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Two months of heavy rains have caused the worst flooding in Thailand for 50 years, affecting 30 of the 77 provinces and threatening many more. Downpours are expected to continue with further flooding anticipated and many areas are on alert, including parts of Bangkok. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and many more are expected to be evacuated.
In Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thammasat University is being used as a temporary shelter. It is currently housing 1600 evacuees but is expected to reach maximum capacity, 2000 people, as evacuations continue. Many of those arriving at the university have lost, or been forced to abandon, all their belongings and are in urgent need of basic essential items.
How will this project solve this problem?
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. GlobalGiving aims to support flood victims and help them to get back on their feet.
Potential Long Term Impact
By providing essential items now they can provide some comfort to people in their time of need and help to maintain some sense of normality. as they look to rebuild their lives.
“We have the chance to provide very real and vitally needed assistance to people whose lives are being turned upside down. Donations to this project will help us to lend a hand in this difficult time.”
- Jax Keenan, GVI Thailand Project Manager
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,557
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $443
Total Funding Goal: $2,000
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