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Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin. ― Google

Capital: Bangkok

Dialing code: +66

Population: 69.63 million (2019) World Bank

King: Maha Vajiralongkorn

Currency: Thai baht

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Since July 3, Thailand has been grappling with heavy monsoon rainfall that has led to widespread flooding in several parts of the country, particularly in the North, East, and South regions. The torrential downpours have resulted in significant damage and disruption.

According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), the latest reports as of July 5 indicate that approximately 7,650 people have been affected by the floods. Additionally, over 1,500 houses have been damaged across eight provinces: Nan, Chanthaburi, Rayong, Krabi, Phang Nga, Trang, Satun, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. These provinces are located in the aforementioned affected regions.

As the situation evolves, authorities are bracing for further challenges. Weather forecasts indicate that over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall, including locally very heavy rainfall, is expected in northern, central, and central-southern parts of Thailand. This forecast raises concerns about additional flooding and exacerbating the existing damage.

The Thai government and local authorities are actively involved in responding to the crisis. Efforts are focused on providing assistance to affected individuals, assessing the extent of the damage, and implementing measures to mitigate the impact of the ongoing rainfall.

The heavy monsoon rains and resulting floods underscore Thailand's vulnerability to seasonal weather patterns. The country's geographical location and climate make it prone to such events during the monsoon season. Authorities continue to enhance disaster preparedness and response strategies to mitigate the impact on communities and infrastructure.

As the next 24 hours remain critical, residents in the affected regions are urged to stay updated on weather warnings, follow instructions from local authorities, and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

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Humanitarian Impact
  7,665
      Affected Persons
  7,665
        Displaced Persons
    1533
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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