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US Embassy Rangoon Give $600,000 To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry announced that his government would give “US$600,000 for immediate response through USAID’s Office of Foreign Assistance (OFDA)” for Burmese people affected heavy rains and flooding that has devastated most of the country. A media statement released on August 7 by the U.S.Embassy Rangoon, said that the “USAID is working to address the…

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Local People, Monks, Temples, Clinics and District Offices Donate To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

The floods that have devastated Burma and affected as many as one million people have galvanised support from around the world. The US has donated US$600, 000, China has sent ‘experts’ in disaster relief and the European Commission have contributed US$606,000 in aid to the Burmese people. Abbott Ba Danda Wa Thay Hta from the Ananda Myitta Clinic in Hpa-an…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PLEDGES €1 MILLION IN FLOOD AID

The European Commission has pledged €1 million ($US 1.97 million) in emergency aid to help Burma’s flood victims. The promise of aid comes as tropical cyclone Komen battered the country leaving at least 69 people dead and affecting as many as 1 million people. Christos Stylianides, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, said in a statement that,…

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Thai Border Community Donates Aid Worth 750 Million Kyats To Burma’s Flood Victims

Thai people from Thailand’s border province of Tak, have donated aid worth 750 million kyat in relief items through the Mae Sot-Myawaddy border crossing in Karen State for the people affected by the severe flooding throughout Burma. Mr Sumchai Katiyasanti, governor of Tak province, said all districts in Tak have contributed to the aid effort. “People from all the nine…

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Border Based Group Come Together To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

The Thai-Burma border based Emergency Assistance and Relief Team (EART) has opened a donation center to accept aid for Burma flood victim. The EART is made up of community groups to provide emergency aid – members include Mae Tao Clinic, Burma Medical Association, Back Pack Health Worker Team and Children Development Center based on the Thai border town of Mae…

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Burma Floods – 46 Dead, Hundreds of Thousands Affected

The Burma government has confirmed a state of emergency in fours states as heavy rain continues to lash central and western parts of the country. Reports estimate that as many as 46 people have been killed and over 200,000 displaced. The Thai government has promised to donate five million baht in aid. The Burma government run newspaper, the Global New…

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Floods Cause Havoc in Border Refugee Camp and Throughout Burma

Weeks of non-stop heavy rain have caused flash flooding throughout Burma and northern Thailand. Residents in the Ma Ra Moe Refugee Camp on the Thai Burma border were terrified as flood waters swamped 30 houses. Aid vehicles were unable to get into Section 6 of the Camp as road access was cut off by floodwaters. Saw Ywar Baw, social issue…

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Rice Farmers Hit By 40% Crop Lost

Farmers along the Done-Tha-Mi River face severe rice shortages this year due to wet season flooding. Farmers in Mon State and Karen State claim this years rice harvest is almost less than half and blame floodwaters for the shortage. Naw Ya Pu, a villager from Kya-Thaung-Seik in the eastern part of the Done-Tha-Mi River in Hpa-An Township spoke to Karen…

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Floods destroy 17 houses in Kyauk Khet village

Kyauk Khet villagers, devastated after losing their homes in last week’s floods are scared of rebuilding as weather authorities predict more heavy rain for the region. Villagers watched in horror as last week’s heavy rain caused the Kyauk Khet River to break its banks and wash away 17 houses. Kyauk Khet village located in Myawaddy Township, Karen State is split…

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Flood displaced need help now

Severe flooding in Karen State has displaced tens of thousands as the Emergency Assistance and Relief Team (EART) calls for help to deliver aid to those families worst affected. Since late July, over 33,000 people have been displaced due to the flooding in Karen State, Burma. Hundreds of families have had their homes completely destroyed, as floodwaters ruined rice fields,…

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