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THAILAND: Disaster "is imminent and inevitable"
27 October 2011 (IRIN ), The equivalent of 160,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools (400 million cubic metres of water) is set to run through Thailand's capital, which can only drain a small fraction daily, according to the government's flood relief operation centre on 26 October.
MYANMAR-THAILAND: Refugee camps cope with brain drain
24 October 2011 (IRIN ), When third-country resettlement for Burmese refugees living in Thailand started in 2005, all 50 teachers at the Tham Hin refugee camp’s school had to be replaced.
THAILAND: Livelihoods at risk as more flooding expected
20 October 2011 (IRIN ), The market in Ayutthaya where Arun Kaewan used to sell goods is now a river. The factory where her son used to work is a lake.
AID POLICY: Reaching out to "emerging donors"
19 October 2011 (IRIN ), Guyana, Thailand, Botswana, South Africa, Poland and Sudan share something in common: they all committed to the Horn of Africa drought appeal.
THAILAND: New drug crackdown raises concerns
18 October 2011 (IRIN ), Thailand's new government has unveiled plans for an ambitious crackdown on drugs, with an emphasis on rehabilitation and compassion.
THAILAND: Agencies gear up for possible water-borne diseases
13 October 2011 (IRIN ), Aid workers in Thailand warn of possible water-borne disease outbreaks following weeks of heavy flooding. “Water-borne disease is always a risk in a massive flood," Matthew Cochrane, regional communications and advocacy manager for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), told IRIN on 13 October in Bangkok.
DISASTERS: A bigger role for Asia in humanitarian response
12 October 2011 (IRIN ), A top UN official says Asia can, and should, play a more prominent role in the humanitarian response to major natural and man-made disasters.
ASIA: How space technology aids a flood response
11 October 2011 (IRIN ), As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them.
GLOBAL: Thai rice policy sows worldwide uncertainty
6 October 2011 (IRIN ), A new paddy-pledging programme in Thailand that has already pushed up the cost of rice globally will go into effect on 7 October, amid uncertainty and scepticism.
THAILAND: Neonatal care for refugees by refugees
15 September 2011 (IRIN ), Just as staff at the maternity clinic in the Mae La refugee camp began learning about special care for newborns, a baby was born six weeks premature, weighing 1.3kg. The medics and nurses - all ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar - were anxious about treating the tiny boy.

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