THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE RED CROSS
Recovery and rehabilitation projects concentrated
The International Federation of the Red Cross.
on four areas. Assistance went to improve access
to health and child care services in the affected
communities. There was also support to improve
Partners on the ground included the governors of
the disaster management and response capacity
Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Satun and Trang.
of the Thai Red Cross, particularly of its six tsunami
However, bilateral support also came from the American
affected provincial chapters. Support to restore
Red Cross, the Finnish Red Cross, the French Red Cross,
coastal livelihoods for both fishing and non fishing
the Hong Kong Branch of the Red Cross Society of
communities as well as to support women s
China, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Swedish Red
alternative livelihood activities was also significant.
Other projects aimed at strengthening the organi
zational and operational capacities of TRCS
The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) played a leading role
in emergency response and relief by mobilizing
RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
money, materials, personnel and volunteers for the
Emergency medical aid was undertaken by TRCS
emergency relief operations
medical teams, specialists with medicines and
medical equipments, ambulances with nurses and
a first aid centre. Patients were also transported
Their support covers the six affected provinces of Krabi,
to Bangkok King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospi
Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Satun and Trang.
tal. The TRCS National Blood Centre received blood
donations totalling 27,909 units, 13,208 units of
which went to tsunami victims.
Assistance began 26 December 2004 and continues
TRCS emergency relief operations included daily
transportation of food, medicine, and other essentials,
TOTAL FUNDING & EXPENDITURE
a Red Cross mobile kitchen and the efforts of the
While the IFRC has a 2005 2010 budget of USD Thousand
TRCS disaster relief team. They provided medical and
33,651.03, as of 31 October, 2005 it had spent only USD
psychosocial care as well as food and other supplies.
Five villages also received relief items for three
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS & GOALS
Emergency response efforts focused on medical
Early recovery of water and sanitation facilities
care and assistance, and nationwide relief efforts
included restoration of water systems, provision
in receiving, transporting and distributing relief
of drinking water for schools and supply of water
Early recovery and reconstruction projects included
As part of housing recovery and reconstruction,
support to restore damaged water and sanitation
120 houses were constructed.
systems and providing potable water in affected
communities. Assistance was also provided in
Early activities for the recovery and reconstruction
building temporary shelters and housing and in
of livelihoods provided fishing boats and fishing
supporting affected communities to restore
equipment. Affected families also received sewing
livelihoods. Educational and financial aid went to
machines, related equipment and carpentry tools.
affected children and schools as well.
A pier was built. Elderly people, some with chronic