10 May, 2008

Health, Water & Sanitation Update from Myaung Mya

The following health, water & sanitation update came in via SMS from a relief worker with World Vision who is on the ground in Burma, who requested us not to publish names of aid workers in-country due to the on-going & sensitive security issues:

According to the assessment team sent to Myaung Mya ADP, there are tens of thousands of severely affected people in 27 displacement camps who have moved from neighboring towns and villages including Laputta town. There are reports stating that nearly 1300 houses have been destroyed. In Hine Gyi Gyun island in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, there are about 17,876 people affected from 25 villages.

Cases of diarrhea were reported by local residents since yesterday. The people are in dire need of water, sanitation assistance and medical supplies. Reports of children needing medical treatment is increasing daily. Tarpaulins are already out-of-stock in Yangon and relief teams are advised to purchase these from Mandalay, in-country.

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Blogger Kelly said :

this is amazing

10 May, 2008 22:36  
Blogger maria said :

crazy how much we take for granted here.

10 May, 2008 22:59  
Blogger Runar Nygaard said :

Indeed Maria, Indeed!

11 May, 2008 07:40  

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