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01 Aug 2017 description

SUKHOTHAI, 01 August 2017, (NNT) - The situation in the flood hit province of Sukhothai is reportedly returning to normal, after the overflowing Yom River crippled local businesses.

Previously the province’s fresh market was submerged in over 50 centimeters of water which affected more than 50 vendors in the province's commercial district. Businesses are now running as usual after municipal officers cleaned up the venue.

31 Jul 2017 description

BANGKOK, 30th July 2017 (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission has extended its help to flood victims in the Northeast.

Secretary General of the Office of the Insurance Commission, Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, said today that the OIC has joined the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in setting up a center for flood victims in the Northeast and sent its staff to help speed up the disbursement of compensation to insurance policy holders, who have been affected by the inundation.

31 Jul 2017 description

In order to provide humanitarian action for refugees in Thailand, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation held monthly free medical clinic for them in Bangkok. In addition to medical services, volunteers also provided a venue for refugees to learn job skills. Many hope this training will improve the living condition of refugees and give them the opportunity to become self-sufficient.

To prepare for the monthly free clinic for refugees in Bangkok, Tzu Chi volunteers and TIMA members came in the early morning to decorate the venue.

13 Jul 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 503

  • Verified Return Villages 187

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 304

Background Information

07 Jul 2017 description

1. Executive summary

Following the Andaman Sea Crisis of May‒June 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bangladesh conducted a community-based study to understand the push factors influencing migrants to travel through irregular channels and the challenges experienced by migrants upon returning to Bangladesh. The study aimed to build the evidence base regarding the needs of returning migrants to inform the development of more effective migrant reintegration practices.

02 Jun 2017 description

A Guide to Recovery Planning and Preparedness

The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery; and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.

The goal of the Guide is to improve the social and economic outcomes of disaster recovery programmes in the Member States. In particular, it aims to ensure that recovery improves disaster resilience and contributes to sustainable development.

16 May 2017 description

The international standards and principles of UNHCR’s protection and assistance related to voluntary repatriation are:

Voluntariness: The UNHCR protection counseling must confirm the voluntariness of a decision to return. A UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Form (VRF) will be used.

16 May 2017 description

A package of assistance will be provided to MOI-UNHCR verified refugees (individuals and families) who are voluntarily returning to Myanmar through the facilitated Voluntary Repatriation Operation that is supported by the Royal Thai Government and the Government of Myanmar.

10 May 2017 description

Six months after they repatriated from Thailand, a returnee family reflects on the life they left behind and embraces their future in Myanmar.

By: Vivian Tan

YANGON, Myanmar – When Thant Zin Maung decided to return home last October, he told his boys to play their hearts out.

“Play as much as you can, because once you’re back you can’t play as much,” he said sadly, as they packed up their belongings in Thailand’s Nupo refugee camp, where the family lived for over 10 years.

05 May 2017 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 Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) has provided funding for humanitarian assistance in the refugee camps. Most recently, efforts have focused on primary health care for the most vulnerable, as well as protection activities.