Children living in evacuation centres

Thailand is currently facing its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Over 100,000 people are living in evacuation centres, including more than 10,000 in Bangkok. As the flood waters flow relentlessly southwards, people are being moved from evacuation centres in northern Bangkok to other centres both inside and outside the city.

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  1. Thailand is currently facing its worst flooding in more than 50 years.
  2. A doctor checks five-month-old Peem’s stomach at a health clinic at Phranakhon Rajabhat University.
  3. Aof with her two-year-old son Bird in the former university canteen.
  4. Ple gives her four-month-old daughter Namkaeng a bath in the former university canteen.  
  5. UNICEF's Napat Phisanbut wades down the flooded road outside Phranakhon Rajabhat University.
  6. A girl waits to take a shower in an evacuation centre at Laksi Temple.
  7. Eight-year-old Gai (centre) makes a bead necklace in a child friendly space at Laksi Temple.
  8. Twelve-year-old Tang with his sister Ice at Laksi Temple.
  9. Children read a UNICEF leaflet about health, hygiene and nutrition, at Laksi Temple evacuation centre.
  10. Staff from UNICEF, the Health Ministry and local council deliver supplies by boat to an evacuation centre.
  11. Children inside a UNICEF-supplied bednet, during a demonstration by public health officials.
  12. Seven-year-old Ratanasudar with her grandparents and pet dogs at Bang Krai Nok Temple.

Photos 1 to 9 © UNICEF Thailand/2011/Athit Perawongmetha. Photos 10 to 12 © UNICEF Thailand/2011/Piyanun Kiatnaruyuth

 

 

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