PART 3 THE CONTRIBUTION OF
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
Thailand s effective response to the tsunami is well
and impact of this spontaneous form of giving, and
recognized.   With strong leadership, robust institutions,
many charity projects are still on going in the affected
experienced staff and adequate emergency financing
areas.
from the national budget, Thailand was able to mobilize
a quick and efficient response to the disaster.   But most
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), bilateral de 
impressive of all was the solidarity shown by Thai people
velopment agencies and international NGOs contrib 
themselves, doing their best to help their fellow citizens
uted more structured support to the RTG s recovery efforts,
and foreign victims alike, volunteering their time and
providing technical support in various sectors, includ 
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generously giving to local charities.
ing child protection, psycho social support, livelihood
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recovery, support to migrant workers, environmental
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Recognising Thailand s status as a middle income
rehabilitation, disaster preparedness, and support to co 
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country and its capacity to respond to natural disasters
ordination.
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on its own, the international community played a
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relatively small, but strategic role in Thailand s tsunami
It is estimated that the total value of technical cooperation
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recovery.   Thailand did not appeal for international financial
and support given to Thailand for the immediate and
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assistance, but in view of the sheer magnitude of the
longer term recovery amounts USD 69 million in allocations
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disaster the Government very much welcomed support
to implementing partners.   This support is being provided
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from international partners in the form of technical
by some 45 international partners through nearly 200
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support, equipment, and direct support to the affected
projects   in support of a wide range of government
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communities.
and community led initiatives to rehabilitate the tsu 
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nami affected areas of Southern Thailand.
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Like in other tsunami affected countries, a great deal
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of international solidarity was mobilized in support of
The United Nations Country Team accounts for the
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Thailand s response to the tsunami, and large amounts
largest portion of technical support managed in Thailand,
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of financial and in kind contributions came from charities,
with USD 23.4 million in disbursements.  Agencies having
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private companies, and individuals from around the
disbursed the highest amounts of funds for technical
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world.  It is yet too early to take stock of the magnitude
cooperation in support of Thailand s tsunami recovery
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