Overall levels of organized violence remained static across the South and Southeast Asian regions while the overall levels of demonstrations significantly decreased following the previous week’s spike due to the eruption of country-wide blasphemy demonstrations in Pakistan.
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Streets turned into fast-moving rivers as flash floods triggered by the heaviest rainfall in decades struck the southern coastal province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, killing two and affecting thousands.
Although the water levels have started to decrease, several communities in four districts of the province remained cut off Monday after flooding and landslides destroyed a number of roads and bridges during the weekend. A toddler drowned and a woman died after being unable to make it to a hospital.
Regional Summary of Week 45, and Outlook for Week 46
In Week 45, the reported disasters occurred mostly in the central region of ASEAN with a lot of flash floods and landslides occurrence throughout the week.
Prachuap Khiri Khan province in the lower Central and Chumphon in the upper South are still ravaged by flooding with three people reported killed, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said on Sunday.
Mr Thitisak said as a result of the strong monsoon across the lower South during Nov 7-11, flash floods and river overflows occurred in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces in the lower Central and Chumphon in the upper South.
The situation has eased in Phetchaburi, leaving Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon in trouble.
BANGKOK, 8 November 2018 (NNT)-Thailand's Department of Health Service Support (DHSS) has instructed relevant agencies to contain a measles outbreak in the Deep South and Songkhla province after 1,515 cases and 12 deaths have been reported.
The DHSS has instructed the Primary Health Care Division, the Institute for Health Service System Innovation Development of Yala and the Office of Health Service Support Region 12 to implement measures to prevent the spread of measles in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla provinces.
BANGKOK, 10th November 2018 (NNT) – The Royal Thai Air Force is delivering supplies of necessities and medications to flooded communities in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, ACM Chaiyapruk Didyasarin said today rescue helicopters will be deployed to affected areas on request. The Air Force has been sending help to four southern provinces currently battling rain and floods. Medical teams are on standby in case of an emergency.
Southern Insurgents Interfere With Children’s Right to Health
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More rains to come until Saturday
Unrelenting downpours are bringing floodwater to Bang Saphan Noi district in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, making the main road linking Bangkok and the southern region impassable to small vehicles.
Rescue units and road users on Wednesday posted messages and photos on Twitter showing floods in the district town and Phetkasem Road at kilometre marker 401 in tambon Chang Raek.
In South and Southeast Asia, last week was marked by attacks against American soldiers in Afghanistan, a wave of blasphemy protests in Pakistan, an ongoing government crisis in Sri Lanka, and continued conflict in Myanmar’s Shan state. Overall, levels of organized violence remained static across the region while overall demonstration levels continued to rise, with last week reaching the third highest levels of demonstrations this year.
Christians, Ahmadis Face Grave Risks in Pakistan
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In October 2018, 186,110 movements (88,965 inflows and 97,145 outflows) were tracked by IOM Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) of Myanmar nationals between Thailand and Myanmar in the Mae Sot and Phob Phra districts. 18% of the overall movements, a total of 32,799 individuals, are estimated to cross to Thailand for employment.
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PATTANI: A nine-month-old girl has died of measles, raising the death toll from the disease in the southern border provinces to more than a dozen.
Pattani Hospital reported the baby girl died of measles and pneumonia on Saturday. She had been admitted to Yarang Hospital in Yarang district on Saturday and was later sent to the main provincial hospital because of her serious condition.
The girl was not given measles vaccine because she was already ill with the disease when she met doctors for the vaccination, the hospital said.
In August 2017, a major humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered a mass exodus of around three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh, adding to the estimated 200,000–300,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who had fled Myanmar earlier and the estimated 73,000 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.
Libby Hogan in Khindan
In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent.
On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi, a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea.
“The well used to be the centre of our village,” Mya Htay says, grasping the side of a cement water well. But it no longer holds fresh water.
For the people of Khindan, the well is symbolic of their losing battle with the sea.
This training manual is for field staff working in the camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border (Nutrition Officers and Camp-based workers). However, it can be used by staff working along the border, outside of camps. The materials are relevant for both settings and the terminology can be easily adapted. The manual focuses on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), maternal nutrition and on measuring nutrition/malnutrition. There are 12 modules.
*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 13 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border.
TBC and CCSDPT Health Agencies conducted nutrition surveys of children 6-59 months of age in all camps in 2017.