How to go to Thailand in 2019 and beyond article The US is set to be the first major country to officially declare a humanitarian emergency over the ongoing Thai floods, as the US Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Wednesday that it would send more than 1,300 people to Thailand to help out with relief efforts.US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, announced the declaration on Twitter, and said he would be sending the US military and military personnel to Thailand as part of a US-led military-led humanitarian response.
More:Thailand is currently experiencing its worst floods in more than 40 years.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NEMA) has declared the situation an emergency in all three provinces and three cities.
The government said it will send 2,000 US troops to Thailand with the aim of helping with the response, and has called on the US to assist with relief.
“The US will support Thailand in this humanitarian emergency by sending up to 1,200 US military personnel and up to 400 US National Guard personnel to assist the Thai government and local authorities with the relief and recovery efforts,” the NEMA said in a statement.
The announcement follows the US President’s previous trip to the country in January.
In January, Trump made a short speech in which he described the situation as a humanitarian disaster, saying that the country was experiencing the worst flooding in more a half-century.
“This is the most serious humanitarian crisis in modern times,” Trump said.
“Our hearts go out to the people of Thailand, and especially the poor people, who are suffering the most.
We are so grateful to President Xi and his government for their leadership and support.”
The US president also said he was sending a “thousands of military personnel” to Thailand, to help with relief, and pledged US military aid to Thailand for the coming year.
“We are sending up our troops,” Trump added.
“I will send a thousand military personnel over there, I think, I would think maybe a thousand,” Trump told reporters.
“And we’ll see how it works out.”
The announcement of US military support for Thailand came as Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that he had agreed to US President Donald Trumps request for assistance in the country, after the US Congress failed to pass a relief bill.
“Thailand has been experiencing severe and ongoing floods for the past two weeks,” Prayut said on Wednesday, adding that more than 2,700 people have died.
“At the moment, there is no international aid in Thailand.
We will help Thailand to get out of the crisis.”
Thailand’s government has said it is prepared to help the US government and other countries in the region.
“It is important to stress that we will assist the US in the international response and assistance of Thailand in its efforts to deal with this crisis,” NEMA Director of Disaster Mitigation David L. Cohen said.
“We will provide our support to Thailand.”More:More: