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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.

29 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Madrid, 29 de marzo de 2017.- Cáritas Española y la agencia EuropeAid de la Comisión Europea han sumado esfuerzos para poner en marcha en Tailandia un ambicioso proyecto de ayuda humanitaria para los refugiados birmanos acogidos desde hace más de tres décadas en 9 campos de refugio temporales repartidos a lo largo de la frontera con Myanmar. El proyecto se ha presentado esta mañana en el Foreign Correspondent’s Club Thailand (FCCT) de Bangkok, durante el acto de inauguración de los proyectos financiados este año por la Unión Europea en Tailandia.

13 Mar 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Leena Zieger

The changes in Burma’s political landscape have affected the country’s population in varying ways.

Among the less fortunate citizens are tens of thousands of young refugees whose concerns and qualifications continue to be sidelined in the country’s reform process.

Thousands of youth live in limbo along the Thailand-Burma border, where decline in donor funding has adversely impacted the refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) whose lives depend on international assistance and services provided by local ethnic organizations.

07 Mar 2017 description

By Mirva Helenius, IFRC

“Today is a happy day for me and my fellow migrant domestic workers. Today it’s all about us and for us. The support from the Red Cross has given me a voice and I’m being heard”, said Kyan Par, a migrant domestic worker who came to Thailand from Myanmar more than 20 years ago.

As one of the attendants of a regional migration consultation in Bangkok which was held from 1-2 March 2017, Kyan Par shared her experiences with an audience of more than 50 participants from various organisations across Asia.

04 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 4th March 2017 (NNT) – A group of businessmen from Malaysia has donated a sum of money to the victims of the devastating floods that swept through southern Thailand in January.

Nakhon Si Thammarat Governor Sakon Chantharak this week greeted a group of businesspersons from Malaysia’s Kelantan state, who presented him with 300,000 baht to be spent on renovating and fixing houses that were damaged by the floods.

13 Feb 2017 description

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.

11 Feb 2017 description

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 Feb 2017 description

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.

08 Feb 2017 description

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.

07 Feb 2017 description

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.

07 Feb 2017 description

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.

06 Feb 2017 description

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.

03 Feb 2017 description

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.

03 Feb 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 3 February 2017 (NNT) – State agencies have begun moving in on areas of the south where floodwaters have subsided to rehabilitate both residential structures and farms.

The deputy governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat has led a combined force of military personnel to lay groundwork for the construction of new homes to replace those destroyed by recent flooding. The province has set aside a fund of 230,000 baht per home for the work and the effort has been well received by residents.

31 Jan 2017 description

BANGKOK, 30 January 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister’s Office has revealed that the flood situations remain critical only in five southern provinces.

Spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office Lt Gen Sansern Keawkamnerd revealed while flood draining efforts are still underway in the five flooded provinces that the rehabilitation process had already begun in seven other cities namely Ranong, Krabi, Trang, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Yala, and Narathiwat.