Over 19,000 children are affected by the flood in Ubon Ratchathani

Over 19,000 children are affected by the flood

in Ubon Ratchathani, due to the prolonged flood (source: Provincial Social Development Office of Ubon Ratchathani province). UNICEF has immediate concerns for the health of young children, particularly related to nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, as well as mosquito nets to protect from dengue and malaria. As days go by, ensuring all children are able to go back to school is also a key priority.

UNICEF Thailand will support those children most affected with a cash grant. This grant will enable their families to meet the urgent nutrition, health and hygiene needs of children as well as secure essential school supplies so they may return to learning. In addition, UNICEF will identify evacuation sites in need of child friendly spaces to monitor and respond to potential cases in need of child protection.

 

UNICEF staff during the assessment of the flood-affected area in Ubon Ratchathani province. Due to the influence of Podul and Kajiki storms, 32 provinces had been affected and 23 provinces have been declared in the state of emergency. Currently, the flood situation still remains in 4 provinces (Ubon Ratchathai, Roi-Et, Si Sa Ket, and Yasothon). Ubon Ratchathani is the last province receiving the mass of water from Chi and Mun rivers before going down to Khong river at the border between Thailand and Lao PDR.


Other ways to help children and families affected by flooding in Thailand:

Bank Transfer:
- Bangkok Bank Account no. 201-3-01324-4
- Please send your contact information (name, address, mobile phone number) together with pay slip to UNICEF and indicate "EO192" for receipt to unicefthailand@unicef.org / fax: 02 356 9229.



UNICEF is charitable organization No. 315 in the Ministry of Finance's official list. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Donations made to this appeal will be used for emergency response for children and families in Thailand affected by flooding situation.