September 1, 2015 Written by Khonumthung Published in Khonumthung
Dr Sasa, the founder of the Chin community based organisation the Health and Hope Society has, for the second time, donated 500 bags of rice, 500 Kgs of cooking oil, 500 Kgs of dal and 500 Kgs of salt to the flood affected people of southern Chin State.
Dr. SasaThe new donation, which was bought in Assam State in India will be shipped from there and distributed to flood-victims in southern Chin State in September.
Dr Sasa told Khonumthung News: “Now we are distributing Clean Delivery Kits for pregnant women among the flood-affected people in Chin state, we are trying to get these kits to local residents during September 2015”
Dr Sasa said that only $24 million USD has been donated to Burma flood victims from domestic and international sources. This will only support the 20 million flood affected people in Burma for two months. They actually need at least £200 million USD to support them for the next 10 months and $300 million USD to restore their family lives.
So, Dr Sasa will try to raise $300 million USD aid for the Burma flood victims by urgently sending aid agencies data detailing how many people have been affected by the floods and how they have been affected. He will ask for aid from: the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Wold health Organisation (WHO), The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nation’s agencies in the EU, UK, US, Canada, Japan and Australia.
Dr Sasa said: “Without solving this disaster the November elections will not be free and fair. It is very important that we now urgently gather data on the Myanmar flood-victims.”
Edited in English by Mark Inkey for BNI