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22 Sep 2016 description

In order to provide medical care for refugees in Thailand, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation cooperate with Banphaeo Hospital and Ramathibodi Hospital to held a community medical outreach in Bangkok.

"Tzu Chi's free clinics have helped over 25,000 refugee patients. These people have had a difficult life. They are here without anyone to rely on. Because of this, we should offer them as much support as possible", Piyamitr Sritara, Ramathibodi Hospital superintendent said.

22 Sep 2016 description

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 22 September 2016 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has maintained its call for caution in 7 provinces under threat of water disaster this September 23-24 as northern dams have been opened to alleviate flooding in the region.

Continual rains have resulted in inundation on several roads in Nakhon Ratchasima province with some areas under as much as 30 centimeters of water, heavily affecting traffic.

21 Sep 2016 description

The bombs that hit Thailand’s touristic south in August have helped derail the country’s peace dialogue. To get back on track, fragmented militants must end doubtful hopes of victory through violence, and the government must commit to a comprehensive settlement, including decentralisation and respect for the deep south’s Malay-Muslim identity.

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16 Sep 2016 description

BANGKOK, 15 September 2016 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that on average, 20 new Zika infections are reported in Thailand each week.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthon said even though the Zika outbreak has not expanded to other parts of the country, it is important for everyone to ensure mosquito breeding habitats are destroyed.

12 Sep 2016 description

BUENG KAN, 8 September 2016 (NNT) – Heavy rainfall has hit the northeastern province of Bueng Kan, bringing a local school and a community health center to a temporary standstill.

The monsoon trough, which is lying across Myanmar, Laos and the upper Vietnam, and the southwest monsoon have led to continued thundershowers, causing a flash flood in two villages in Na Sabang subdistrict.

12 Sep 2016 description

PANG NGA, 7 September 2016 (NNT) - Many areas across Thailand remain submerged under flood water following days of heavy rainfall.

In the southern province of Pang Nga, residents in Kapong district have been warned of possible mudslides and flash floods until further notice. Those traveling to the municipality area have reportedly had difficulty driving on Petchakasem Road due to the inundation.

09 Sep 2016 description

NONG KHAI, 8 September 2016 (NNT) – Nong Khai province has reported a sudden rise in the level of the Mekong River with concerns it will continue to escalate.

The Nong Khai water monitoring office under the Department of Water Resources has reported the latest height of the Mekong River at 8 meters and 63 centimeters, up by over 1 meter from the same time yesterday and only 3.57 meters below its flood barriers.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Father, daughter killed in targeted attack

(New York) – Alleged separatist insurgents detonated a bomb in southern Thailand outside a school that killed a man and his daughter, Human Rights Watch said today. The deliberate attack on the school, a civilian structure, amounts to a war crime and denies children their right to education.

06 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

Tuesday 6th September 2016 – Save the Children is urging greater protection of children and education institutions following a deadly attack outside a school in Tak Bai District in Thailand’s south this morning. Thai media reported that a father and his four-year-old daughter were killed in front of their school, while at least eight people were injured.

“It is of the utmost importance that children do not become victims of violent acts carried out by armed groups,” Save the Children Country Director in Thailand, Allison Zelkowitz said.

06 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

BANGKOK, 6 September 2016 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the continuing violence in Thailand’s restive southernmost provinces and its impact on children, including an explosion that killed a four-year-old girl and her father in Narathiwat Province this morning.

According to media reports, a motorcycle bomb went off in front of an elementary school killing the four-year-old girl and her father while he was dropping her off at school this morning. The bomb also injured at least 10 people including teachers, other children’s parents, and police officers.

05 Sep 2016 description

PHANG NGA, 4 September 2016 (NNT) - A flash flood has damaged 40 houses in Ban Bang Yai Village in Taku Pa District, Phang Nga Province.

The flash flood, which lasted 10 minutes, swept away a number of vehicles and livestock and inundated houses and farming areas. The community water supply system was disabled by the incident, leading to more than 200 residents being left without clean water.

02 Sep 2016 description

CHIANG MAI, 2 September 2016 (NNT) – The governor of Chiang Mai has ordered preventive measures against the infection of Zika virus and dengue fever in the area to be intensified, while Hang Dong district recorded another dengue fever casualty.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart has reported on the latest situation regarding the Zika virus and dengue fever outbreak in the province, disclosing that two more Zika virus infected patients were discovered yesterday, with one being a freshmen female student and the other being a 74-year-old woman.

02 Sep 2016 description

PICHIT, 31 August 2016 (NNT) - Authorities in the North and North East of Thailand have been monitoring the flood situation around the clock as continuous rainfall threatens to flood homes and farmlands.

In the northern province of Pichit, water levels in Sub Perb and Wang Daeng canals increased quickly due to surface runoff from Petchabun mountain ranges. The canals overflowed the embankments and flooded thousand rais of rice fields in Thub Kho district.

01 Sep 2016 description

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | Thursday 9/1/2016 - 05:56 GMT

Talks between Thai government negotiators and southern insurgents will go ahead Friday in neighbouring Malaysia, a senior junta official said, despite a recent spate of bombings defying the regime's call to curb violence.

Thailand's southernmost tip, a Muslim-majority region known as the "Deep South", has been at the heart of a 12-year revolt against the Buddhist-majority state with more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, killed.

31 Aug 2016 description

UTTARADIT, 31 August 2016 (NNT) – Uttaradit province provided water tanks to villagers in four drought-affected districts as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.

Uttaradit provincial governor Surasak Charoensirichote presided over the ceremony for providing the water for consumption to the villagers as a tribute to Her Majesty's seventh birthday cycle on August 12, 2016.

31 Aug 2016 description

BANGKOK, 25 August 2016 (NNT) – The Ministry of Interior has ordered all provinces to ready rescue efforts and prepare immediate response units, in light of the recent earthquake in Myanmar and heavy rains in Thailand.

Ministry of Interior Permanent-Secretary Grisada Boonrach has issued an urgent order to related agencies to closely monitor for natural disaster incidents in the area and be prepared to provide immediate assistance to the public.