By Myat Noe Oo | Thursday, 06 August 2015
A Muslim group has raised an initial K120 million to provide aid to flood-hit regions in upper Myanmar.
A relief committee including officials from five Islamic Organisations, charitable NGOs, university students and businesspeople was set up on August 1, when the funds were raised, and say they will leave for the stricken area today.
Organisation secretary U Tin Maung Than said the volunteers would deliver food and medicine, and continue their fundraising efforts.
Funds also came from business people, students and others.
“We will donate without discrimination and focus on people in emergency conditions. The Office of Islamic Organisations and some mosques are accepting donations now and other mosques will organise collections,” he said.
“Our aim is to save people at risk and provide what they need.
“We will go to Bago and Sagaing regions in four groups. We are planning the trip today, and will extend it to other disaster areas as needed.”