Major flooding has occurred in Thailand during the 2011 monsoon season, most severely in the Chao Phraya but also in the Mekong River basin. The floods have killed over 500 people, affected millions of people, and caused damages estimated to be up to $5.1 billion. We are working with several organizations in the region to provide emergency and long-term relief.
The flooding has covered over six million hectares of land, about 300,000 hectares of which is farmland. The flooding spans 58 provinces, from Chiang Mai in the North to parts of the capital city of Bangkok near the mouth of the Chao Phraya. Locals have described it as "the worst flooding yet in terms of the amount of water and people affected".
GlobalGiving is partnering with several organizations on the ground to provide emergency aid and long term relief to victims, including the Foundation For Life, Global Vision International Charitable Trust, World Vision, and more. We will post updates on how these funds have been used so that you can see the impact that your donation has had.
Major disasters always require a huge amount of support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In this case, these initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary services. Over time this fund will transition to support longer term recovery efforts.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.
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