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.
In response to the ongoing Rakhine violence displacement crisis, the Thai Red Cross Society deployed a medical unit of 5 doctors and 8 nurses to Cox’s Bazar from 26-29 August 2018. The unit operated in 2 locations; a team set up in UNHCR Camp 4, O Zone, Madhrehara, while the other set up in Ukhia Model Government School, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar.
The President of the Kalasin Red Cross Chapter along with Committee and members visited and provided financial support and daily necessities to 66 storm victims in Malasai District.
The President of the Trat Red Cross Chapter along with Committee and members visited patients in Borai District.
Chiang Rai Province
Summary of RDRT Operation at effected area by devastating flash flood in Attapue province, Lao PDR
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 flooded several villages with 5,000 million cubic meter of water resulting in more than 20 people dead and leaving around 100 people missing and 6,600 people homeless.
In response to the tragedy, the Thai Red Cross Society donated 5,000,000 baht to the Lao Red Cross.
The Thai Red Cross Society is preparing a medical unit to be sent to treat displaced people as well as locals in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. At the initiative of the Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka, an assessment team was dispatched to Cox’s Bazar from 4-7 June 2018.
On 27 February 2018, Lt.Gen.(Retd) Amnat Barlee, M.D., Director of the Relief and Community Health Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society, presided over the opening ceremony of the rehabilitation project for flood victims in Southern Thailand, at Sirindhorn Red Cross Health Station, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. On this occasion, 181 sets of computers together with printers and reserve power supplies were donated to flood-affected schools in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Pattalung Province and Suratthani Province.
Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society, the designated representative of HM Queen Sirikit, President, distributed winter relief kits to people affected by cold weather in the following areas:
On 12 January 2018, 482 relief kits were distributed to students from Ban Pang Khon School, Ban Huai Mae Liam School, Ban Pha Lang School, and Ban Rom Yen School. Moreover, the Secretary General also distributed 1,000 relief kits to people at Ban Pang Khon School, Muang District, Chiang Rai Province.
The Thai Red Cross Society has donated USD 100,000 to support the relief operation being carried out by the Bangladesh Red Crescent for people fleeing violence in northern Rakhine State to temporary shelters in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Due to the violence since August 2017, there have been a substantial number of affected people seeking safety in Bangladesh. The Thai Red Cross Society has therefore donated USD 100,000 to the Bangladesh Red Crescent to support the relief operation for the victims.
From 13 – 15 December 2017, the Relief and Community Health Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society in collaboration with partner organizations launched the winter relief activities in remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Nan. The project aims to promote health and the quality of life of the residents of Pua District, Muang District, and Na Noi District. The activities featured free medical and dental check-ups, winter relief kits distribution, etc.
The Thai Red Cross Society has donated USD 100,000 to support the relief operation being carried out by the Myanmar Red Cross for victims affected by the internal armed conflict in Rakhine State, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Due to the internal armed conflict since August, there have been a substantial number of casualties and affected people. The Thai Red Cross Society has therefore donated USD 100,000 to the Myanmar Red Cross to support the relief operation for the victims. The donation money was transferred on 8 December 2017
Since July 2017, the northeast region of Thailand has been affected and inundated by monsoons. Based on reports updated on 1 August 2017 from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, in total 43 provinces, 221 districts, 938 sub-districts and 5,366 villages and 1 community have been affected. Thirteen dead have been reported.
BANGKOK, 3 September 2014 (NNT) – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is offering to ship rice worth 5 million baht to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.
The NCPO is extending its assistance through the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to provide humanitarian aid to Ebola patients.
WHO representative Dr. Yonas Tegegn has thanked the kingdom for its contributing to provide global aid for West Africa. The WHO earlier requested for assistance related to the outbreak of Ebola in the form of food supplies, medicine, and medical equipment.
Owing to the heavy seasonal rain which has affected agricultural areas in Ayutthaya and Sukhothai Province, HM Queen Sirikit, President of the Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) assigned Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of TRCS, to distribute 2,000 sets of Red Cross Relief kits including drinking water to flood victims in 6 districts of Ayutthaya Province. The Relief and Community Heath Bureau of TRCS has been preparing and responding to the flooding and landslides.
On 10 May 2012, Mr. Michael Gwerder, Director of Swiss School Bangkok together with Mr. Dirk Stepf, Head of Sports Department and student representatives presented donations to Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary of the Thai Red Cross Society. The donations of 131,000 Baht and 76,750 Baht from the Swiss School Bangkok and the German European School Singaporn respectively are earmarked for rehabilitation of schools in flood affected areas.
Bangkok, 28 December 20011 - Mr. Gruia Jacota, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Romania, presented a donation of EUR 25.000 (1,022,000 Baht) to Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society. The purpose of the donation is to make a contribution to the post-flood efforts in support of the flood affected families, especially rehabilitation of schools in flood affected areas.