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Nearly 120,000 people have been affected by flooding in northern Thailand, children’s charity Plan International reports.
Three people have died and one person is missing after floods spread across seven provinces, with the border town Mae Sot worst affected.
The flood waters have now receded and a recovery operation is under way but nearly 50,000 families have been affected.
“People are back home but some find themselves with no home to go to, or left with an empty damaged home,” says Supol Singhapoom, Plan’s Acting Programme Director in Thailand.
“Most of them are agriculture workers who had lost their plants and also agriculture tools,” he added.
Plan’s partner, the Fund for Education and Development, has distributed relief packs to families who have lost their belongings.
A team from Plan is being deployed to the area next week to assess the recovery programme and to help repair the migrant youth drop-in centre, which has been damaged.
The centre is run by Plan’s local partner the Foundation for the Health and Knowledge of Ethnic Labour. It provides health and education advice for migrant youth in the border area between Thailand and Burma.
Meanwhile Typhoon Utor caused further heavy rain in parts of northern Thailand on August 9th, with flash floods preventing many children from attending school.
Plan sent emergency teams to assess the situation and has already distributed 220 school kits to affected students.
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