NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand, February 16, 2017 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies announced an additional $500,000 to continue disaster risk reduction activities to help schools and communities in Thailand be better prepared for flooding and other disasters.
Thailand recovered in 2016 from a severe two-year El Niño-related drought, which had substantially reduced irrigation supplies and rice acreage in the country. Bountiful rainfall during the recent wet season replenished important reservoirs which supply the agricultural sector and enabled the government to lift restrictions on irrigated rice acreage during the 2016-17 dry season (November through May). Farmers responded by increasing rice acreage by an estimated 975,000 hectares compared to last year.
February 14, 2017, at 1425hrs, at the Government Press Center, Naree Smosorn Building, Government House, following the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Col Thaksada Sangkhachan, Assistant Government Spokesperson, revealed the 2/2017 Announcement of the Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on downgrading disaster management response for flood disaster in the South and in Prachuab Kiri Khan province.
- 6.8 M required for 2017
- 0 contributions received
- 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation
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- 123.3 M required for 2017
- 4.9 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
- 127.4 M funding gap for South East Asia
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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 13 February 2017 (NNT) - Flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat expressed their gratitude to local authorities for their help and support.
The Second Naval Area Command sent a group of soldiers to help residents in Chulabhorn district repair their houses in the aftermath of a month-long flood. A 60-year old homeowner in the district, Preeda Khaoset, said she was grateful for the help she received as she never could have repaired the house by herself due the scale of the damage.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 10 February 2017 (NNT)-Provincial authorities have been helping the flood victims in southern Thailand get back on their feet as soon as possible.
In Nakhon Si Thammarat, Department of Community Development Director-General Apichart Todilokwet visited Cha-uat district to present relief bags and financial aid to representatives of Child Development Centers in eight districts.
08.02.2017 – 3D models have been deployed since 2013 to facilitate the effective implementation of protective measures for rivers and water reservoirs. Drones supply data for this.
Thailand is feeling the impact of climate change – in particular, the agricultural sector has to deal with extreme weather conditions. The disastrous flooding of 2011 was followed by years of drought, which put additional pressure on water resources already compromised by agriculture.
ALA, 8 February 2017 (NNT) - While most areas in the southern region have recovered by severe flooding, residents in Ban Poh Yanee in Yala province are still unable to resume their businesses and are waiting for government assistance on repairing their homes.
Residents of Ban Poh Yanee, which is located in Sateng Nok subdistrict, have been waiting for government officials to assist in the restoration efforts, after floodwaters began to recede on January 27th.
ANGKOK, 8 February 2017 (NNT) - The Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation revealed that the South of Thailand no longer suffers from the flood crisis.
The command center has instructed provincial authorities to survey the flood damage and help people repair their homes within 30 days.
2 February 2017 – The experience of Thailand in creating an equitable health care system that provides universal access to life-saving treatment for people living with HIV should be held up as a model for other developing countries around the world, says a new report.
For the past few decades, Thailand has been a major destination country for asylum seekers and refugees from Myanmar. Since 1984, Thailand has provided refuge to people fleeing violence in Myanmar, and more recently to economic migrants. The population in the Thai refugee camps, located along the Myanmar-Thailand border, is now estimated at 111,000 people. Many were born in the camps and have never set foot outside.
SURAT THANI, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Nearly every part of the South has dried up except for certain areas in Surat Thani and Narathiwat provinces where many homes remain inundated.
In Surat Thani, Rajaprajanugroh Foundation presented 500 relief bags and photos of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the residents of Tha Kham sub-district at Wat Taranaram School.
PHATTHALUNG, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Omsin Cheewapruek visited Phatthalung and Trang provinces to observe the flood situation and presented a natural disaster prevention policy to provincial authorities.
The minister was briefed on the damage caused by the floods in a meeting with Phatthalung authorities to whom he presented a disaster assistance guideline. Among the attendees were provincial governor Wanchai Kongkasem and other local civil servants.
YALA - PATTANI, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Rubber farmers in Raman District of Yala Province have begun restoring their farms after floodwaters receded, while officials in Pattani Province are stepping up their reconstruction efforts for residents.
PATTANI, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Provincial officers in Pattani have accelerated restoration works for houses damaged by floods in 12 districts of the southern province.
Pattani Governor Weeranan Phengchan led a team to visit Pooyut subdistrict in Muang Pattani district to inspect the restoration and repairs to flood-damaged houses in the area.
Pattani province, the Royal Thai Army and the 4th Army Area have jointly provided post-flood assistance to the flood affected victims after inundation in the local areas had subsided.
Earlier in January this year, a four-day downpour caused serious floods in Bangsaphan, Prachuap in Thailand, which caused the most damage then ever. Volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Thailand evaluated their conditions and conducted a cash-for-relief program there.
Cause of displacement
Between 90 and 230 IDPs killed
BANGKOK, 3rd February 2017 (NNT) - Efforts to restore the flood-damaged southern region have begun, to help those hit by weeks of inundation to regain their lives.