10/27/2011 04:27 pm ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

Thailand Floods 2011: How You Can Help

This week marks the heaviest monsoon season to hit Thailand in 50 years. An estimated 2.5 million have been affected or displaced by the flooding, and the current death toll hovers at nearly 400, The New York Times reports.

Supermarket shelves are bare and bottled water is in short supply, as residents prepare to leave their homes for safety, according to The Washington Post.

Some stores have gone so far as to ration essential, portable food items like rice and eggs.

See HuffPost's growing list of how you can help victims in need:

Thai Red Cross

The Thai Red Cross has distributed 1.3 million bottles of drinking water, more than 122, 000 family kits and has also set up two emergency kitchens in Ayutthaya and Chainat provinces where its providing hot meals The Wall Street Journal reports. Donate here to contribute the Red Cross' efforts.

UNICEF and Save The Children Join Forces:

UNICEF and Save the Children have have teamed up to protect flood-affected children. The project will create 10 “child-friendly spaces” (CFS) at evacuation centers with large child populations to provide them with a safe place to play and to participate in structured activities. Donate here to help these organizations fulfill their mission.

Shelter Box

This organization has shipped more than 400 boxes containing a disaster relief tent (suitable for an extended family), blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's activity pack and other critical items. Donate here.


GlobalGiving uses donations to buy necessities such as bedding, clothing, and sanitary products to provide comfort to families and to help them maintain a degree of normalcy as they adapt to the difficulties of refugee life. Help the organization to reach its funding goal of $10,000 here.

The US Thai Embassy

A donation center has opened up through the Thai embassy in Washington D.C. and donations from U.S. Citizens total over $50,000 thus far. Your money will go toward relief supplies for victims of the flood through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To donate, send a personal check or money order payable to "Royal Thai Embassy" to

The Consular Affairs Section, Royal Thai Embassy
1024 Wisconsin Avenue
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007


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