Omaha, Nebraska (December 11, 2013) – Providing recovery and restoration efforts in the midst of devastating conditions is what Global Hope Network International (GHNI) wakes up to every day. Only one month ago, the strongest storm EVER to make landfall struck the Philippines and Vietnam. The devastation is unimaginable and long-‐lasting. While some relief has arrived, millions of people, many of those from outlying villages and small towns, still have had little if any relief.
Months after cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, the situation remains grim and dangerous. With few able to reach the worst-hit areas, Global Hope Network International is in a unique position to help the most vulnerable and helpless. Here are some of the activities from the last couple of months:
Medical Team: GHNI partnered with International Medical Relief to bring a medical team (with members from Brazil, Korea and the US) for two weeks.
One month after cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, Global Hope Network International remains one of the few aid groups with access to the hardest hit regions. We have dedicated trustworthy Burmese staff that is actively bringing desperately needed help to the Irrawaddy delta.
Two of our GHNI teams just returned from three villages that no one else has reached. One of our staff stated the following:
"We came back from places in the delta area that were worst hit. The military has forced 100,000 people who were in refugee camps to go back to their villages.
As UN and US aid agencies are struggling to deliver aid to thousands of Cyclone victims in Myanmar, GLOBAL HOPE NETWORK INTERNATIONAL is working to establish numerous relief projects with our partners inside Myanmar.
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE POOR AND NEEDY VICTIMS OF THIS DISASTER.
The death toll may exceed 100,000, according to top U.S. diplomat in Mynamar, with over a million people missing and left homeless.