We support recently displaced peoples by providing food and clothing packages, blankets, mosquito nets, oil and cooking pots. Where basic medical needs can be addressed these are provided in-situ, however in some cases it is necessary to provide transport to hospital and local clinics to secure more advanced medical help.
In January 2011 a fire broke out in Lao Liew, an isolated village in northern Thailand. The homes of 10 families were destroyed in the blaze, along with the rice-seed stocks for the entire village. We raisd funds to rebuild the homes and restock the rice-seed.
Over the past few years severe flooding has affected several regions in northern Thailand. We responded, and will continue to respond, by sending teams of local people to provide drinking water, food and clothing to victims of these destructive floods. The teams also provide encouragement and comfort to people who have lost family members in the disasters.
In 2008 Tropical Cyclone ‘Nargis’ hit Burma with disastrous affects across the Irrawaddy Delta, killing and displacing thousands and destroying homes and communities. Through our contacts inside Burma we were able to organize a team to travel to some of the worst-affected areas. We were able to purchase and deliver aid to 13 villages which included tractors, pumps, diesel, medical packs, school packs, shelter packs, food packs, mosquito nets, and blankets. In addition some trauma counseling was provided to a number of people living in a refugee camp in the affected region.
Many people donated generously to the immediate needs of those impacted by the terrible catastrophe in December 2004 in the south of Thailand. Our response was to visit specific villages and individual families, providing financial help for rebuilding homes and livelihoods.