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Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (2022)   C1

Thailand is exposed to flooding, landslides, drought, earthquakes, tsunamis, heat waves, forest fires, and epidemics. Thailand is also exposed to technological hazards such as chemical accidents. Flooding is the natural hazard with the most significant impact on human life, livelihoods, and the economy for the country. The occurrence of droughts has increased in recent years due to the effects of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle, which brings drier-than-average rainfall conditions. Drought has adversely impacted the country’s agriculture sector, which employs around one third of the country’s workforce.

Thailand,  natural hazard,  disaster management,  Disaster Management Authority,  Disaster Preparedness,  health care system,  country profile,  country report,  Disaster risk reduction,