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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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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.

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1,000 blankets to be distributed in Phitsanulok

BANGKOK, 8 Jan 2014 (NNT) – 1,000 blankets will be distributed to residents in Phitsanulok Province which has been heavily affected by the recent cold snap.

According to the deputy provincial governor, 300 of the blankets will be given to people in Phrom Phiram District, 200 to Nakhon Thai District, and the rest will be given to residents in other districts that have been hit by cold spells.

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Flooding in Narathiwat - Governor expedites aid

NARATHIWAT, 12 January 2014 (NNT) - The Governor of Narathiwat Province, Mr. Natthapong Sirichana, the Deputy Governor of Narathiwat Province, Mr. Sitthichai Sakda, and relevant officials visited flood-stricken areas in Waeng and Su-ngai Kolok districts after continual heavy rain occurred throughout the past week.

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Thailand + 1 other
The Border Consortium E-Letter: Issue 23, December 2013

Camp Fires and Emergency Response

December 27 Fire in Mae La camp

On Friday December 27, a fire broke out in section C3A of Mae La camp at about 1:30pm. With weather conditions cold but dry, the fire quickly spread and engulfed a school, an adjoining boarding school, and over 100 households.

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Myanmar + 1 other
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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Thailand + 1 other
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.