%
other - 0.1%
Literacy Rate: 93 %
Unemployment Rate: 2 %
Poverty Rate: 10 %
Natural Hazards: Land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; drought