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Worst Floods in Thailand

Thailand is currently facing its worst flooding in 50 years. Heavy monsoon rains since the end of July have flooded swathes of the country and left more than 350 people dead. Flood waters have swamped more than two-thirds of the country, submerging rice fields and shutting down hundreds of factories while over 900,000 families and businesses have been impacted and hundreds of lives have been tragically lost. National relief efforts are now focused on providing essential food, clean water and shelter to displaced people and restoring damaged infrastructure.

Widespread flooding in Thailand after heavy monsoon rains.
Residents read newspapers in their flooded homes
Watch short video clips on the devastating impacts of these floods (1), (2), (3), (4)

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