Major flooding in Thailand, which follows months of monsoon rains, is the worst flooding to afflict the country in half a century. The waters could take more than a month to recede in some areas, the Thai government said Sunday, October 23, 2011. Reports estimate that the flooding has already killed 356 people, with nearly 9 million others affected. Survivors of this devastating event will need help in the days, weeks and months ahead. Please show your support and make a donation to one of the organizations providing relief.
GLOBALGIVING; The people affected by this flooding are in desperate need of basic supplies. Donations will be used to buy necessities such as bedding, clothing and sanitary products. We aim to support flood victims and help them to get back on their feet.
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SHELTERBOX; ShelterBox has shipped more than 400 boxes containing a disaster relief tent (suitable for an extended family), blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's activity pack and other critical items.
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UNICEF & SAVE THE CHILDREN; UNICEF and Save the Children have teamed up to protect flood-affected children. The project will create 10 “child-friendly spaces” (CFS) at evacuation centers with large child populations to provide them with a safe place to play and to participate in structured activities. Please designate your gift to “The UNICEF/Save the Children Thailand project”
WORLD VISION; World Vision is rapidly preparing for the distribution of 7,500 additional emergency kits to assist families who will be affected by the continued flooding.To date World Vision has distributed 3,400 emergency kits benefitting an estimated 17,000 people in the affected communities. The kits include daily necessities such as rice, dry instant noodles, drinking water, cooking oil, fish sauce, tinned food, sugar, and hygiene products. In addition, World Vision has also supplied boats, lifejackets and disposable toilets.