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Burma Army Blocks Road, Restricts Travel, Obstruct Aids and Access to Displaced Karen Villagers – Burma Army Shelling Continues, 200 More Villagers Displaced

A local aid provider helping to transport goods to the displaced Karen villagers said help to support basic living such as food and clothing had reached Kyauk Gyi Town in Pegu Division, but the Burma Army refused to issue travel permission for the transportation. The aid worker told Karen News it is impossible to get the assistance through as roads…

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People in Need Donates $50,000 to Myanmar Flood Relief

The floods in Burma may have stabilized for the moment, but it is forecast that heavy rainfalls will continue to fall across the country during the later stages of August. “The Czech INGO, People in Need’s website have estimated that as many as 1,100,000 people are affected in almost all regions of the country.” People in Need have donated about…

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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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Burma Community Based Organizations question aid cuts

Burma Community Based Organizations from inside Burma and along the border urged the international community to continue cross border aid even if there are ‘peace talks’ between the government and ethnic armed groups. The CBO’s said it is not the time to cut aid to Burma’s most vulnerable people and where the most need is. As many as 36 CBOs…

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