Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
Maps & Infographics
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Not content that over 175,000 of its citizens had died as a direct result of the Cyclone and subsequent delay in allowing in any international aid, Myanmar's military regime has held fast to its policy of issuing very few visas to western aid experts and their staffs. Despite massive international pressure to do so, the Government--10 weeks after the cyclone struck--only has allowed about 10 helicopters into the country to ferry supplies to a huge delta region which had been one of the rice baskets of Asia.
Despite the many difficulties working in an isolated country like Myanmar, Operation USA has managed to find partner aid groups--both Burmese and international--to work with. We are focusing our efforts on providing material resources to those rendering medical assistance on the frontlines in Myanmar--in the Delta, to the areas just outside Yangon and along Myanmar's long border with Thailand where 250,000 refugees have fled.
This week the International Medical Health Organization and the IMHO Women's Forum, long-time partners of Operation USA on medical programs in Sri Lanka, donated $16,000 to support the medical relief efforts of local groups on the ground in Burma following the devastating cyclone.
We are particularly grateful for this support which is an excellent example of Operation USA's "Smart Aid" approach to relief and development.
LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2008) Los Angeles based Operation USA has deployed staff already stationed in Asia to assess the needs of what is now an estimated 7 million people affected by the recent cyclone which destroyed or devastated wide swaths of Burma (aka Myanmar), especially in or near Yangon (formerly the capital Rangoon) and throughout its vast rice growing delta.
LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2008) Operation USA announced today that it has deployed staff already stationed in Asia to assess the needs of what is likely to be millions of victims of the recent cyclone which destroyed or devastated wide swaths of Myanmar (aka Burma), especially in or near Yangon (formerly its capital Rangoon) and its coastal areas.
Operation USA has quietly worked along and across Thailand's border with Myanmar ( Burma) for more than 15 years. We regularly supply both Burmese and international NGOs with medicines, Vitamin A and other medical supplies which are always in short supply. The more than 150,000 Burmese refugees in Thailand have been joined by thousands of recently displaced villagers and urban residents squatting just across the river inside Myanmar.