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Royal assistance to victims of floods and mudslide

NAN, 15 July 2014 (NNT) - Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Princess Srirasm have designated a royal representative to distribute bags of necessities to people who are suffering from flash floods and mudslide in Bo Klua district, Nan province.

Captain Paiboon Sukjetani of the Bureau of the Royal Household, brought royal bags of necessities to the hands of victims of the disaster at Ban Bo Yuak School in Tambon Bo Klua Nua.

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World + 11 others
CCCM Case Studies vol.1

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CCCM Cluster

Introduction

Context

Camp coordination and camp man agement was defined as a new sector under the Humanitarian Reform process in 2005. Since the CCCM Cluster’s creation, it has been activated in a number of humanitarian crises. The cluster has invested signifcant efforts in emergency responses and has begun working closely with national authorities in disaster and conflict-prone countries to build their capacity to respond to the needs of the displaced. Presently the CCCM Cluster missions are active in 19 countries worldwide.

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Cambodia + 1 other
Thousands of Cambodian Migrants Leave Thailand: IOM Concern

Cambodia - Large numbers of irregular migrant workers from Cambodia are leaving Thailand through the Poi Pet International Border Checkpoint, according to IOM, which has deployed staff on the border.

Many are effectively stranded, with no money to pay for onward transport to reunite with their families. IOM Cambodia has sent three buses to help transport the returnees, but is concerned that flows have suddenly increased over recent days, placing a strain on services at this, the main border crossing, between the two countries.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Myanmar + 2 others
ECHO Factsheet The Rohingya crisis – May 2014

The Rohingya crisis is fundamentally a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences.
In Myanmar/Burma, the Rohingya have very limited access to basic services and viable livelihood opportunities. Their legal status and the discrimination that this stateless people faces must be addressed.

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Myanmar + 2 others
UNHCR Thailand-Myanmar Cross-border Bulletin - Fourth Edition, May 2014

  • Stories of Return & Resettlement

  • Return Monitoring & Surveying

  • Film Screening & Debate

  • Expanding the South-East Operation

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Lampang province declares 2 additional districts as storm disaster zones

LAMPANG, 17 April 2014 (NNT) - Lampang province has declared two additional districts as storm disaster zones after facing thunderstorms, gusty winds, and hailstorms.

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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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World + 21 others
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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Aid given to villagers in Sakon Nakhon after storms

Sakon Nakon, 25 March 2014(NNT)-Mrs Ornanong Techamaneesathit, President of Sakon Nakhon Red Cross Association, has sent Red Cross staff to join Mr Samrit Putsri, Mueng District Sheriff, and Mr. Vichan Tanhin from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, to take aid and emergency survival bags to villagers affected by severe summer thunderstorms, in Sakon Nakhon.

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Hailstorms hit Phu Ruea District, Loei Province, devastating 400 families

LOEI, 17 March 2014 (NNT) - As a result of a sudden change in the weather on Sunday [16th March], there were thunderstorms and hailstorms in four villages of Santom subdistrict, and two villages of Tha-Sals sub district, Phu Ruea District, Loei Province. Over 400 houses are reported wrecked, while over 100 rai of crops were damaged.

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Vanuatu + 5 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 11 - 17 March 2014

There were 10 confirmed fatalities and two people missing after Tropical Cyclone Lusi hit Vanuatu. Elsewhere, King Tides affected Majuro and communities on four outer islands.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Thailand + 1 other
Medical Update 22nd February 2014

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Jungle Aid

Each month we have a challenge of ensuring we can get our core team to access our most remote village where there are KNU soldiers. This month was no different and we were relocated to a safe house near the village where many of the children are now living as their previous location was too unstable. They are staying very close to the border and it took us around 4 hours to arrive safely after several wrong turns!!!

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Thailand + 1 other
Fire destroys homes in Umphien refugee camp

Eleven homes were set ablaze in a fire at Umphein refugee camp on the Thai border on Monday. Residents were forced to dismantle a further 50 homes to prevent the fire spreading, according to the camp’s security coordinator, who said the fire had been sparked by a child playing with matches.

A temporary shelter was erected to house the 60 people affected by the complete destruction of nine homes and damage to a further two. No residents were injured.

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Myanmar + 2 others
Burma – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1 (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.N. calls for a full investigation amid reports that communal violence in Rakhine State resulted in more than 40 deaths in mid-January

  • Violence displaces approximately 3,500 people in Mansi Township, Kachin State

  • Fires in Burmese refugee camps in Thailand result in one death, increase pressure on refugees to return

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Blankets and sweaters for mine victims in Thailand

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DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid has supported victims of land mines in Cambodia and Myanmar for years, and it is therefore only natural also to support victims of landmines in Thailand, that is also contaminated with the forbidden weapons

Thailand has often been affected by its neighbour’s conflicts and land mines by the thousand lie spread on both sides of the borders to three of the neighbouring countries. DanChurchAid is now starting to provide help to Thai victims of the dreadful weapons.

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Thailand + 1 other
Medical Update – Pala U Noi, Jan 2014

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Jungle Aid

Medical Update 25 January 2014

Our amazing day started early at 6am before the sun was up when our team of volunteers met for the 3 hour drive to Palu U Noi village. Everyone commented on how cool it was and we were glad to have packed extra jumpers.

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Thailand + 1 other
Update: Mae La and Ban Mai Nai Soi fires, 08 Jan 2014

The coordinated response to the December 27 in Mae La and December 28 in Ban Mai Nai Soi (Site 1) refugee camps has been ongoing and site clearance and/or reconstruction is underway in both camps.

It is anticipated that a majority, if not all, of the reconstruction will be completed by the end of January.