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Myanmar (Burma) – Prep – Update

Jon Ross on Feb 4th 2014

 

Dear MicroAid supporters.

I just wanted to let you know I’ve been preparing for the next MicroAid disaster recovery project in Myanmar (Burma).
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You may recall that Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy delta in 2008.
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85,000 people were killed, 53,000 went missing, and more than 2.4 million people were affected, most losing their homes and tools.  In the wake of the cyclone, it was reported that all the water buffalo, used to pull the plows, drowned.
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There continues to be great need among the survivors—for housing, farming equipment, and other necessities .  I have been making contact with local groups and individuals who will help us identify people we can help, and work out logistics.  I hope to go there in April to make an on-the-ground assessment.
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Myanmar (formerly Burma) is run by a military government.  It is one of the most isolated countries in the world, where the general population suffers on many levels.
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It will be the most difficult place I have worked, but I hope we can help a few families return to self-sufficiency.
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I trust the first month of the new year went well for you.
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Thank you for your support.
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Wishing you all the best,
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Jon
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