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Still Hungry: Thousands in Phuket remain in need of food donations as government efforts stall

 

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People queue for food at the ‘Duen Sip’ Buddhist festival held in Baan Don, Thalang, last week. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: While the government maintains its focus on efforts to restart any form of tourism to Phuket, thousands of people across the island remain in need of food donations to get by – with no support from any government agencies.

 

It has been months since local government organisations have handed out food to people in need.

 

A public relations staffer at Patong Municipality, one of the hardest-hit areas on the island due to the international tourism lockout, told The Phuket News this week, “The municipality budget to provide food is already gone. The last food handout was on June 20, which provided food to about 10,000 people in need.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/still-hungry-thousands-in-phuket-remain-in-need-of-food-donations-as-government-efforts-stall-77364.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-09-19
 

 

 

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