Earthquake hits Myanmar
Created by karia on Jun 6, 2008
Last updated: 03/05/10 at 11:31 PM
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More than three weeks after Cyclone Nargis tore across Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta, assessments still place the provision of clean water as one of the top priorities for survivors.
The International Federation, in close cooperation with the Myanmar Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continues to explore ways of trying to meet these needs.
Red Cross volunteers have been working hard in this township as in many other places that were affected. “Currently, more than 150 Red Cross volunteers are active in Mawlamyinegyun. They are divided into groups and are dispatched to villages by boat.”
“I was so impressed by their courage. These volunteers are wearing a uniform with the Red Cross emblem. I can see that they are proud to wear it, but they do not have any spare ones. In the delta areas, it rains almost everyday. Of course, they get wet.
that aid going to myanmar will increase, they have already arrived in Yangon carrying a total of 302 tons of essential relief items.
With forecasts of further heavy rain and with concerns growing about the worsening humanitarian situation in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy delta, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is today launching an emergency appeal for 52.8 million Swiss francs
that people in myanmar are still in need they need food and shelter before an outbreak of an diease, like malaria and others.
this articles states myanmar main problem is the shelter. even the hospitals were damaged. people have nowhere to live.
red cross is worried about the well being about the people in mayanmar.There are already reports of malaria and real fears about the outbreak of serious gastrointestinal illnesses such as typhoid.
Red Cross aid had reached some 80,000 people in the devastated zone, part of an estimated 220,000 assisted by the overall humanitarian effort. Thousands of Myanmar Red Cross volunteers have delivered emergency supplies and still are.
Latest reports from Myanmar indicate that the destruction wrought by Cyclone nargis is considerably larger than originally anticipated. According to state media, the government of the South-East Asian country believes that as many as 15,000 people have died with an additional 30,000 said to be missing. This makes nargis the deadliest storm to hit Asia since 1991.
Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmars coast on May 2, 2008. 95% of the homes in myanmar were wiped out.