Toggle text

Thailand: The Government of Japan provided assistance for flood victims in Laplae District, Uttaradit Province

The official opening ceremony of the project "Water Supply System Reconstruction in Laplae District," under the Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, coordinated by the Laplae District Office, took place in Laplae District of Uttaradit Province on February 28, 2008. H.E. Mr. Hideaki Kobayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand, attended the ceremony.

Floods and mudslides caused by the heavy rain in Uttaradit province of northern Thailand from May 22 to 23, 2006 resulted in 55,323 victims in Laplae district (representing 98% of the

Toggle text

Thailand: Flood compensations to be given to farmers by Feb 15

The director-general of the Department of Agricultural Extension, Mr. Songsak Wongbhumiwat, expressed confident that the compensations for the farmers who were affected from last year's flood disaster would be paid within February 15th.

Mr. Songsak said the Agricultural Extension Department has received a budget of over 3.6 billion baht for compensating 399,919 flood-hit farmers in 298 districts of 31 provinces. At present, compensations have been given to 171,400 farmers in 176 districts in 25 provinces, or around 53.5 percent of the fund has been spent. The total

Toggle text

Thailand: The government of Japan provides assistance for flood victims in Jarim sub-district, Tha Pla district, Uttaradit province

The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Drinking Water Supply System Construction in Jarim Sub-district" project, coordinated by the Jarim Tambon Administration Organization. Mr. Jun Niimi, Minister of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr. Rachan Mahawan, Chairman of the Jarim Tambon Administration Organization, signed the contract on January 8, 2007 at the Uttaradit Provincial Office.

Floods and mudslides caused by the heavy rain in Uttaradit province of northern Thailand from May 22 to 23, 2006

Toggle text

Thailand: The government of Japan provides assistance for flood victims in Nam Man sub-district, Tha Pla district, Uttaradit province

The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Water Supply System Reconstruction in Nam Man Sub-district" project, coordinated by the Nam Man Tambon Administration Organization. Mr. Jun Niimi, Minister of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr. Khamlah Dokputh, Chairman of the Nam Man Tambon Administration Organization, signed the contract on January 8, 2007 at the Uttaradit Provincial Office.

Floods and mudslides caused by the heavy rain in Uttaradit province of northern Thailand from May 22 to 23, 2006

Toggle text

Thailand: The government of Japan provides assistance for flood victims in Laplae district, Uttaradit province

The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Water Supply System Reconstruction in Laplae District" project, coordinated by the Laplae District Office. Mr. Jun Niimi, Minister of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr. Bunyat Pongsaikul, Chief of the Laplae District, signed the contract on January 8, 2007 at the Uttaradit Provincial Office.

Floods and mudslides caused by the heavy rain in Uttaradit province of northern Thailand from May 22 to 23, 2006

Toggle text

Indonesia + 5 others
Southeast Asia Appeal Outlook 2006-2007 no. MAA51001 Program Update no. 2


The Federation’s vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Toggle text

Thailand: RID issues two measures to drain water out of Bang Lane district

The Director-General of the Royal Irrigation Department, Mr. Samart Chokkanapitak , has issued two measures to drain water out of Bang Lane District in Nakhon Pathom Province to solve flood situation.

In regards to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont's concern on flood situation in Bang Lane District in Nakhon Pathom, Mr. Samart said that he has added two measures to help release water quickly. The two measures are to drill roads that obstruct water and increase the amount of water released to main canals.

He said that the two provinces that needed

Toggle text

Thailand: Surin spends more than 72 million Baht to compensate disaster victims

The Agriculture official of Surin Province and a committee on the following up of compensation payment to disaster-affected farmers have paid more than 72 million baht in compensation to over 30, 000 farmers affected by natural disasters in 2004 and 2005.

Pirawat Sangnoi , Surin's Agriculture official, revealed that the province has compensated the farmers whose agricultural areas were damaged by natural disasters in 2004 and 2005. 37,754 farmers from 5 districts namely Muang, Tha Toom , Rattanaburi , Sanom , and Sikhoraphum . The province has spent more than 72 million baht.

Toggle text

Thailand: BMA will dry flooded roads in front of schools in east part of city

Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin has ordered officials to drain stagnant water from submerged roads in front of schools in the east part of the capital before the new school term starts next week
The Bangkok Governor visited the east region of Bangkok and checked on the flood situation in front of Debsirin Romklao School and Bamrungreun Temple in Romklao Road, Lad Krabang District. The area has been submerged by 10-20 centimeters of floodwater.

