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Umpiem Mai camp fire: Update #5

Situation Report
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This Field Situation Report has been complied by the Committee for the Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) on Friday 23 March. It includes the current status reported by all sector lead agencies for Food, NFIs, Shelter, Health, Water-Sanitation (Watsan), Protection and Education. This is the final Field Situation Report regarding the Umpiem Mai Camp fire.

Population/ Houses affected

  • Confirmed 566 families being directly affected by the fire losing houses and all/most belongings, this represents a population of 2,800 people. A further 351 houses in close proximity to the fire dismantled their roofing to prevent further spread of the fire, and require shelter support and replacement of some NFIs (non-food items).

  • The meeting with Tak Governor on 20th March did raise the issue of the recent fire, and a brief update was provided by the Camp Commander and a brief presentation by of the incident and recovery by TBBC. No major issues related to the fire were addressed in the meeting, although the Governor did not approve the use of more durable shelter materials such as zinc roofing as this material was seen as “too permanent”.