Solidarity and Aid: Thailand sends humanitarian aid to Myanmar after Cyclone Mokka

20.05.2023
Solidarity and Aid: Thailand sends humanitarian aid to Myanmar after Cyclone Mokka

Thailand is set to send a plane with humanitarian aid to Myanmar after a powerful cyclone Mokka passed in the neighboring country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.

Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Kanchana Patarachoke said the Thai government had expressed its concern to Myanmar, where Cyclone Mokka had killed 145 people and affected about 800,000 people.

Kanchana, who is also director general of the Department of Information, said, "Thailand is eager to offer assistance to Myanmar, which is Thailand's closest neighbor."

She added that the government and other organizations including PTT, Siam Cement Group and the Thai Red Cross met on Tuesday to discuss providing support to Myanmar.

Kanchana said the Thai government plans to organize a ceremony to distribute food and other necessary supplies on Monday at the State House, with Myanmar's envoy to Thailand as his country's delegate. The event will be attended by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.

According to the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon, there were no reports of Thais affected by the disaster.

Those who want to help can donate money through the Thai Red Cross Society and the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Kanchana said.

Author of the article: Ekaterina Antonova