|A girl hangs her drawing at the child-friendly space in Ayutthaya City Hall. Child-friendly spaces are designed to serve as safe and protective places for children in times of emergency. © UNICEF Thailand/2011/Piyanunt|
By Nattha Keenapan
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand – Kanitha Kaicharit, 10, spends more than an hour each day travelling to Ayutthaya City Hall with her grandmother in order to get the free food and water being distributed to flood-affected families. After arriving, her grandmother rushes to the crowded food distribution tent, but Kanitha’s destination is a livelier area filled with laughing and playing children, all of whom are affected by the floods.