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29 Jan 2016 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: PATSARA JIKKHAM

Enough water remains for consumption this dry season, but distributing it to non-irrigated areas will be difficult, government authorities said on Friday.

At a news conference at Government House, Supoj Tovichakchaikul, director-general of the Department of Water Resources, said that from January to April, usable water reserves are calculated at 20.7 billion cubic metres, comprised of 19.3 billion cu/min irrigated areas and 1.4 cu/m in non-irrigated areas.

21 Jan 2016 description

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 139, December 2015:

City, Child, and Resilience interact with each other but not always to move towards sustainable development. This issue explores some of the key issues around this.

29 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 1 million people in Burma require humanitarian assistance

  • HCT requests $190 million through newly launched 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan

  • USG contributes additional $5 million for food assistance to IDPs and conflict-affected people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Oct 2015 description

In Australia, the language will be different.
In Australia, the values will be different.
In Australia, the people will be different.
In Australia, everything will be different.

07 Oct 2015 description

WHAT IS AN INNOVATION LAB?

The word ‘labs’ is sometimes confl ated with the fashionable nomenclature of innovators, and innovative organizations. For others, the word ‘lab’ may conjure up images of men and women wearing large plastic goggles, and white coats, almost certainly holding test tubes full of colorful – possibly fi zzing – liquid.

01 Oct 2015 description

On this edition:

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow held in Thailand
  • 7th DELSA Project Steering Committee Meeting
  • Up close and personal with Ms Agustina Tnunay on 'The Other Side' and many more
30 Sep 2015 description

In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.

26 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2011, people living in remote areas of Nakhon Sawan province were gravely affected by one of Thailand’s worst floods.

  • The rehabilitation program, supported by the World Bank Group and implemented by CODI, provides financial support for small infrastructure projects and housing repairs for flood victims still struggling to recover, and income support for community members to carry out the construction work themselves.

02 Sep 2015 description

By MARIA PILE

In the sunlight from the door opening of her bamboo hut, Naw Sodo Shoko shows us pictures of what she does at her job: neatly folded elephants and swans from towels and bed sheets and colourful flower ornaments ready to ornate a fancy dinner table or hotel reception.

01 Sep 2015 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN Suports Myanmar Flood relief efforts

  • ACE Programme Second Batch Graduation

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow in Manila and many more

31 Aug 2015 description

YALA, 31 August 2015, (NNT) - Yala Provincial Administrative Office officials have visited locals affected by storm.

Muang Yala District Chief Preecha Chanakitkamjorn yesterday led a team of military, administrative officials, and village chiefs to visit Ta Sae Sub-district of Muang Yala District, which had been hard hit by a tropical storm earlier; where they distributed survival kits and offered various kinds of assistance to the affected locals. The storm wrecked 74 homes, several schools, hospitals and farmlands.

05 Aug 2015 description

BANGKOK, 4 August 2015 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, expressed concerns over the ongoing drought disaster and the newly emerging floods in different parts of Thailand, saying the Cabinet today approved seven billion baht to help farmers affected by the drought.

With the new fund, the Interior Ministry and the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry will together work out a cultivation guideline for the upcoming agricultural season and the employment of farmers on out-of-farm jobs pending the new planting season.

08 Jul 2015 description

Unrest in Southern Thailand continues to affect countless families. Many lives been turned upside-down by the loss or detention of a family member (often the breadwinner), or loved ones needing care for injuries resulting from the unrest.

Nopharat Sani and Wanphen Inthongkaew have lived in Tambon Thung Phala, Kok-pho district, for over 40 years. The sisters would often ride their motorbikes together to the nearby market.

They vividly remember the day that changed their lives.

08 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Nepal

The Thai Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Bangkok has made a donation of Thai Baht 4.2 million(over 12.5 million Nepalese Rupees) for the relief of the earthquake victims in Nepal. A cheque of that amount was handed over to H. E. Mr. KhagaNathAdhikari, Ambassador of Nepal in Bangkok, by a group of the representatives of the Foundation, led by Mr. WichaiAutrassakorn, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, this morning. On behalf of the Foundation, the representatives have expressed condolences to the victims of the earthquakes, and hoped and prayed for early recovery.

19 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 19 de junio de 2015.- Con motivo de la celebración mañana, 20 de junio, del Día Mundial del Refugiado, Cáritas Española suma su voz a la de Cáritas Europa para recordar que “lo que los refugiados necesitan con mayor urgencia es solidaridad”.

Falta de voluntad de la UE

Asimismo, señalamos que “la falta de voluntad de los responsables europeos para escuchar y ver el sufrimiento de los migrantes y refugiados que llegan a nuestras fronteras, supone matar el sueño de una Unión Europea líder en derechos humanos y la solidaridad”.

10 Jun 2015 description

Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.

04 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BANGKOK, 4 June 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today received a donation of US$1 million for the Nepal earthquake response from the people of Thailand. The donation was presented by the Royal Thai Government after they raised the funds through voluntary contributions from individuals across the country. The funds will support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children and their families affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal last April.