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Volunteers are packing food in evacuation centre.
SAT offers helping hand as Thai flood crisis deepen


25 Oct 2011
Kuwait: The Sports Authority of Thailand offered its offices and sports facilities for the use of flood victims on Tuesday as Thailand's devastating flood crisis deepened. In the latest developments, floodwaters began pouring over sandbagged barriers protecting Bangkok's second airport, forcing a halt to commercial flights after airlines based there suspended operations.

Together with the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, the SAT hosted the Olympic Solidarity/OCA Regional Forum 2011 on Preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Phuket last week.

All staff, including Mr. Kanokphand Chulakasem, Sports Authority of Thailand Governor, immediately started aid relief work on their return to Bangkok on Monday.

The SAT utilised all its staff, offices, dormitories, vehicles and other equipment and logistics to help the evacuated victims from flooded areas.

A 2,000-capacity evacuation centre came into operation on Tuesday and a canteen offered 1,000 victims from the flooded area food, water and other basic necessities.

The sports facilities are playing an important role in easing the impact of the natural disaster. The Rajamangal National Stadium is also open for all evacuees to take part in jogging and other exercises in order to relieve the stress, tension and psychological pressure.

The SAT has opened a hotline 1111 to receive any kind of donations from within Thailand and overseas. For further information contact SAT via pr_sat_news@yahoo.com.
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