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18 Jun 2018 description
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Four coastal villages in Phangnga's Takua Pa district have been declared disaster zones after being hit by huge waves stirred up by rainstorms, as authorities warn of possible mudslides and runoff in six coastal provinces in the South.

The Meteorological Department has issued a warning about strong winds and high waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper part of the Gulf, and the Department of Mineral Resources has alerted its networks in six southern provinces to possible mudslides and run-off from Monday until Wednesday.

18 Jun 2018 description
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By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — A tiny room is bedroom, living room, kitchen and storage combined. At the end of a stained bedsheet, an old CRT television lies on the floor. Above worn wooden cabinets are three large suitcases piled up to the ceiling. Water bottles, utensils and kitchenware are stacked on a low, plastic table.

12 Jun 2018 description

Emergency education and drills held in five tsunami prone schools in Thailand focused on empowering students to take a more active role in tsunami preparedness and response.

“Children should be seen as actors in addressing the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on their lives and the life of their community,” said Deirdre Boyd, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Thailand.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Jun 2018 description
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NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A dengue outbreak in the lower Northeast has led to 488 infections being recorded since the beginning of this year, mostly involving children, the Office of Disease Prevention and Control reported Wednesday.

The region 9 office said the 488 infections were reported in four provinces: 233 cases in Nakhon Ratchasima, 56 in Buri Ram, 64 in Chaiyaphum and 135 in Surin. No dengue-related fatalities were reported.

Most of the infected were aged 10-14 years, with those aged 5-9 the next largest group.

06 Jun 2018 description
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WRITER: PRASIT TANGPRASERT

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A dengue outbreak in the lower Northeast has led to 488 infections being recorded since the beginning of this year, most of them children, the Office of Disease Prevention and Control reported on Wednesday.

The region 9 office said the 488 infections were reported in four provinces - 233 cases in Nakhon Ratchasima, 56 in Buri Ram, 64 in Chaiyaphum and 135 in Surin. No dengue-related fatalities were reported.

Most of the infections were in children aged 10-14 years, with 5-9 year-olds the next largest group.

06 Jun 2018 description

June 4, 2018, at 0900hrs, at the Outer Santi Maitree Building, Government House, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the workshop on national water management to create understanding and awareness of all concerned sectors on current water situation, and holistic picture and guideline of the country’s water management. The workshop is also aimed to promote operation integration of 38-water management related agencies.

06 Jun 2018 description

BANGKOK, 6th June 2018 (NNT) – Bangkok has joined forces with five of its neighboring provinces in preparing to handle flood waters and other crises during the rainy season with the capital’s governor expecting only a mid-risk this year.

Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Chaiyaphol Thitisak joined Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Assawin Kwanmuang and representatives of Nakhon Pathom, Chachoengsao, Pathumthani, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi in a meeting to discuss water management during the rainy season of 2018.

05 Jun 2018 description
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Commentary by Don Pathan
Yala, Thailand

Last Friday, Thai Army Commander-in-chief Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisart visited security checkpoints in Cho I-rong, a district in Narathiwat province designated as the site of a potential “Safety Zone,” or limited ceasefire, in the insurgency-stricken region known as the Deep South.

05 Jun 2018 description
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Authorities in 61 provinces across the country are bracing for possible heavy rain over the next week, that could trigger severe flooding, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) says.

Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said warnings were issue as result of present weather conditions, checks on waterway levels and forecasts from the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

02 Jun 2018 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

01 Jun 2018 description
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Govt expects situation to improve on 2017

Flood-related problems will be less severe this year unless the country faces freak storms, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach said on Thursday.

He said agencies are ready to collaborate and have prepared for the rainy season, which officially started last weekend. He drew particular attention to the Department of Royal Irrigation, which is now on full alert while monitoring the situation.

01 Jun 2018 description

PHANG NGA, 31st May 2018 (NNT) - Phang Nga residents have been warned of possible flash floods as more precipitation has been forecast this year.

Phang Nga Governor Charnsak Thawil today cited the need for the province to be well prepared during the rainy season after the Meteorology Department forecast continuous rainfall until mid-October.

The local disaster prevention and mitigation office and other emergency units have been instructed to muster their resources and be ready to reach out to people in need.

30 May 2018 description

Volume 38 of the AHA Centre'ss monthly newsletter is here.

We present you stories of the 9th ASEAN-ERAT induction course, our interview with H.E. Ursula Mueller - the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, and more.

28 May 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 21)

1) Most of disasters occurred in Week 21 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods in Indonesia and Malaysia; strong wind in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia. In addition, a landslide in Viet Nam was caused by erosion in a river bank and there was an increasing activities with Merapi Volcano in Indonesia.