Representatives from the Relief and Community Health Bureau, Thai Red Cross Society led by the Vice President of Prachuap Khiri Khan Red Cross Chapter and Hua Hin Red Cross District Branch’s team, donated 450 relief kits to people who were affected by floods in Bang Saphan District and Bang Saphan Noi District, on 9 November 2018.
The relief team also distributed another 1,150 relief kits and set up a mobile kitchen at Bang Saphan Wittaya School on 10 November 2018, to cook hot meals for those who were affected by flash floods.
As wind and rain lash Thailand, Thai Red Cross is stepping up its response to Tropical Storm Pabuk. The storm—Thailand’s worst in decades—made landfall the evening of January 4. Over two days, 16 provinces along the coastal areas of the Gulf of Thailand are expected to see heavy downpours, strong waves, wind, and possible flash floods and mudslides.
7.8 million people live in Tropical Storm Pabuk’s path.
Following the collapes of an under-construction dam in Southeastern Laos, Ms. Kanungnij Chantatin, Head of the Capacity Building and Disaster Preparedness Unit of the TRCS Relief Division, and Ms. Porntheera Chaleekort, Registered Nurse 6 of the Thai Red Cross Health Station No.7 in Ubon Ratchathani Province, were deployed as the Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) to Laos for relief and WASH support.
Part of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam in Champasak and Attapeu Provinces, Southeastern Laos, the subsidiary dam under construction collapsed on 23 July 2018. The collapse resulted in flooding of several villages with 5,000 million cubic meters of water resulting in more than 20 people dead and leaving around 100 people missing and 6,600 people homeless.
The Friend in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteers Foundation altogether with the Volunteer Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society set up a mobile kitchen at the Lai Wo Sub District Administrative Organization, Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi Province, on 21 July 2018 to cook hot meals for those who were affected by flash floods. About 2,100 meals were distributed per day until 25 July 2018, after which the Thai Red Cross Society would continue to monitor the situation closely.