Members in Thailand Support Flood Victims in Laos
ollowing the torrential rain from tropical storms Son-Tinh and Bebinca, over 236,000 people in 79 districts of 14 provinces in Thailand have been affected by floods from the middle of July to the middle of August.
As many as 11,500 people have been displaced and now live in temporary shelters. About 120 schools have been damaged, posing a challenge for a timely start to the new school year which begins on September 1.
Approximately 63,000 hectares of rice fields and 42,000 hectares of other crops have been flooded, 208 irrigation systems have been damaged, and thousands of livestock and poultry have died.
In response, Members of the Order, Confrere Thom & Consoeur Pringprao Sirisant, Consoeur Chavali Osathanugrah and Confrere Suwat Benjatammatorn, presented Fr. Joseph Sinoun Keomanivong and Fr. Peter Bountem, vicars of Vicariate of Pakse at Gabriel Foundation of Thailand, with a donation to assist flood victims in Laos.
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