Myanmar

Myanmar Fires Apr 1991 UNDRO Situation Reports 1 - 3

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UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH

UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23

UNIENET E-MAIL: ID UNX008

UNDRO 91/0660

MYANMAR - FIRES
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
11 APRIL 91

1. MAJOR PART OF LOW INCOME RESIDENTIAL AREA IN CITY MEIKTILA (CENTRAL PART OF MYANMAR, SOME 450 MILES FROM YANGON) HAS BEEN HIT BY FIRE CAUSING VERY SEVERE DESTRUCTION.

2. GOVT HAS REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

3. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY DATA: 25,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT SHELTER AND MEANS OF BASIC SUSTENANCE, 21 DEAD AND 120 WITH THIRD DEGREE BURNS. DESTRUCTION COMPRISES INFRASTRUCTURE ELECTRICITY, WATER SUPPLY AND LOCAL ADMINISTRATION.

4. REGIONAL RELIEF COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED AT MEIKTILA. SCHOOLS USED AS PROVISIONAL SHELTER. LIMITED QUANTITIES OF FOOD SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTED BY GOVT.

5. UN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS GROUP (INCLUDING ICRC) HAS COMMENCED ITS WORK . UNDP/UNICEF TEAM CARRYING OUT NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN MEIKTILA. THEIR REPORT EXPECTED BY 12 APRIL 91.

6. AT THIS STAGE, UNDRO APPEALING FOR CASH CONTRIBUTIONS FOR LOCAL/REGIONAL PURCHASING BY UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE OF RELIEF SUPPLIES WHICH WILL FALL INTO CATEGORIES BLANKETS, TENTS, AND KITCHEN UTENSILS FOR 25,000 PERSONS. CORRUGATED SHEETS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST IMMINENT MONSOON, PLASTIC PIPES FOR WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND WATER TANKS ARE ALSO REQUIRED. LOCAL/REGIONAL AVAILABILITY OF THESE RELIEF SUPPLIES WILL BE INDICATED AS SOON AS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.

7. CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNDRO FOR PURPOSE OF RELIEF SUPPLIES PURCHASING SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO UNOG TRUST FUNDS AT LLOYDS BANK, 1, PLACE BEL-AIR, 1211 GENEVA, ACCOUNT NUMBER 183 598-01-10, REFERENCE: MYANMAR FIRES.

8. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON PLEDGES, IMPENDING DELIVERY OR DELIVERY ALREADY CARRIED OUT OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE. QUANTITIES AND VALUES OF THIS ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE INDICATED. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SITUATION REPORT FOLLOWING ITS RECEIPT.

CONTRIBUTIONS

UN SYSTEM

UNDRO - CASH GRANT - 20,000


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UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH

UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23

UNIENET E-MAIL: ID UNX008

UNDRO 91/0672

MYANMAR - FIRES
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
16 APRIL 91

1. UN DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM REPORTS ON FIRES IN CITY MEIKTILA: MORE THAN A THIRD OF CITY AREA AFFECTED. 27 DEAD. SOME 50 PERSONS STILL SUFFERING FROM VERY SEVERE BURNS. DESTRUCTION OF 5,215 BUILDINGS INCLUDING 7 SCHOOLS, 3 FIRE STATIONS AND NUMEROUS PRIVATE STORAGE FACILITIES.

2. ASSISTANCE NEEDS BASED UPON A FIGURE OF 28,000 HOMELESS, OF WHOM 7,750 HAVE FOUND TEMPORARY ACCOMODATION IN SCHOOLS AND GOVT BUILDINGS.

3. GOVT, UNICEF AND UNDP/UNDRO HAVE DISTRIBUTED LIMITED QUANTITY OF RELIEF SUPPLIES (REHYDRATION PACKAGES, MEDICINES AGAINST INTESTINAL DISEASES, LATRINE MOULDS, JERRY CANS, HOUSEHOLD UTENSILS).

4. NEEDS YET TO BE MET:

  • 28,000 BLANKETS
  • COTTON MATERIAL FOR 25,800 PIECES OF LOCAL CLOTHING - 600 PLASTIC LATRINE MOULDS
  • 5,000 METRES PLASTIC PIPES (DIAMETRE: TWO INCHES) FOR WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
  • 7 WATER TANKS (CAPACITY: 10 MT) INCL. CHEMICALS FOR TREATMENT
  • 20 WATER CONTAINERS (CAPACITY: TWENTY GALLONS)
  • 4,403 PLASTIC WATER BUCKETS
  • KITCHEN UTENSILS: 28,000 PLATES, 28,000 SPOONS, 4,403 KNIVES, 4,403 POTS
  • 1 WHO EMERGENCY HEALTH KIT

5. RELIEF ITEMS CAN BE PURCHASED LOCALLY/REGIONALLY BY UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE.

6. CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNDRO FOR PURPOSE OF RELIEF SUPPLIES PURCHASING SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO UNOG TRUST FUNDS AT LLOYDS BANK, 1, PLACE BEL-AIR, 1211 GENEVA, ACCOUNT NUMBER 183 598-01-10, REFERENCE: MYANMAR FIRES.

7. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON PLEDGES, IMPENDING DELIVERY OR DELIVERY ALREADY CARRIED OUT OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE. QUANTITIES AND VALUES OF THIS ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE INDICATED. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SITUATION REPORT FOLLOWING ITS RECEIPT.

CONTRIBUTIONS

UN SYSTEM

UNDRO - CASH GRANT - 20,000

GOVT

UK - RELIEF SUPPLIES AND MEDECINES - 8,771

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DPR 310 MYR 91 (1)


UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH

UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23

UNIENET E-MAIL: ID UNX008

UNDRO 91/0796

MYANMAR - FIRES
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 3
8 MAY 91

1. TARGET GROUP OF 25,275 BENEFICIARIES WILL RECEIVE RELIEF SUPPLIES (ROOFING SHEETS, CEMENT BAGS, JERRY CANS, KITCHEN UTENSILS, CLOTHING AND RICE) IN FRAMEWORK OF RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROJECT DRAWN UP BY UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE.

2. PROCUREMENT THROUGH THIS PROJECT IS AT PRESENT FUNDED BY CASH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM UNDP, UNDRO AND GOVT USA. FURTHER CASH CONTRIBUTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT, IN PARTICULAR WITH REGARD TO SHELTER BEFORE BEGINNING MONSOON SEASON.

3. CONTRIBUTIONS (SINCE SITREP NO. 2 DATED 16 APRIL 1991)


UN SYSTEM
USD
UNDP
CASH
50,000
IGOS
EEC
CASH THROUGH LRCS
85,365
GOVERNMENTS
AUSTRALIA
CASH
7,750
JAPAN
2 SETS MEDICINES, 2,500 BLANKETS, 1,000 SLEEPING MATTRESSES, 796 ELECTRIC TORCHES, 3,500 BATTERIES FOR TORCHES, 1,000 SETS KITCHEN UTENSILS, 560 TANKS, 3,000 SOAPS, 280 KG DETERGENT, 3,000 TOWELS PLUS TRANSPORT
174,200
USA
CASH
10,000
CASH THROUGH UNDRO
85,600
CASH THROUGH MYANMAR RED CROSS
20,000

4. THIS IS THE LAST SITREP ON THIS DISASTER UNLESS UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENTS ARISE.

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DRP 310 MYR 91 (1)