Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone: Burma is dying!

author: Justyna St?pie?

Nearly 100,000 people died according to the U.S Embassy in Myanmar. 2 million people desperately need food, water and shelter. Their life is still in danger.

Each minute counts. We are doing everything in our power to help the most people as quickly as possible. Our priority is delivering potable water to the regions mostly affected by the cyclone. Please help with our Myanmar (Burma) cyclone appeal!

We have opened a Call for Donations to assist the cyclone's victims. Contributions can be made by

- bank transfer, bank account: 48 060 0076 0000 3310 0015 5055 (BPH). Please, add 'Birma' foot-note.

- credit card via our website

On Saturday, 3rd May 2008, the „Nargis' cyclone devastated the most highly populated part of Myanmar (Burma). The Rangun city and Irrawaddy Delta is entirely under water. People lost their homes, they lack food and potable water. Nearly 100, 000 people died according to The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar. Millions of people affected by the storm are desperate for food, water, and medical attention. Humanitarian aid supplies are reaching the Irrawady Delta, the area hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis, but getting them there continues to be difficult.

PHO assistance for Myanmar (Burma) - We are doing everything in our power to assist the victims as quickly as possible. We want to reach the districts mostly affected by the cyclone: Bogalay, Laputta, Mawlamyaing Gyun i Pyapon. Our priority is securing access to potable water. All natural water resources have been severely polluted. There is also need for securing food and shelter. The scale of PHO assistance depends on the amounts of financial contributions collected. Therefore, we are appealing for your support!

PHO experience - It is not the first disaster relief effort we made in South-East Asia. Thanks to the support of Polish society we were able to help tens of thousands Tsunami victims in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. We were securing potable water to people affected by the earth-quake in Pakistan, as well as assisting the local communities of Central Java and Indonesia in rebuilding their houses after the earth-quake. PHO is also helping the people affected by the Sidr cyclone that hit Bangladesh in November 2007. Delivering aid to Myanmar (Burma) is extremely complex due to severe devastation and poor infrastructure, as well as the attitude of the authorities.