Thailand is currently experiencing its worst floods in half a century, with more than 2.5 million affected or displaced by floods. Rains have lashed the country for more than three months non-stop, and the death toll approaches 400.
Throughout the country, supermarket shelves are bare and bottled water is incredibly hard to come by. Many stores throughout the country are rationing basic food items, such as rice and eggs. Many have left Bangkok as floodwaters pose a very real threat, and thousands of homes throughout the central and northern provinces remain without electricity and clean water.
See how you can help victims in need: Thai Red Cross The Thai Red Cross has distributed 1.3 million bottles of drinking water, more than 122, 000 family kits and has also set up two emergency kitchens in Ayutthaya and Chainat provinces where its providing hot meals Donate here to contribute the Red Cross’ efforts. UNICEF and Save The Children Join Forces: UNICEF and Save the Children have 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. Donate here to help these organizations fulfill their mission.
Shelter Box This organization 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. Donate here . GlobalGiving GlobalGiving uses donations to buy necessities such as bedding, clothing, and sanitary products to provide comfort to families and to help them maintain a degree of normalcy as they adapt to the difficulties of refugee life. Help the organization to reach its funding goal of $10,000 here .
The US Thai Embassy A donation center has opened up through the Thai embassy in Washington D.C. and donations from U.S. Citizens total over $50,000 thus far. Your money will go toward relief supplies for victims of the flood through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
To donate, send a personal check or money order payable to “Royal Thai Embassy” to The Consular Affairs Section, Royal Thai Embassy 1024 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007