Compensation was also paid to teachers and students
and earn a living again.  The efforts of the RTG were
through the Ministry of Education, which provided USD
supplemented by a large number of national and
609 to each orphan student and USD 365 to each stu 
international agencies and aid groups that joined in
dent affected by the disaster.
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to help fisherfolk.  A number of organizations came
together under the umbrella of the Save Andaman
Network
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 and provided USD 1 million
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 to support
II Long Term Recovery
fishing communities in building boatyards, building
and repairing boats, and providing boat engines and
Livelihoods Recovery
fishing gear to support the livelihood recovery of the
affected communities.  International agencies such as
Support to Recovery of Fisheries
the FAO are working with the Ministry of Agriculture
The tsunami affected over 400 fishing communities
and Cooperatives on in depth technical assessment
along Thailand s Andaman coast.   The waves washed
for determining the level of fishing capacity and the
away fishing boats and gear,  and with them  the livelihoods
promotion of community based coastal natural
of 30,000 fishing households.   The RTG compensation
resource management, in close collaboration with
scheme promised USD 1,500 for fishermen who lost
NGOs.
small boats and USD 5,000 for the big ones.   However,
thousands of the boats lost were not registered.   The
The RTG recognized five key challenges in rehabilitation
RTG agreed to pay compensation equivalent to 70%
of the fisheries sector.   These included the provision of
of the actual damage to fishermen who lost unregistered
fishing boats and gear; impact on natural resources
boats or fishing equipment.  The RTG had provided
and fishing grounds; damage mitigation plans; safety
assistance of USD 11 million by November 2005.
at sea; and sustainable fisheries development.   It also
enunciated three principles for rehabilitation   an
In many cases, especially for unregistered boats, the
integrated rehabilitation  plan, management for
compensation from the RTG was not sufficient to
sustainable development and human resource
repair and rebuild fishing boats and replace lost
development.
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 The capacity building needs identified
fishing gear; fishermen were unable to go out to sea
for the medium and long term included training in
Table 13: Government Support to Small Businesses
Support for restarting
Province
businesses
Livelihood tools
Others
Total
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
(persons)
(USD)
Krabi
949
278,208
949
185,099
7
3,409
950
466,715
Phang Nga
640
186,900
640
124,763
640
311,663
Phuket
3,411
923,886
3,411
737,083
3,411
1,660,969
IM
Ranong
49
14,317
49
9,545
12
5,235
50
29,097
AN
Satun
2
584
2
390
2
974
US T
Trang
96
24,056
14
2,727
96
26,784
EH
Total
5,147
1,427,952
5,065
1,059,606
19
8,644
5,149
2,496,202
 TO
Source: DDPM website, November 2005
 TESN
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 Office of Prime Minister website, November 2005
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 Save Andaman Network (SAN) is the network of community organizations, private sector, and public sector formed on the 28th December,
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2004 to provide immediate and long term relief for the tsunami affected communities along the Andaman Coast of Thailand.  The members
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of SAN include the Federation of Southern Fisherfolk, NGO Coordinating Committee on Development (NGO COD  South), Community
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Organizations Development Institute  Southern region, Rakpaktai Projects: Dab Ban Dab Muang and Rian Ru Yu Dee Tee Pak Tai, Four
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regions Slum Network, Foundation for Children, Thai Volunteer Service, Wildlife Fund Thailand (under the Royal Patronage of H.M. The
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Queen), San Saeng Arun Foundation, etc.  Sustainable Development Foundation, NGO Coordinating Committee on Development (NGO 
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COD), Thai Cement Foundation are the secretariat and serve as a coordination unit.  Additionally, SAN also works closely with Chumchon
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Thai Foundation and the Community Development Institute
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 Rebuilding Lives, Reviving Communities After the Tsunami, Save Andaman Network, 9 month progress report, January September, 2005
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 Report of the CONSRN Regional workshop  The rehabilitation of fisheries and aquaculture in coastal communities of tsunami affected
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countries in Asia, 28 February   1 March 2005, Bangkok, Thailand
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