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29 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Madrid, 29 de marzo de 2017.- Cáritas Española y la agencia EuropeAid de la Comisión Europea han sumado esfuerzos para poner en marcha en Tailandia un ambicioso proyecto de ayuda humanitaria para los refugiados birmanos acogidos desde hace más de tres décadas en 9 campos de refugio temporales repartidos a lo largo de la frontera con Myanmar. El proyecto se ha presentado esta mañana en el Foreign Correspondent’s Club Thailand (FCCT) de Bangkok, durante el acto de inauguración de los proyectos financiados este año por la Unión Europea en Tailandia.

29 Mar 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017

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  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

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29 Mar 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 9.7 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
  • 122.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

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28 Mar 2017 description

CHIANG MAI, 28 March 2017 (NNT) – The Bureau of Royal Rainmaking (BRR) has established an operation center in the north to combat both the persisting drought and haze.

27 Mar 2017 description

THAILAND, 26th March 2017 (NNT) – Major dams in two provinces hold sufficient water for consumption in their regions throughout the drought season, according to Thai officials.

24 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 23 March 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud seeding operation is set to take place in the near future to save the remaining plants in the area.

24 Mar 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: WASSANA NANUAM

PHITSANULOK - Thailand will ask nearly 70,000 refugees displaced by skirmishes in Myanmar to return home, but only on a voluntary basis. Those ready to make the trip back home will be sent only gradually, 3rd Army chief Lt Gen Vijak Siribansop said Thursday.

Nay Pyi Taw has prepared areas for them and current peace talks with armed ethnic groups in Myanmar look promising, he said.

22 Mar 2017 description

22.03.2017 – Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured farmers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses.

18 Mar 2017 description

THAILAND, 18th March 2017 (NNT) – Many provinces are stepping up measures in preparation for the annual drought crisis.

Nong Khai Governor Suchart Noppawan, has undertaken drought-prevention projects in the province including pipeline enlargement, the installation of large-scale water pumping machines, and the construction of water distribution facilities. The governor said the residents and up to 2,000 rai or 790 acres of farmland will benefit from these projects.

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

16 Mar 2017 description

WHO SEARO Press release 1644

New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO today signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, innovative, multisectoral and comprehensive measures to achieve the global target to end the disease by 2030.

13 Mar 2017 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

EDUCATION AND VIOLENCE

13 Mar 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13 March 2017 (NNT) – The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Interior has reiterated to all local officials across the nation that they must adhere to water management guidelines during the drought season while also urging farmers to cooperate with the government and desist from planting crops during this period.

13 Mar 2017 description
report Jungle Aid

by Caitlin | Mar 12, 2017

Background on Ba Mak Village

13 Mar 2017 description
report Jungle Aid

by Caitlin | Mar 12, 2017

Bon Luk

Once again, we had a large group of volunteers visiting Bon Luk. We left early in two 4x4s, one on which was kindly sponsored by our long time sponsor, Dave of Hua Hin Car Hire, and drove to Bon Luk.

We had one nurse and 6 volunteers with us.

Immediately on our arrival, our nurse Annie set up the clinic with Nim assisting with translation as well as medical journal and Paul helping with medical bag. We saw 23 patients with 2 needing follow up at the hospital. We will be coordinating hospital visits for these two patients.

13 Mar 2017 description
report Jungle Aid

by Caitlin | Mar 12, 2017

Pa LA U village has 39 houses and about 200 people who have limited medical care and education and insufficient access to healthy food, clean water, electricity, toilets and waste disposal facilities.

The trip had several aims:

13 Mar 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Leena Zieger

The changes in Burma’s political landscape have affected the country’s population in varying ways.

Among the less fortunate citizens are tens of thousands of young refugees whose concerns and qualifications continue to be sidelined in the country’s reform process.

Thousands of youth live in limbo along the Thailand-Burma border, where decline in donor funding has adversely impacted the refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) whose lives depend on international assistance and services provided by local ethnic organizations.

12 Mar 2017 description

BANGKOK, 12th March 2017 (NNT) - The northeastern province of Si Saket has been preparing measures to deal with the approaching drought.

Director of the Si Saket Royal Irrigation Project, Chamras Suangchan said on Saturday that water stored at the Rasi Salai Dam and the Hua Na Dam as well as at 16 other reservoirs in the province is currently at 70% of their combined capacity, which is 14% better than at the the same time last year.