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17 Jan 2017 description

PRACHUAPKIRIKAN, 16 January 2017 (NNT) – Soldiers have devoted their resources to repairing homes affected by flooding in Prachuapkirikan province.

Engineers from the 16th Military Circle have descended on a home in Prachuapkirikan province to repair damages caused by flooding over the past month. The soldiers have also passed out necessity items and medicine to flood victims while saying they believe they can complete their repair work in 3 days.

13 Jan 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13 January 2017 (NNT) - The government will introduce a flood rehabilitation program, which was used in 2011, to help flood victims get back on their feet.

Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Ormsin Chivapruck, who also serves as Secretary-General of Command Center for Monitoring Situation, revealed that the government will use the same approach to assisting flood victims this year as the previous administration did in 2011.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Severe flooding ravaging 12 southern provinces is expected to trim 1.2 percentage points off the region's economic growth of 3.2% forecast earlier, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC).

Vachira Kunthawethep, a UTCC economist, said the university estimates that 22.4 billion baht worth of damage was incurred from heavy flooding that hit 12 provinces between Jan 1-10.

08 Jan 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 8th January 2017 (NNT) – Thirty thrusters are being transported to the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat to assist local authorities in flood draining efforts.

The Royal Thai Navy is shipping 30 thrusters to Nakhon Si Thammarat where they will be used to push the flood water into the ocean. Another 20 thrusters will also be sent to the inundated region soon, according to the Naval Dockyard Department.

12 Oct 2016 description

Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

07 Oct 2016 description

Content

The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

21 Sep 2016 description
  • On 20 September 2016, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of Thailand attended the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, held at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, to join the world’s efforts in pledging additional assistance for displaced persons. As the only ASEAN country attended, the invitation bore testimony to Thailand’s record of longstanding humanitarian assistance towards over one million displaced persons from various countries during the past four decades.

05 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed conflict in northern Shan displaces approximately 3,900 people in May

  • Seasonal floods affect 28,000 people across five regions and states in Burma

  • USG provides an additional $11.6 million to address humanitarian needs resulting from the Burma complex emergency

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages - More than 30 years on, the situation of refugees from Myanmar/Burma in Thailand has become one of the world's most protracted refugee crises, and there is a need to find durable solutions. - Since 1995, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has provided funding for humanitarian assistance in the refugee camps.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

20 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to support Thailand as the country prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution.

Mr. Ban spoke by telephone yesterday with the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

“The Secretary-General reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to support Thailand during this critical juncture to facilitate a swift return to democracy,” said a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

13 Jun 2016 description

Avec une multitude de conflits et de crises générant des déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde, la réinstallation s’avère essentielle dans les efforts du HCR pour trouver des solutions et plaider pour un partage équitable des responsabilités dans l’aide aux réfugiés, peut-on lire dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR.

11 May 2016 description

BY ALISA TANG

MAE SOT, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ta Mla Saw was about seven when she and her family fled from Myanmar troops attacking her village in the country's ethnic Karen region, and crossed the river into Thailand to the safety of refugee camps dotted along the border.

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22 Apr 2016 description

Following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Republic of Ecuador on 16 April 2016 which caused immense losses of lives, injuries and extensive destruction to the country’s properties and infrastructure system, and H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister sent a message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa, President of the Republic of Ecuador, while H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs, sent a message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of the Republic of Ecuador.

12 Apr 2016 description
report The Irrawaddy

By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY| Thursday, April 7, 2016 |

Burma’s long-established ethnic Karen armed organization, the Karen National Union (KNU), has been preparing land and shelter for the possible return of civilians displaced internally and on the Thai-Burma border after more than six decades of civil war with government forces.

The plan is underway in areas controlled by the KNU in southern and eastern Karen State, such as Kyainseikgyi Township and Hpa-an District, according to sources from the group.

25 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Shan displace more than 6,700 people in February and March

  • GoB closes 25 IDP camps in Rakhine following the resettlement of 25,000 IDPs

  • USG provides nearly $20 million to date in FY 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian needs in Burma persist due to ongoing localized conflicts, prolonged population displacement, and continued vulnerability to natural disasters, such as drought.