HRH Princess Soamsawalee dipped into her private funds to pay for 5,000 bags of relief supplies for Thais affected by the violent border dispute with Cambodia.
Personal secretary Somthawin Yangyoo oversaw the loading of the bags at a Royal Thai Navy hanger at U-Tapao-Pattaya International Airport Feb. 15. The three Sattahip-based trucks will deliver the goods to the 23rd Ranger Forces unit in Kantharalak, Sisaket Province.
Hundreds of residents along the border near the disputed Preah Vihear Temple have fled their homes as forces have exchanged sporadic gun and artillery fire since Feb. 4.
Loaded and locked, the convoy is ready to make its way to the border.
HRH the Princess was said to be very concerned about residents near the clashes as many have had their homes damaged or destroyed.
Goods in the bags were donated by HRH the Princess, Thai Red Cross, Sattahip municipal workers and members of the Tai Chi Club of Sattahip.