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Turkey Supports IOM Aid to Rohingya Migrants Detained in Southern Thailand

Thailand - IOM will to continue to help Rohingya migrants detained in southern Thailand over the next three months, following a new contribution of over USD 51,000 from the Government of Turkey.

The majority of Rohingya migrants in Thailand were detained en route from Myanmar’s North Rakhine state to Malaysia, where they hoped to find work.

Since May 2013, IOM and the Royal Thai Government have provided humanitarian support – health assistance, supplementary nutrition and hygiene items – in immigration detention centres and family shelters.

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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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Trang Public Health Office urges caution against dengue fever

TRANG, 23 February 2014 (NNT) – The Trang Public Health Office is urging people to do their part to eliminate mosquito breeding sites to prevent dengue outbreaks.

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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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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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Australia to increase support for refugees on the Thai–Burma border

Australia will provide $8 million over the next two years to provide basic health and education services for refugees on the Thai–Burma border. The funding will also provide training and livelihood support to people in preparation for a safe and voluntary return home when conditions permit.

An estimated 130,000 people are living in nine camps on the Thai side of the border. Refugees fleeing conflict in Burma have sought refuge in Thailand since the mid-1980s, in what has become one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations.

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Bang Saphan Medical Update November 30th

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Jungle Aid

This month proved to be challenging to get to our most remote village near Bang Saphan. Often we are visiting places that no other foreigners have access to and for good reason. At present there are big issues regarding the local police allowing access and also the KNU army is in the area making access incredibly difficult. We desperately wanted to visit as we were unable to get there last time due to the floods.

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Thailand: marginalisation in the metropolis

Bangkok, 25 November 2013 – The term 'refugee' still conjures up images of thousands of tents lined up side-by-side, yet most of the more than 40 million forcibly displaced persons around the world live in urban areas. Living in small, marginalised communities, 'urban refugees' are often ignored by local and international media. Crisis is not only the massive influx of refugees, but the day-to-day struggle of these almost 'invisible' people to survive in metropolises.

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Myanmar's infant mortality woes

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MAE SOT (NORTHWESTERN THAILAND), 15 November 2013 (IRIN) - A donor-funded clinic in northwestern Thailand is helping save the lives of underweight babies born to impoverished Burmese mothers who have crossed the border to seek help.

In 2012, the clinic delivered a record 3,500 Burmese babies and had at least 5,000 Burmese antenatal care visits. Neonatal equipment such as an infant warmer were donated to the clinic last year when it saw more than 1,000 neonatal admissions, a 60 percent jump from 2011.

IRIN:

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There is No Room for Discrimination in Health Care

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Irrawaddy

Hailed by the international media as “Myanmar’s Mother Theresa,” Dr. Cynthia Maung is the founder of the Mae Tao Clinic, a health center in the Thai border town of Mae Sot that serves both Myanmar migrant workers living in Thailand and ethnic civilians displaced by conflict on the Myanmar side of the border.

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Min of Public Health reveals that dengue fever situation has improved

BANGKOK, 28th October 2013 (NNT) – Dr.Pradit Sintavanarong, the Minister of Public Health, has stated that the general situation of dengue fever in Thailand has continuously improved.

According to the Minister, the number of Dengue fever patients has dropped from approximately 2,000 per week to under 1,000, which is expected. 714 patients, with no deaths, were reported last week.

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Thailand suffers worst dengue epidemic in more than 20 years

A record number of people have been infected by the mosquito-borne disease, with 126 fatalities so far this year, health experts said, pointing to climate change as a factor.

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Govt sends out health units to flood-affected areas

BANGKOK, 21 October 2013 (NNT) – The government has sent out health and medical units to flood-hit areas as around 150,000 people have fallen ill during this recent flooding.

According to Dr. Narong Sahametapat, Permanent Secretary for Public Health, more than 150,000 people have fallen ill or caught a disease during this time of flood crisis. Most of the infections found were skin diseases such as Athlete's foot, while some people have caught cold or suffered from body aches. However, he said no severe cases were found.

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Red Cross Society appeals for blood donations in wake of worsening floods

BANGKOK, 18 October 2013 (NNT) - Thailand is hit by a shortage of blood supply as widespread flooding in many provinces caused the cancellation of blood drives nationwide.

According to the Thai Red Cross Society, more cancellations are expected, particularly in the East, as flooding has yet to ease in many affected parts. 22 provinces across the country continued to be hit by floods.

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Thai Red Cross arranges royally granted boat to diagnose flood victims

BANGKOK, 17 October 2013 (NNT) – The Thai Red Cross Society has sent out the ‘Wetchapha’ royally granted medical boat to provide services for flood victims and distribute consumer goods to those who reside along the riverside in Samut Sakhon province.

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Thailand: Floods, Information bulletin n° 1

By early October, a total of 45 provinces were affected by floods, of which 25 provinces are severely affected. The reported death toll from these floods has risen to 61 people.

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Ministry of Public Health gives out mosquito repellant to flood victims

BANGKOK, 11 October 2013 (NNT) - Dr. Aphichai Mongkol, Director-General of the Department of Medical Science under the Ministry of Public Health, denoted several problems that arise after a flood. Currently, there are problems dealing with food safety, drinking water, and the issue of increasing mosquitoes. The Department of Medical Science thus entrusted the National Institute of Health to produce a mosquito repellant lotion - one solution for children, and the other for adults.

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MOPH prepares evacuation of patients in Prachinburi if flood worsens

BANGKOK, 2 October 2013 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health is preparing an evacuation plan for critically-ill patients at hospitals in Prachinburi, in case the level of inundation continues to rise.

Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Narong Sahamethaphat on Tuesday held a video conference with provincial authorities in Prachinburi, after deeming that the flood situation in the province remained worrisome.

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Nearly 37,000 flood-affected people fall ill

BANGKOK, 2 October 2013 (NNT) – Mobile health units have been sent out to inundated areas nationwide to provide treatment for the sick while almost 37,000 people were found to have fallen ill.

Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong stated that he has dispatched medical teams to flood-affected areas in order to ensure the well-being of the residents, both physically and mentally. The teams have been active since September 17 and have visited over 46,000 communities and villages.

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Public Health warns flood-prone residents to be aware of dengue fever

BANGKOK, 29 September 2013 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry has expressed its concerns over the health of flood-affected residents, as the flood could bring in waterborne borne diseases, particularly Dengue Fever.

According to the Ministry, over 100,000 people in Thailand have been treated for Dengue fever so far this year. To make the matter worse, flooding helps spawn more mosquitoes, the carriers of dengue virus.