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.
Bangkok, 8 December 2011, Mr. Masahiko Fukakusa, President of Kawasaki Motors Enterprise (Thailand) Co., Ltd. wish to express their sympathies regarding this crisis in Thailand and donate 4,000,000 THB to The Thai Red Cross Society in order to help flooding in Thailand.
In bringing relief to those affected by the floods in and around Bangkok, it is the policy of the Thai Red Cross to render assistance to those in most of need. Among the many to whom the Thai Red Cross have brought help have been migrants working in factories. For instance, on 11 November 2011, using a truck lent by Banpu Plc, the Relief Bureau provided 1500 cooked meals, 1500 bottles of drinking water, 100 sets of ready to eat food, baby milk powder, UHT milk and pampers to Myanmar migrants working in Tambol Omnoi, Kratumban District, Smutsakorn Province.
Bangkok, 11 November 2011, an agreement to help people affected by floods was signed by H.E. Mme. Christine Schraner Burgener, Ambassador of Swiss Confederation and Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society. According to the agreement , a contribution of CHF 35,000 (equivalent to 1,150,000 Baht) from the Swiss Government will be used by the Thai Red Cross Society to help flood victims.
Bangkok, 4 November 2011, H.E. Mr. Javier Becker, Ambassador of Chile presented a donation of US$ 25,000 (765,000 Baht) to Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society. The donation is an emergency grant from the Chile Government to help alleviate suffering of the people affected by floods in Thailand. The Ambassador also conveyed his condolences and sympathy to those who have suffered in the floods.
Bangkok 8 November 2011: MasterCard today donated 1.6 million baht to Thai Red Cross Society as part of MasterCard’s initiative to aid flood relief efforts in Thailand. Gregg Hirano, vice president and country manager for Thailand, MasterCard Worldwide, presented the donation to Lt. Gen. Dr. Amnat Barlee – Director of Relief and Community Health Bureau, a representative from Thai Red Cross Society. In addition, MasterCard is waiving interchange fees for all donations to Thailand-based charities made on MasterCard cards issued in Thailand, from Nov 4, 2011 to Feb 4, 2012.
On 5 November 2011, Dr. Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany met with Mr. Sawanit Kongsiri, Assistant Secretary General for External Relations of the Thai Red Cross Society and handed over 3,000 units of family-sized water filters to the Thai Red Cross Society. The filters will be useful to affected families at temporary shelters as well as to families remaining in their flooded houses. Each water filter would be shared by two families, providing a total of 6,000 affected families with clean drinking water.
6 Million THB pledged to help Thai Red Cross Kitchens with cash donations and ‘Namthip’ bottled-water distribution
Recruiting volunteers to cook 6,000 meal boxes per day, everyday, to relieve flood victims in Bangkok and surrounding areas until the flooding situation is controlled
Public appeal for donations to The Thai Red Cross Society
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a world leading manufacturer of safety equipment, is providing aid to residents in Thailand. The country is in the middle of the worst flooding in more than 50 years that has killed over 300 persons, displaced another 100,000 and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.
“We are of course deeply touched by the situation and we naturally feel an obligation to provide assistance to a community that has given VIKING so much”, says Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO of VIKING and continues:
On Thursday 20 October 2011, H.E. Bede Cory, Ambassador of New Zealand made a donation in the amount of NZD 100,000 (approx. Baht 2,300,000) on behalf of the New Zealand Government and people to Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society, to help flood victims. The Secretary General expressed the deep appreciation of the Thai Red Cross for the generous support and thanked the Ambassador on behalf of the people affected by the floods. The Ambassador also visited and chatted with young volunteers who were helping to pack relief kits.
As the heaviest floods to hit Thailand, reportedly in the last fifty years, continues to move southwards from Chiang Mai, Nan and Nong Khai provinces, the Thai Red Cross has fully deployed all its resources to provide relief to the affected. The floods began in the upper north towards the end of June resulting from a number of typhoons and monsoons. The main mass of water has now moved into the central plains and approaches Bangkok. It still continues to rain both in Bangkok and the central plains adding to the huge amount of flood water.
On 12 October 2011, Mr. Theam Poh Lim, Manager, International Services of Singapore Red Cross Society visited the Thai Red Cross Headquarters and on behalf of the Singapore Red Cross presented a donation in the amount of SGD 100,000 to Mr. Sawanit Kongsiri, Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, to help alleviate suffering of people affected by flooding in Thailand. The donation would be useful for the Thai Red Cross to prepare relief kits for flood victims and supporting other relief activities of the Thai Red Cross Society.
After heavy floods were triggered in late June in Thailand caused by typhoon Haima and tropical storm Nock-Ten, more than 210 people have been killed and over 2.4 million people across the country have been affected by the flooding including in central, northern and northeastern provinces.
Between 25 July – 1 September 2011, The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that flood hits by tropical storm Nock Ten 30 provinces in 260 districts 1,781 sub-districts 14,948 villages and affecting 3,587,299 people from 1,044,947 households were affected by the flooding, 53 people died and 1 missing. Currently, flooding has eased in 22 provinces but continues in 8 provinces. [Sukhothai, Phichit , Phitsanulok, Nakornsawan, Pranakorn Sri Ayutthaya, Angthong, Chainat and Ubonratchathani]
On 18 April 2011, H.E. Ms. Kristie A. Kenny, Ambassador of the United States of America visited Headquarters of the Thai Red Cross Society and presented a donation of US$ 75,000 to Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross. The donation is an emergency grant from the American Government to help people affected by floods in the southern provinces of Thailand.