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Deutsche Bank contributes to flood relief efforts in Thailand

November 2011 │ Thailand

Severe flooding in Thailand occurred during the 2011 monsoon season. Triggered by the landfall of tropical storm Nock-ten in July, flooding soon spread through the provinces of Northern, Northeastern and Central Thailand along the Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins. In October, floodwaters reached the mouth of the Chao Phraya and inundated parts of the capital city of Bangkok. Flooding persisted in some areas for many months, resulting in over 800 deaths and 14 million people affected. 65 of Thailand's 77 provinces were declared flood disaster zones, and over 20,000 square kilometers of farmland were damaged. This is considered one of the worst floods in Thailand's history.

In November, staff from Deutsche Bank Bangkok branch raised THB 200,000 for the Princess Pa Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society in addition to DBAF's contribution. In partnership with the Princess Pa Foundation, about 30 corporate volunteers, some of whom had been directly impacted by the flood, spent a Sunday distributing food and drinking water to the flood victims in affected areas in Phathumthani province.

Princess Pa Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society, originated from the Voluntary Project of Princess Pa, Thai Red Cross Society, as initiated during the high-flood disaster in Bangkok in 1995. The foundation’s objective is to support and complement government as well as private sectors in relief missions for flood victims, that is to encourage the less-affected to help the more-affected and the stronger to help the weaker by emphasizing on survivability and rehabilitation.


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