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HOW TO: Build a flood-resilient city
28 November 2011 (IRIN ), Less than a year after Bangkok was chosen as a "role model city" by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) as part of the UN's 2010-2015 "Making Cities Resilient" campaign, the worst floods in half a century put that distinction to the test.
ASIA: Boosting cities' food resilience
18 November 2011 (IRIN ), From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia's largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world's fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia.
THAILAND: Throwing mud at flood water
17 November 2011 (IRIN ), Thousands of Thais - with noses pinched and fingers crossed - are tossing mud balls into fetid flood water, in the hope of improving the quality of stagnant water following weeks of flooding.
MYANMAR-THAILAND: Undocumented workers exploited post-floods
8 November 2011 (IRIN ), While the Burmese government has re-opened a key border checkpoint between Thailand and Myanmar to accommodate thousands of migrants fleeing Thailand's flooded factories, undocumented - and now unemployed - migrants face extortion and abuse as they try to return home, according to migrants and activists.
THAILAND: Hospitals fear floods will hit drug supplies
1 November 2011 (IRIN ), Hospitals warn of possible drug shortages as prolonged flooding in Thailand has disrupted local production and delivery of medical supplies
GLOBAL: The risk of "warning fatigue" in disaster preparedness
1 November 2011 (IRIN ), Weeks of flood threats during one of Thailand's most destructive monsoon seasons on record have given residents in the capital of more than eight million people time to prepare for the worst.
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.

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