To: Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
President of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministerstvo zahranicnich veci CR
Loretanske namesti 5, Praha 1
Fax: +42 022 418 2041
We, the undersigned humanitarian organisations working in Myanmar, are saddened and deeply concerned by the recent events in Myanmar. As organisations working on humanitarian issues, we feel it is imperative to express our views on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, which has contributed to the events. We urge all parties to increase their efforts to address the underlying causes of the current situation.
The recent increase in fuel prices, which triggered the events, has further exacerbated the already fragile living conditions faced by many people in Myanmar.
March was a very busy month for EMDH. Indeed, we are proud to announce all centers have successfully been inaugurated, except the Shakra II unit which is due to open on the last week of March. The centers were overwhelmed with a huge demand from the local population: sometimes more than a hundred children showed up to subscribe! For example 150 children attend the Tooleen unit, and 120 children go to our Dayr Intar center.