Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Up to 80,000 children in need of urgent support in flood-hit Myanmar

04 Aug 2015
Up to 80,000 children in flood-hit Myanmar are in need of essential hygiene and household items that have been destroyed by floodwaters, says aid agency Save the Children.
Jose Ravano, Acting Country Director for Save the Children in Myanmar says that children are always amongst the most vulnerable following a devastating natural disaster.
“This disaster has left tens of thousands of children vulnerable and we are particularly concerned for their welfare and safety as whole regions have been left under water.”
“Children may be in distress due to the displacement and destruction, and some have fled their homes without any essential supplies."
Save the Children will today start distributions of vital hygiene kits including soap and sanitary items to 150 families in Kayin State. The aid agency’s assessment teams continue to work around the clock to gauge the extent of the flooding and the needs of children and their families.

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