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15 Jan 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 15th January 2017 (NNT) – Police cadets have handed out aid and relief packages to the residents of Cha-uat district, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

Police cadets of class 47 traveled on flat-bottomed craft to Cha-uat community to distribute relief bags to the people who have been battered by the recent flood for more than two weeks.

13 Jan 2017 description

◾Heavy rain has been affecting the southern provinces of the country over the past weeks, causing widespread floods.

◾As of 13 January at 7.00 (UTC), local media reported that the death toll has reached 36 people.

◾It is estimated that more than 1 million people have been affected by the floods, and more than 360,000 houses have been damaged. The Thai Red Cross Society has been distributing relief items and working closely with national, provincial and local authorities to address the most urgent needs of affected communities.

12 Jan 2017 description

By Mirva Helenius, IFRC

Thai Red Cross is responding to the needs of people affected by severe flooding in southern Thailand. Continuous heavy rains have been pouring down over the past few weeks, causing flash floods and widespread flooding in 12 provinces: Phatthalung, Narathiwas, Yala, Songkhla, Pattani, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Ranong, Chumphon and Prachaub Khirikhan.

07 Jan 2017 description

SAMUT PRAKAN, 7 January 2017 (NNT) – The Navy has deployed ships, aircraft and officers to help flood victims in the southern region, with its first ship to arrive in Nakhon Sri Thammarat on 8 January.

The Navy has dispatched 20 thruster ships, officers and landing craft to Nakhon Sri Thammarat to provide assistance to the flood victims with the landing vehicle expected to arrive in the southern province in the night of 7 January.

05 Jan 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Residents in many parts of Phatthalung, Yala, Trang, Narathiwat and Nakhon Si Thamarat were still battling major flooding on Thursday following heavy monsoon rain.

In Phatthalung, there were floods in 507 villages in 11 provinces, affecting 58,676 people of 29,327 households, local reports said.

As of Thursday morning, the Phetkasem and Asian highways running through the province were still under water and not passable to small vehicles.

28 Dec 2016 description


  • Flood submerged Kemasik and Kijai, Terengganu. The local authority evacuated 112 peopledue to the incident.


  • Due to the continous rain, flood has affected 48 families in Yala and 500 families in Narathiwat. 


24 Dec 2016 description

Key messages

  • The Rohingya crisis is a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences. In Myanmar/Burma, the Rohingya have very limited access to basic services and viable livelihood opportunities due to strict movement restrictions. The statelessness of and the discrimination against the Rohingya must urgently be addressed

16 Dec 2016 description



A strong 6.5 M earthquake with epicenter in Pidie Jaya occurred in the province of Aceh. 103 people died and 780 others were injured. 86,417 persons were displaced. Infrastructure damages incurred include 9,157 houses, 358 shop houses, 104 mosques, 17 school facilities and bridges.



13 Dec 2016 description
report Bangkok Post

The Myanmar army crackdown in Rakhine state has overwhelmed the border area of Bangladesh and also eliminated the possibility of sending Rohingya migrants in Thailand back to Myanmar. As a result, Thailand must consider other solutions such as new shelter arrangements or reuniting families in Muslim-majority Malaysia, suggests the Migrant Working Group (MWG).

04 Dec 2016 description



There have been several flooding incidents all over Indonesia that affected numerous areas in the provinces of Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, West Java, Central Java and East Java. Approximately 47,042 people were affected and displaced 2,057 individuals.