Flood relief supplies are reaching hundreds of victims

Update – August 27, 2015

Volunteers Ko Htet Aung and La Rein from Joining Hands and Ko Si Thu from Lands in Our Hands (Do Myay Hkun Yet) on the swollen Ayeyarawady River

Volunteers Ko Htet Aung and La Rein from Joining Hands and Ko Si Thu from Lands in Our Hands (Do Myay Hkun Yet) on the swollen Ayeyarawady River

Torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have caused extreme damage in Myanmar. Floods have destroyed roads, bridges, railways and villages, and people in Sagaing, Chin, Magwe and Rakhine are suffering. The waters have still not receded in many areas; in Chin State relief workers can only get through on foot, and it is still raining.

Thanks to the generous (and speedy) contributions from Partners Asia’s supporters, our staff and partners have mobilized.

Here’s how:

Rice, oral rehydration salts, purified water packages and skin disease medicines were delivered by boat to five villages in Nyaung Tone Townships, located in the rice-producing Ayeyarwady Region west of Yangon.

Meikswe Myanmar, lead by our long-term partner Snow, is in the field now, delivering food and medicine to flood victims in Rakhine. Her team is also helping repair schools which were damaged in Magwe.

Distribution of much needed rice.

Distribution of much needed rice.

The generosity of the Burmese people continues to inspire. Our partner Law Home, a young lawyers group located in Loikaw (the Karen hills area), raised $360.

Communities not affected by the floods have rallied to support victims from different ethnicities and religions across the country.

Please help – There is immediate need for food, shelter and medicine – and our partners will soon need to plant trees and rebuild.

Thank you for your continued support and donations