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2008.07.03

People in need

080701_low Needs assessments have been conducted in the region of Dedaye and Bogale, where there has been severe damage due to the Cyclone. As a result, it has been decided that shelter kits will be distributed to 380 families in Dedaye, and 460 families in Bogale.

People who have lost their homes have built temporary huts for themselves, or several families are living in homes that were unaffected by the Cyclone. Such temporary huts are vulnerable to strong winds and rain, and the villagers all expressed a desire to live in a safe house as soon as possible. In addition, those who are living with various other families said that, ‘I would like to live in my own family home; I don’t want to cause any inconvenience to other families’. These people are waiting for the shelter kits to be distributed.

Needs assessments are still in progress in Lambutta where it has been decided that around 1000 shelter kits will be distributed. The villages along the coast have especially been hard-hit by the Cyclone, and as the needs assessment continues, the need for shelter kits are becoming more apparent.

Furthermore, preparation for the shelter kits is under progress in Lambutta. In the target villages, all bamboo, trees, and palm trees have been washed away due to the cyclone, so there is a need for such materials. JEN and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Myanmar, are planning to bring materials from regions unaffected by the Cyclone and distribute those materials to the target villages.

July 3, 2008 in Myanmar |