We do not currently have access to this remote village but as always when there is a problem with access we try to overcome it. The village has approximately 70 people still and they are our most displaced and most vulnerable group we support. Our volunteers met as usual at 7am with 2 trucks loaded with over 500kg of rice, many clothes, flip flops, mosquito nets and toothbrushes. Our volunteers included two new doctors, our nurse and our fantastic translators without which no trip would be possible.
BANGKOK, 16 January 2015 (NNT)-The Meteorological Department has advised people to keep warm as the weather will remain cold for many days.
In Yasothon, 500 blankets have been distributed to the residents affected by the icy weather. The 16th Infantry Division of the Royal Thai Army will deliver more blankets to people in the surrounding areas particularly the elderly and poor families.
BANGKOK, 14 January 2015 (NNT) – The Minister of Interior has urged authorities to provide aid to the public affected by the winter disaster in the 24 provinces of Thailand.
The Minister of Interior Gen. Anupong Paojinda has updated the current situation of the winter disaster, stating that a total of 265 districts in 24 provinces in the northern and northeastern region of Thailand are now declared winter disaster zones.
BANGKOK, 12 January 2015 (NNT) – The Minister of Interior has called all related provinces to provide aid to the affected public from the cold weather and to come up with prevention measures for the upcoming hazardous cold weather.
The Ministry of Interior Gen. Anupong Paojinda stated that the current winter situation has forced up to 250 districts from 23 provinces to be declared as winter disaster zones in the northern and northeastern region of Thailand.
TAK, 13 January 2015 (NNT) – The northern province of Tak is set to declare several more districts as cold disaster areas if the temperature in the region keeps on dropping for a few more days.
BANGKOK, 13 January 2015 (NNT) - Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkeo, Minister of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), has reiterated to all related units to expedite the delivery of necessary assistance to people affected by the cold disaster in various provinces of the northern and northeastern regions of Thailand.
BANGKOK, 13 January 2015 (NNT) - A sudden drop in temperature in upper Thailand has affected more than 2 million people and prompted many provinces to be declared disaster zones.
In Chiang Mai, 400,000 families in 25 districts have been enduring the cold weather after the temperature dropped to 12-14 degrees Celsius. The financial aid of 33 million baht has already been sought to assist winter stricken residents.
Warm clothes have been distributed to people in Phitsanulok as the temperature has gone below 15 degrees Celsius for 3 consecutive days.
PHIJIT, 7 Jan 2015 (NNT) - The Provincial Administration of Phichit yesterday handed out warm clothes to cold-affected locals in two districts.
According to Deputy Governor Suttha Saiwanitch, the distribution was supported by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security which has prepared a total of 15,000 blankets for affected people in the 12 districts of the province.
PHAYAO, 26 Dec 2014 (NNT) – The Phayao Provincial Administrative Organization, together with several local social clubs yesterday donated 700 blankets to students and senior citizens in the cold struck Phusang District of Phayao.
Aside from the winter clothes, the team also gave sports equipment and stationery to schools in the area, which is being hit by a cold spell due to its high hilly terrain.
NAKHON PHANOM, 24 Dec 2014 (NNT) – With the cold weather covering the North and the Northeast of the Kingdom, Nakhon Phanom has already reported one death from the harsh weather.
Nakhon Phanom locals can be seen sitting around bonfire to warm themselves amid the average temperature of 13-14 degrees Celsius. Officials have reported that a senior citizen of 93 years old succumbed to the harsh weather conditions, adding that authorities have been dispatched to provide assistance to all of the province’s 12 districts. Half of them have been declared cold disaster areas.
PATTANI, 23 December 2014 (NNT) – Pattani province has declared 10 districts as flood disaster zones, affecting 10,098 households and 5,000 rais of farm land, said the governor.
The governor of Pattani Werapong Kaewsuwan today announced that the province has declared flood disaster zones in 10 districts of the province, covering 193 villages and affected 37,790 persons.
Until now, 5,000 rais of farmland has been inundated, 7 roads damaged, one house damaged entirely, and one casualty has been reported, while the damage reports are still pending in some other areas.
After nearly a year of trying, we have managed to get access to our most remote village Ta Yai in Bang Saphan. The village is a widely scattered group of houses with its majority of houses and population on the Burmese side of the border.
It was a very demanding and challenging trek through rivers (six crossings through waist-high water with strong current), mountains and jungle. We were able to take 7 volunteers including our Doctor who was able to offer medical care to people who have no access to health care and regular supply of medicines.
BANGKOK, 30 October 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) is conducting a campaign to assist people in provinces susceptible to extreme cold weather by supplying them with blankets.
After many months we have finally managed to get access to our most remote village – Bang Saphan. The village is extremely difficult to get to due to it being displaced and for over 6 months it has been a constant battle to try and have access.
Our amazing volunteers split in to 2 teams again this month to visit 2 of our villages. They met early travelling for up to 4 hours in 4×4’s to reach their destinations loaded with donated clothes.
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.
LAMPANG, 17 April 2014 (NNT) - Lampang province has declared two additional districts as storm disaster zones after facing thunderstorms, gusty winds, and hailstorms.
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.
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.