In 2011, the monsoon season brought floods to much of Thailand. Flooding began in Northern Thailand during the end of July and gradually spread into the Southern part of the country, eventually submerging parts of Bangkok. Farms, villages, and industrial plants were all affected, causing at least US $45.7 billion in damage as of December 2011.
As flood waters recede, GlobalGiving partners have begun the transition from immediate disaster relief to long-term recovery and rebuilding. Our partners are rebuilding drug recovery and education centers, repairing damaged schools, and helping artisans restart their businesses.
Thanks to your generous donation to the GlobalGiving Thailand Flood Relief Fund, GlobalGiving has been able to support the following flood relief efforts:
Foundation for Life packed and distributed over 2,000 emergency lifepacks during the floods. As part of the “Blanket Them With Love” project, volunteers packed food kits for distribution throughout Bangkok, created portable toilets to help flood victims maintain a more sanitary environment, and stuffed sandbags. Foundation for Life also distributed drinking water, milk powder, medication, and more.
Global Vision International Charitable Trust partnered with local volunteers to provide emergency supplies to flood victims, including food items, basic medical supplies, and sanitary products. Since the waters have receded, efforts have turned to cleaning up schools and colleges affected by flooding throughout the country. Making schools student-ready has become a top priority because many students have already missed months of classes.
DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Network) works in Burmese refugee camps on the Thai/Burma border and has been providing community-based prevention education and addiction treatment in Thailand for 10 years. The Rebuild Flooded Refugee Camp Recovery Centre project has been raising funds in order to rebuild and repair DARE Network recovery centers that were damaged during the floods.
A Global Friendship sent two people to Thailand to support their network of 12 artisan families. They used your donation in order to procure supplies and enable the lead artisan to re-establish the supply chain of raw materials for crafts, a source of income for families.
World Vision was able to support over 76,000 people throughout the floods through the provision of kits. Relief supplies included life jackets, water filters, food packs and hygiene packs. Beginning in December, World Vision’s relief work transitioned to rehabilitation. These efforts included education kits and facility repair, cash for work programs for adults, water and sanitation support, and disaster risk reduction training and the preparation of evacuation sites for future use.
On behalf of our GlobalGiving partners in Thailand, we would like to thank you again for your generous donation.
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