MRCS provided aid for over 100,000 flood victims

Writer: 
Aung Min Thein
Aid donated by MRCS in flood affected area

 

Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) provided aid for over 100,000 flood victims from 19,433 family households in Mon, Kayin, and northern Shan states, Bago and Taninthayi regions and Nay Pyi Taw, sources said.

Water is receded in some villages and townships starting from first week of August and flood relief camps are shut down in some townships. Water levels in rivers are not declined amidst rain caused by a depression occurred in northwest Bay of Bengal from August 6.

Volunteers from the MRCS are added chlorine in wells and water tanks in Thaton Township, Mon State by cooperating with Department of Public Health and Fire Services Department. They also provided 2,400 liters of drinking water given by regional donors to villages in Kyaikmaraw Township.

Volunteers is providing medical care in four relief camps in Hpa-an, Kayin State and added chlorine in wells and water tanks in Kyainseikkyi Township.

The MRCS said there are 9,019 flood victims from 1,584 family households in 17 flood relief camps in Kayin State, 1,049 flood victims from 187 family households in 8 flood relief camps in Tanithayi region, 3,114 flood victims from 698 family households in 10 flood relief camps in Mon State, 6,148 flood victims from 1,337 family households in Bago region, 464 flood victims from 122 family households in 3 flood relief camps in Magway region and 344 flood victims from 83 family households in one flood relief camp in Sagaing region.

Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement announced Narong Boonsatheanwong, Charge' d' Affairs of Royal Thai Embassy, came to contribute cash donated by Thai Business Association of Myanmar, Myanmar CP Livestock Co. Ltd., Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon, Bangkok Bank and PTTEP for flood victims on August 8.