UNICEF and partners provide school bags and cash support for children and families affected by floods in Ubon Ratchathani

Supported by UNICEF and Ministry of Education

04 November 2019
Children at Ban Tapthai School in Ubon Ratchathani received school bags distributed by UNICEF and Ministry of Education for the new semester
UNICEF Thailand/Roengrit Kongmuang

UBON RATCHATHANI, Thailand, 4 November 2019 – Today, 1,000 school bags and learning materials are being distributed at 16 schools in areas affected by the recent floods in Ubon Ratchathani. Supported by UNICEF and Ministry of Education, the distribution aims to help children prepare themselves for the new school semester while easing financial burdens for affected families in the aftermath of the floods.

UNICEF is also working with Raksthai and World Vision foundations and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to provide cash assistance to 1,000 poor families with children, whose house and livelihood have been destroyed by the floods. The families will each receive a one-off 2,000 Baht to cover for immediate financial needs to access necessary goods and services.

“Each family has different needs after a crisis,” said Thomas Davin, UNICEF Representative for UNICEF. “A family with a young child will have different necessities from a family with an elderly dependent or person with disability. That’s why cash-based support is important, so that the family can decide how best to use it to address their most immediate needs.”

Providing education and cash support is very crucial in a post-crisis situation, to help children and families return to their normal life and put their lives back together, Davin added.

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