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31 Aug 2015 description

Yangon, 30 Aug — A Mahachai-based organization for Myanmar workers in Thailand recently donated K4 million to buy cooking oil for disaster victims in Ayeyawady Region via Ayeyawady Foundation.

The organization in cooperation with Myanmar-Thai Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association on 26 August handed over relief supplies worth more than K30 million to officials of Ayeyawady Foundation and Tomorrow Journal.

31 Aug 2015 description

By Khaing Thanda Lwin

Yangon, 30 Aug — In an attempt to promote the child rights status in Myanmar, NGO Child Rights Working Group will conduct “vote for children” campaigns in townships across the country, starting September, Daw Ni Ni Hla of NCRWG said Sunday.

The NCRWG was established by Save the Children, World Vision and Pestalozzi in 2009 to protect and fulfill children’s rights with full participation of civil society.

30 Aug 2015 description

Community radios can help raise the voices of marginalised groups in society. In Myanmar, where they are virtually non-existent, IMS is hosting a series of workshops on the issue

International Media Support hosted the first workshop in late July. The workshops aim to raise discussion about the lack of community radios in the country and are organised in collaboration with Fojo Media Institute, Deutsche Welle Akademie and UNDP Myanmar.

29 Aug 2015 description

Summary: Since mid-July 2015, torrential rains in Myanmar have caused floods and landslides that have resulted in loss of lives, widespread displacement and loss of livelihoods. Further, Cyclone Komen, which eventually made landfall in Bangladesh, was sitting off the coast of western Myanmar bringing with it strong winds and further heavy rains, worsening the situation in parts of Myanmar. Of the 14 states in Myanmar, 12 have been severely affected.

29 Aug 2015 description

Haka, 28 Aug—Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, together with Chin State Chief Minister U Hong Ngai and State Education Officer Daw Win Kyi, donated relief supplies and K1 million each on 27 August to victims of the recent landslides in Chin State’s Haka Township.

A total of 517 houses in Haka collapsed in the landslides. The foundation also donated K582.5 million for the reconstruction of 10 basic education schools through Chin State Education Officer Daw Win Kyi.

29 Aug 2015 description

TaungTHa, 28 Aug—The township natural disaster management committee delivered 243 bags of rice donated by Mandalay Region Department of Relief and Resettlement to flood victims in Taungtha Township on 27 August.

There is enough rice to feed 3,064 flood victims from Thayaaye, Kyungyi, Aungzabu, Ywalaygon, Yabe, Ngapinsin and Hsinmin villages for three days.

Township administrator U Aung Kyaw Nyunt oversaw the distribution activities.—Kyaw Myo Naing (Taungtha)

29 Aug 2015 description

Myanaung, 28 Aug—Water levels have dropped significantly in more than 30,000 acres of farmland in Myanaung Township, Ayeyawady Region, however another 20,000 are still waiting for the flooding to ebb.

The Township Agricultural Supervisory Committee recently compiled a list of damaged farmlands.

Government departments in the township donated 200 baskets of paddy seeds, while Htoo Foundation has delivered 500 baskets, the secretary of the committee said.

28 Aug 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

UNHCR is calling for urgent action before the end of the monsoon season unleashes a new wave of people leaving on boats from the Bay of Bengal.

28 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

NAY PYI TAW, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Two military aircraft from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) arrived at Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw International Airport Friday morning with relief supplies to flood victims of the country.

The aid supplies were handed over to the Myanmar side and were received by Lieutenant-General Ye Aung of the Defense Ministry in the presence of Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang.

The supplies include blankets, electric generators and tents to be used by Myanmar flood victims.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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Yangon, Myanmar, 28 August 2015 - With 9 days to go before political parties depart on their campaigning trail, children are calling for politicians to adopt a winning strategy: prioritizing children.

28 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision

AUTHOR

Khaing Min Htoo
Communications
World Vision Myanmar

“I am very happy that I received these cooking utensils and others materials for my household. It is very useful for us when we return to our home to restart our lives,” says Mar Mar, 30, a mother of an 8-month-old son.

The flood-affected families from the villages of Pwintbyu are displaced and staying in evacuation camps in Yenangyaung, set up by the government.

28 Aug 2015 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Aug

A seminar on the Union-level Comprehensive Community-based Year Two Project took place at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-2 in the capital on Thursday.

Speaking at the seminar, Vice President U Nyan Tun reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ending armed conflicts, shifting the country from least developed to middle-income status, eradicating poverty, promoting rural development and raising living standards.