Follow Friday #5 Floods Focus


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These Follow Fridays I do rarely come out on Friday, but the name is just too catch to drop. Anyway, by now you will have seen that Thailand is going through a rough time with the worst flooding the country has seen for years. But it's not just Thailand, as we'll soon see as I trudge through this week's top links.

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Floods Threaten Lives Of Children And Workers, Says UNISDR
Eight million people affected in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Yingluck: Inner Bangkok not safe
Not very reassuring.

Fears of Food Shortages Rise With Thai Floods
Serious food shortages loom.

Thailand

Bangkok surrounded by water
A frightening image. Bangkok Pundit has been blogging regularly on the floods.

Managing people harder than managing water
Sound analysis over at New Mandala.

Thailand floods/Plan Thailand
A photoset of pics I took on a trip out with Plan Thailand to deliver relief kits to flood-affected families in Bangpa-in, Ayutthaya.

Plan Thailand's Caroline Borchard makes a friend
Plan Thailand's Caroline Borchard makes a friend

Thailand calls holiday to allow escape from floods

Severe Flooding Forces Airport To Shut In Thailand; Special Holidays Announced
Don Mueang airport closes.
The government has called for a five-day weekend.

And this is a vid I made of water as it crept up Samsen Road, near Khao San, during the onset of high tide. The road was closed within an hour or so.

And here's another curiously fun vid about the floods in Thailand:

Myanmar

Myanmar flash floods kill more than 100
Another disaster.

Cambodia

Cambodia: Worst Flooding in a Decade

Floods In Cambodia
Seventeen of 24 provinces impacted.
Let's not forget it's not only Thailand that has been hit.

Vietnam

Floods exact heavy toll in Vietnam
Vietnam, also hit.

Flood death toll in Vietnam reaches 70
The numbers keep rising.

Pakistan

Aid Worker Diaries – Pakistan Floods: A day in the CARE health camp
On the ground in Pakistan.

UN: Pakistani floods affect some 2.5 million people
The number are mind-boggling.

Pakistan: thousands still in peril in flood-hit Sindh
People have to rely on aid that hasn't really been very forthcoming this year.

And that'll do for links for now.

Rather than listing useful Twitter followers, here are some Twitter lists I've created of people Tweeting about the floods (some more than others):

Pakistan

Thailand

Cambodia

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