Moreover, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is speeding up in pumping water out of the eastern side of the captial,

Toggle text

Thailand: Minister of Interior concerned about inundation problem in the South

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation says that inundation in the lower central part of Thailand is still in crisis. The department also warns those who live on both banks of the Chao Phraya River to prepare to handle the increasing volume of flood water. Moreover, the bailing out of flood water during October 24-26 may aggravate the situation in the area, which continues to be affected from the gulf-bound northern stream.

Mr. Aree Wong-araya, Minister of Interior revealed that he had met with M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy PM and

Toggle text

Indonesia + 5 others
Disaster data: A balanced perspective - Sep 2006

Natural disasters in the first semester of 2006:

Summary

2006 1st Semester
1996-2005 1st semester average
No. of disasters
174
155
No. of countries affected
68
75
Toggle text

Thailand: The government of Japan provides grant assistance for rescue boats with outboard motors to help victims of flood disasters

In Chiang Mai Province - The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), decided to provide funds amounting to 1,680,000 baht for a project entitled "Prevention of Natural Disaster in Chiang Mai province", and on July 13, 2006, Mr. Katsuhiro Shinohara, Consul-General of Japan in Chiang Mai, and H.E.Mr.Suwat Tantipat, Governor of Chiang Mai province, jointly signed the funding contract for the project at the governor's office.
In the rainy season starting from late
Toggle text

Weekend flood alert for five provinces in Thailand

Report
Xinhua
BANGKOK, Jul 7, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Meteorological Department of Thailand Friday warned residents living near northern hills in three provinces and two eastern coastal provinces of possible flash floods during the weekend.

The weather forecast predicted less rain countrywide after a tropical storm in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand began to weaken.

But the department urged people living near mountains in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, and Tak provinces in northern Thailand and those in eastern seaside towns of Chanthaburi and Trat to

Toggle text

Flood update in Thailand (Monday, 3 July 2006)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

Toggle text

Indonesia + 5 others
Southeast Asia Appeal 2006-2007 No. MAA51001Programme Update no. 1

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.
In Brief

Period covered: January to June 2006;

Appeal target for 2006-2007: CHF 8 million (USD 6.5 million or EUR 5.2 million) - revised from CHF 7.4

Toggle text

Flash floods inundate Thailand's southern province

Report
Xinhua
BANGKOK, Jun 26, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Nearly 200 houses in three villages of Thailand's southern Phangnga province were destroyed on Monday after torrential rains brought flash floods and landslides in some parts of the province, the Thai News Agency reported.

Villages in Phangnga's Thai Muang district were hit hard after heavy downpours continued till Monday, causing run-off which inundated a number of houses.

"Local officials rushed to inspect the flood-affected areas and direct relief efforts to flood victims. Residents

Toggle text

Thai northerners evacuate in downpours

Report
Xinhua
BANGKOK, Jun 22, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Residents in Uttaradit province's Lablae district -- the worst-hit area in Thailand's May flood crisis -- are evacuating their belongings to high land for fear of additional floods and mudslides, official Thai News Agency reported Thursday.

Quickly responding to new heavy downpours, Uttaradit provincial authorities are preparing to evacuate residents in high-risk areas to safer places immediately if 50 millimeters more rainfall accumulates in 24 hours since Wednesday.

Residents of Lablae's Sri Phnommat town,

Toggle text

Thailand: Villagers suffer disease as rancid floodwaters flow

Report
Xinhua
BANGKOK, Jun 11, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Many villagers in the flood- stricken northern Thai provinces of Phitsanulok and Phichit are now suffering from multiple diseases as the floodwaters which have inundated the provinces for weeks have begun to blacken and emit foul odors.

Floodwaters in at least three villages in Phichit province are emitting foul odors, while the water itself has turned black, especially in farmland, the official Thai News Agency said on Sunday.

Large areas of rice fields have been damaged despite much floodwater draining off into the Yom River, causing

Toggle text

United Nations assistance in wake of Thailand floods

(New York: 9 June 2006): In the wake of severe flash floods and landslides in northern Thailand, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released $51,000 in emergency cash grants for the purchase of relief supplies and materials for temporary shelter. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has also released $50,000 to support the Government's relief efforts.
Heavy rains that started 21 May caused severe flash floods and landslides in five northern provinces in Thailand, including Nan, Phrae, Lamphang, Uttaradit, and Sukhothai. Although
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

Toggle text

Thailand: Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0103

OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Thailand - Floods

This situation report is based on the information received from OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok as of 7 June.

Situation

1. Heavy rains that started on 21 May caused severe flash floods and landslides in five provinces of Nan, Phrae, Lamphang, Uttaradit and Sukhothai in northern part of Thailand. The flooding situation has improved in the provinces of Nan, Phrae, Lamphang, Uttaradit. In Sukhotai Province, agricultural lands in 102 villages near

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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