For two months after his construction site's pandemic shutdown, carpenter Tun Nye has had no income and thus no food as he and his wife are confined to one of 600 workers’ camps around Bangkok. In Thailand’s worst virus surge yet, volunteer groups are providing aid to people like him. Bangkok Community Help has 400 Thai and foreign volunteers who deliver 3,000 hot meals a day and up to 600 “survival bags”. When hospitals became overcrowded, volunteer doctors brought oxygen to their homes. We Care For Ourselves, a group of Bangkok residents, created an online platform to match needs in camps with donations. While things are improving, the group says they’re hearing more about ongoing needs in city slums.

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