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2011/10/31

World Vision Begins Thailand Floods Relief Efforts

Thailand has suffered the worst flood in five decades, one-third of the country's provinces have been devastated, over a million hectares of farmlands are damaged and many people are left homeless. The rising flood waters have forced the affected to live in makeshift camps or evacuation centres. It is estimated that the lives of millions are disrupted.


World Vision is already in the northeast and central Thailand as well as Bangkok, distributing food survival packs to some 14,000 people. Child-Friendly Space has already been set up, and at least 3 more will be ready in coming months to help children release their emotional distress. World Vision Hong Kong has initially committed HK$300,000 to help the needy. We are closely monitoring the situation and responding to the needs of the flood-stricken people.

Mr. Kevin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Hong Kong, said, "The floods situation in Thailand is deteriorating. Many people are in urgent need of food and water. We are appealing to the public for lending a helping hand to the flood-stricken children and families in Thailand."

Donations can be made through:

1. Direct Bank-in
Hang Seng Bank 286-364385-005
Bank of China 012-883-0-002502-5

2. Crossed cheques are made payable to WORLD VISION HONG KONG Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage). Please write "Thailand Floods Relief" on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

3. Online donation ─ www.worldvision.org.hk

4. Cash donations of HK$100 to $5,000 can also be made at any 7-Eleven store in Hong Kong.

5. For enquiries on the relief work of 'Thailand Floods Relief', please contact us at the World Vision Hotline 2394 2394.

 

As people are being trapped by the flood water, they are forced to take a small amount of property and emergency supplies and flee from homes.