Impact on Thailand
Within 48 hours of the disaster, agencies in the UN team in Thailand had transferred funds to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
for emergency relief assistance, coordination and logistics, and an UNDAC (UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination) mission
had been dispatched to the affected provinces, headed by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator.
Other agencies then provided emergency assistance in various forms, including rapid assessments conducted with Government
partners, and assistance to specific groups such as vulnerable children, families in shelters and communities who had suddenly
lost their means of livelihood.
Although in Thailand the relief phase was largely considered over after approximately two months, some UN emergency phase
interventions have continued, since they were oriented towards mid-term recovery.
||20,000 USD was contributed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tsunami assistance fund
1,183 farmers (of a targeted 1,500) and 501 of a total 4,900 affected livestock farmers received agricultural inputs to ensure subsistence
1,420 out of 10,000 affected aquaculture farmers and small boat owners received fisheries inputs
||Assessment missions to Thailand from early January through to the end of April
5,000 troops assisting in disaster relief received IEC materials and condoms, thus promoting lower risk sexual behaviour
||Emergency relief items procured and delivered (generators, water purifiers, body bags, formalin, etc) in partnership with OCHA
Immediate contribution of 100,000 USD to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for logistics and coordination
Support to donor coordination efforts led by the Prime Minister's Office
||UNEP HQ provided funds for technical assistance to the Government for a rapid environmental assessment
||UNESCO HQ allocated funds for immediate assessments in the region
||50,000 USD was donated in immediate assistance to the Thai Government;
First-aid and survival kits were distributed to 60,000 beneficiaries
692 Myanmar migrant workers were voluntarily repatriated
||UNHCR made a contribution of 50,000 USD to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tsunami assistance fund , for emergency shelter
||School attendance protected for 2,000 children through arrangement of temporary classrooms, education grants and transport for children living in shelters
Water supply and sanitation upgraded for 12 temporary schools and for 2,000 families in 22 temporary shelters, including purification equipment, latrines and drainage
Emergency support to 15 districts for multi-sector action in shelter, food, health, nutrition, education, HIV/AIDS and child care practices/information
||11,255 children in 767 schools provided with school meal support, across the six affected provinces
More than 3,000 vulnerable families ( 15,000 people) received basic rations
||Support to the Ministry of Public Health, in conducting rapid health and needs assessment
Assistance was requested in technical information and guidelines in forensic operations, psychological and mental health,
sanitation and water safety, health promotion, outbreaks monitoring and reporting.
||2.6 million USD
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