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Storm causes extensive damage in 3 districts of Phitsanulok

PHITSANULOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) – A storm has brought about extensive damage in 3 districts of Phitsanulok, although no deaths or injuries have been reported.

A storm lashed through the three districts on Monday, damaging 22 homes in Noen Maprang, 16 in Bangrakam, and 26 in Phrom Piram. A few cars were also reportedly damaged by fallen trees.

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Hailstorm ravages several homes in Lampang

LAMPANG, 15 April 2014 (NNT) - A hailstorm has wreaked havoc in Lampang Province during the Songkran holiday, causing damage to local homes as well as to the office building of the Pong Yang Khok Municipality.

Authorities from the municipality immediately went to inspect the damage to the office building. The storm struck last night [ April 14th ], causing the roof of the building to collapse and crash into three cars parked nearby. Fragments of tile were also scattered everywhere inside the building.

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Storm victims in Bueng Kan province receive relief packages

BUENG KAN, 7 April 2014 (NNT) – Bueng Kan Governor Chalotorn Pakote has visited people affected from a summer storm and handed out relief packages after the storm severely damaged houses and private property there.

Apart from houses and property, the storm also caused major destruction to rubber plantations on April 3rd 2014, affecting 74 households. Following that, the provincial authorities and Red Cross officials quickly provided assistance and a supply of 400 steel sheets and 74 relief bags.

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Summer storms hit 9 provinces, DPM to evaluate damage and assist victims

BANGKOK, 4 April 2014 (NNT) - The Disaster Prevention and Meditation Department (DPM) has reported 9 provinces hit by summer storms. Officials have been dispatched to evaluate damage in the areas as well as give assistance to victims in need.

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Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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Chiang Rai launches relief measures for hailstorm-struck area

CHIANG RAI, 26 March 2014 (NNT) – Chiang Rai provincial authorities have distributed several thousand roof tiles to residents whose houses were badly hit by a hailstorm that struck earlier this week.

A severe hailstorm struck the northern region of Thailand last weekend. Besides punctured roofs, hailstorm also ruined several orchards and flower gardens across the area. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.

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Preparing SMEs for Disasters

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, small and medium-sized businesses in the Philippines from farms to fisheries were impacted by the devastation. Many coconut farms, a key export for the Philippines, were flattened. Amid the wreckage of flooded crops and broken boats, small business owners struggled to rebuild their livelihoods.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation:

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Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin 2013

The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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ACTED facilitates cooperation between Thai and Myanmar TVET colleges

As part of its EU-funded intervention to build the technical and vocational skills of Myanmar refugees living in the temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar border, ACTED recently facilitated an exchange between Thai and Myanmar vocational training colleges located in the border areas. A delegation of 6 lecturers from the Loikaw Government Technical High School in Kayah State, Myanmar, came to visit the Nawamintrachine Industrial and Community Education College in Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

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The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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The Border Consortium Programme Report - July to December 2013

Executive Summary

This report describes the activities, programmes, and key achievements of TBC during the period of July to December 31, 2013. This six-month report analyses programme outputs and results as they pertain toTBC’s Strategic Directions and Strategic Plan 2013-2017.  

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Outbreak of fire in Mae La camp, 29 Dec 13

Update on Sitrep from 27 December 2013

In the immediate response to the fire on Friday, 27 December, Ministry of Interior (MOI) local officials, the Royal Thai Army and Thai fire trucks responded quickly to control the fire and bring it under control around 16:00. An emergency response coordination meeting was held in the Mae La Camp Commander’s office with MOI (Province of Tak Deputy Governor, Chief of District Office Tha Song Yang), Royal Thai Army, UNHCR, Karen Refugee Committee representatives (KRC), Camp Committee Management personnel (CMP) and NGOs at around 16:30.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Myanmar/Burma and Thailand (ECHO/-XA/BUD/2013/91000) Last update 15/11/2013 Version 2

  1. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

After three missed harvests in Kachin State and two in Rakhine State and a serious disruption of the market dynamics in the conflict and violence affected areas, the livelihood situation of the displaced communities is dire and coping mechanisms have been exhausted. The economic prospects do not show a quick recovery trend. Continued food assistance, livelihood support and productive assets are urgently needed for all displaced families.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Myanmar/Burma and Thailand (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000) Last update 29/10/2013 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 18000000

1. CONTEXT

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Australia to increase support for refugees on the Thai–Burma border

Australia will provide $8 million over the next two years to provide basic health and education services for refugees on the Thai–Burma border. The funding will also provide training and livelihood support to people in preparation for a safe and voluntary return home when conditions permit.

An estimated 130,000 people are living in nine camps on the Thai side of the border. Refugees fleeing conflict in Burma have sought refuge in Thailand since the mid-1980s, in what has become one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations.

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Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 19-25 November, 2013

Tropical Cyclone Helen made landfall in India affecting more than 70,000 people.Three earthquakes struck China's province of Jilin where 260,000 families have been affected.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Stronger together: The global Red Cross Red Crescent response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

Executive summary

The 9.1-magnitude earthquake that struck off the northern coast of Sumatra on 26 December 2004 triggered the tsunami that raced across the Indian Ocean, killing over 226,000 people and destroying livelihoods in 14 countries. While local communities were the first to respond and support their neighbours, national and international resources of an unprecedented scale had to be mobilized to support relief and recovery activities.

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ACTED raises awareness about the importance of livelihood programs for Myanmar refugees with Royal Thai Government officials

BANGKOK [ACTED News] - Despite unprecedented political developments in Myanmar since 2011, including the recent signing of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and seventeen ethnic armed groups, there are currently still some 69,000 registered refugees and 60,000 unregistered asylum-seekers from Myanmar in nine Royal Thai government administered camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. The recent deal offers the first glimpse of hope for a lasting peace.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 – 22 October

There have been 2,936 new cases of cholera and 83 deaths in Haiti in one week, already more than half the cases reported during September.

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Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: Southeast Asia regional office

  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) seeks to save lives and change minds under its Strategy 2020. This ambition guides the IFRC regional office for Southeast Asia (SEARO) in its support to 11 national Red Cross Red Crescent societies in the region: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The regional office is part of the Asia Pacific zone which is one of the nine business groups of the IFRC secretariat.