Thailand Flood Relief: 2011

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A heavy monsoon season in Thailand resulted in some of the country’s worst flooding in half a century. Flooding this year has affected 64 of Thailand’s 77 provinces, damaging World Heritage-listed temples in Ayutthaya, destroying 15 percent of the nation’s rice crop and flooding the homes of almost 19 percent of the country’s 67 million people, according to government data. The death toll has risen to 602, according to Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. The disaster has resulted in damage totaling billions of US dollars and has shuttered 891 factories in seven industrial estates north of Bangkok.

In response to the devastating flooding throughout Thailand, Give2Asia has launched a Thailand Flood Relief Fund 2011 to aid in relief efforts. Gifts to this fund will be used to help Give2Asia’s local partners in Thailand recover from the disasters.

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