The Numbers: The Thailand Burma Border Consortium

The figures behind the charity which provides food and shelter to Burmese refugees living on the Thai border.

1,140m - The charity's income for the year ending December 2009 in Thai baht - the currency used in its accounts - which is equivalent to £23.8m at current exchange rates. The previous year's income was 1,126m baht, equivalent to £26.2m. However, the charity says exchange rates of donor currencies against the baht have worsened by 20 per cent over the past five years

£64.2k - The converted cost of generating voluntary income. The charity raised £23.5m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 27p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 18p in the pound

£3.25m - Free reserves at year-end. The charity's target was to hold reserves equal to half of its annual spending to manage any emergencies

£1.17m - Converted staff costs for the year for the organisation's 70 employees

140,000 - The number of refugees from Burma living in 10 camps along the Thai border. They are supplied with food, shelter and other essentials through the charity, according to its latest report

93% - The proportion of the charity's budgets met by 15 national governments and the EU.


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