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.
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.