The early January rains in southern Thailand have flooded at least 12 provinces, namely Phatthalung, Narathiwat, Yala, Songkhla, Pattani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Chumphon, Ranong, Krabi and Prachuap Khiri Khan. As of 20 January, the floods affected an estimated 1.7 million people and about 563,616 households.
World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) is leading World Vision’s response and has been on the ground since 8 January. World Vision is continually looking into the needs of the vulnerable children and families affected by the flood.
World Vision has distributed 84,000 bottled drinking water, 8,862 relief kits and 957 hygiene kits. Word Vision’s soup kitchen has provided 1,800 packs of hot meals. The two Child-friendly Spaces have catered to as much as 150 affected children.
WVFT is conducting emergency food distribution for an initial 15 days and will complete distribution in January. Recovery work will include school retrofitting to repair damaged schools. Early livelihood recovery assistance will begin immediately after completion of relief work. Recovery work is expected to last six to nine months.
For more information, please contact:
Humanitarian Emergency Affairs & Corporate Risk and Security Coordinator
Mobile (+66) 08341 80382
Skype : theerawut.war
Mobile (+66) 89664 0206
Skype : maeduangporn
Updated: 27 January 2017