The Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Thailand Mine Action Center, Royal Thai Armed Forces, will co-organise a briefing titled, “Thailand’s Progress in Releasing Landmine Contaminated Areas and Developments on the National Mine Action Standard” on 21 September 2018 at 14.00 - 15.00 hrs. at Vithes Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Uttaradit: Two districts of Tha Pla and Laplae are on full alert for flash floods and landslides after torrential rain lashed wide areas over the past 24 hours due to tropical storm Mangkhut, according to the provincial office.
Provincial governor Theerawat Wutthikhun issued an urgent message to government units in the districts telling them to be on full alert as heavy downpours continued yesterday.
The warning was also relayed to residents living in disaster-prone villages, particularly in tambon Nang Phaya in Tha Pla district and tambon Mae Poon in Laplae.
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.
WRITER: SAIARUN PINADUANG, RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN AND ASWIN WONGNORKAEW
Forest runoff and heavy flooding caused by typhoon Mangkhut swept through several northern provinces overnight and into Tuesday, with the Meteorological Department warning the North and Northeast of more rain expected over the next two days.
Following recent news reports on the release of the UNSG’s Report on Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, relating to Thailand, the Royal Thai Government wishes to make the following clarifications:
5 kids among missing after huge mudslide
A search was intensifying at a refugee camp in Ban Mae La Oon in Mae Hong Son's Sob Moei district Tuesday to locate and rescue seven people, including five children, declared missing after the area was hit by a mudslide on Sunday evening.
Heavy machinery and equipment were mobilised in the search and rescue operation at the remote camp as local officials, soldiers, defence volunteers, and rescue workers expanded the area of their search to the nearby Yuam River.
The trend of decreasing political violence in South and Southeast Asia continued, while at the same time the number of reported fatalities slightly increased. The overall number of riots and protest events in South and Southeast Asia also increased last week compared to the previous week.
By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter - September 17, 2018 5:16 pm
MAE HONG SON — A 2-year-old girl was found dead as seven people remain missing Monday when a landslide swept a refugee center in Mae Hong Son province.
Fifteen more people were injured and at least six homes were destroyed when torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslide yesterday evening at Ban Mae La Oon refugee camp in Sop Moei District. A search and rescue operation is underway.
Officials said residents face food and clothing shortages as water swept away most of their belongings.
On 17 September 2018, Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, represented the Royal Thai Government to hand over the Instrument of Ratification of the Charter of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) to Dr. Bhichit Rattakul, Secretary General and Special Advisor to ADPC Foundation.
Update of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific
A. Situational context including new developments
Typhoon Mangkhut, now over the South China Sea, is expected to cause heavy rain in the North and Northeast during Sept 17-19, prompting the Thai Meteorological Department to issue a warning of possible flash floods, river overflows and landslides.
According to the department's 11am weather forecast, as of 10am on Sunday typhoon Mangkhut was about 160 kilometres southeast of Macau, Guangdong County, China, with a maximum sustained wind speed of about 140 kilometres per hour.
Eight provinces still suffering from flooding, affecting 58,276 people in 16,468 households in 26 districts; water levels now dropping.
The flood-ravaged provinces are Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon in the Northeast; Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao in the East; Phetchaburi in the Central region; and, Satun in the South.
In Bung Kan, overflow from the Mekong river has inundated parts of Muang, Bung Khla, Seka and Phon Charoen districts, damaging 41,338 rai of farmland. The water is now receding.
The most recent chapter in a decades-long series of Rohingya refugee crises, which erupted in August 2017, has reignited discussion over the policies and legal structures, or lack thereof, to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Asia. Policy and binding legal frameworks are essential means of protecting the rights of forced migrants.
NONG KHAI, 11th September 2018 (NNT) – Flooding has remained in many areas of the northeast due to tributaries still being unable to drain into the Mekong River. Meanwhile, several schools in Nong Khai are to remain closed for another week.
BANGKOK, 13th September 2018 (NNT) – The Meteorological Department has reported that tropical storm Barijat is moving across lower China towards Vietnam today.
Two storms expected to make impact Wednesday
Thailand, especially its western regions where officials are making "historic" huge discharges of water from the brimming Sri Nakarin dam, will be further hit by downpours triggered by Tropical storm "Barijat" in the South China Sea and Typhoon "Mangkhut" near the Philippines from today until next Tuesday.
Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey
On 5 September 2018, the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage (GLO+UHC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised the “Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and …
New Delhi, 7 September 2018: Countries in WHO South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue which threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and largescale outbreaks, and control malaria, that continues to be endemic in the Region.
KANCHANABURI, 6th September 2018 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikalaya has inspected all three major dams in Kanchanaburi and given directions concerning discharges of water, noting a possible pause in rainfall starting later this month.
The Deputy Prime Minister discussed water discharge from Vajiralongkorn Dam, which increased its release rate on September 4 before traveling between Vajiralongkorn, Sri Nakarin and Mae Klong dams.