health care and psychosocial support provided to the
Table 11: Number of Tsunami Affected People
victims.
Assisted by the RTG
Sub Committee on
Number
In general, relief supplies were more than adequate.
(persons)
By December 31  2004, the Governor of Phang Nga
had actually appealed to people to stop sending relief
1. Assisting foreign tourists
3,607
items.
2. Assisting tsunami affected people
162,569
Compensation Schemes for Victims
3. Assisting tsunami affected fishermen
24,486
4. Assisting unemployed people
53,740
In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the RTG
put in place several special assistance programmes
5. Assessing assistance to small vendors
7,048
and compensation schemes to mitigate the plight of
6. Assessing assistance to large business
7,232
the disaster victims.
entrepreneurs
7. Providing accommodation for tsunami
1,945
According to data available from the Prime Minister s
affected people
Office, over 285,000 people had been provided assist 
8. Assisting tsunami affected students
24,701
ance by the RTG up to November 2005.    Eight national
Sub Committees focusing on different categories of
Total
285,328
victims coordinated this support. (see Table 11).
Source: Office of Prime Minister website, November 2005
The Ministry of Interior paid compensation of USD 974
to each family which suffered the loss of the head of
livelihoods.   The Ministry of Interior provided emer 
the family and the principal breadwinner; USD 365
gency compensation of USD 85 to each household for
each was paid as compensation for those who lost
kitchenware, utensils etc., USD 7 per household to obtain
their lives.   The Ministry of Interior compensated the
toilet items, USD 24 per person for clothing, USD 24
injured, paying USD 730 each for those who sustained
per schoolchild for school uniform and USD 12 per
critical injuries, USD 243 each for persons disabled by
person for bedclothes.
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the disaster, and USD 49 each for those with minor
injuries.  A provision of USD 487 each was made for
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) provided compensation
funeral expenses.
for loss of livelihoods.   Those who lost their jobs were
paid USD 4 per day for a period of 30 days.   Small ven 
In addition, USD 243 was provided to each victim to
dors who lost their businesses were paid USD 487 each
procure essential tools or equipment for reclaiming
as compensation.
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IM
Table 12: Government Support to Fisheries
ANU
Small fishing boat Large fishing boat
Fishing tools
Hatcheries
Others
Total
S
Province
 TE
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
H T
Krabi
1,741
1,327,365
42
188,436
1,561
289,574
1,184
392,402
23
6,580
3,643
2,204,357
O T
Phang Nga
2,070
2,078,615
102
359,848
235
91,173
1,526
907,897
608
174,997
3,650
3,612,529
ESN
Phuket
1,141
667,571
140
344,623
11
3,786
9
4,870
824
484,725
1,995
1,505,574
OP
Ranong
516
152,262
297
420,199
124
58,021
1,037
410,720
404
126,617
2,091
1,167,819
SE R
Satun
1,031
226,592
49
64,628
2,523
378,854
1,656
960,732
6
1,315
4,716
1,632,560
 SD
Trang
852
245,364
4
7,012
1,608
79,717
613
262,152
46
38,736
2,591
632,982
NA
Total
7,351
4,697,769
634
1,384,746
6,062
901,126
6,025
2,938,772
1,911
832,970
18,686
10,755,822
ILA
Source: DDPM website, October 2005
H T 2TR
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 Office of Prime Minister website, November 2005
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PA
 Office of Prime Minister website, November 2005
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