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Cyclone Nargis, Relief Efforts

Country:
Myanmar
Location:
Irrawaddy Delta
Status / Year:
Finished / 2009
No of Beneficiaries:
182,000
Age of Beneficiaries:
All ages
Cost:
USD 350,000
Donor:
Partly by Fu Tak Iam Foundation

While UN and international NGOs were waiting in Bangkok for visas to enter Myanmar after cyclone Nargis had hit in 2008, our partner organisations from the Thai-Myanmar border had put together an Emergency Assistance Team. They worked in small groups through local channels to directly distribute aid, shelter, and provide basic medical treatments in Irrawaddy Delta. These groups communicated via satellite phones with team leaders in Mae Sot, Thailand to concert a coordinated relief effort.

Convinced by their efficiency, we supported them financially in their efforts.