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Request to help our Flood Victims with disabilities and their Families in Myanmar

Help Flood Victims with Disabilities and their Families in Myanmar

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Greetings from Myanmar Independent Living Initiative-MILI (Disabled People’s Organization).

Myanmar people need your attention and support especially for Persons with disability and their Families.

As you all known that Cyclone KOMEN and heavy torrential rains recently brought unprecedented large scale flooding and landslide all over the Myanmar since from late July, 2015. With this severe crisis, it is estimated that over 300,000 people in middle and west part of the country have affected by the Flood: many of them have lost their homes & properties and some of them have died. Currently, some Myanmar CSOs and International NGOs are again at the frontline of the rescue and humanitarian aid, and they are struggling to access flood-hit areas. Humanitarian aid is much urgently needed to save the lives.

Many people are terribly suffering this crisis. Persons with disabilities and their families are also same with this suffering. However, according to our past experiences in disaster management, we found that many disabled persons are still left behind from emergency assistances and humanitarian aids due to several barriers and difficulties. With this lessons learnt, we, MILI has decided to take actions in these areas to save the lives of households with disabilities and their communities.


• To provide food and emergency assistance to flood affected people with/without disabilities

• To facilitate the disability inclusive emergency response and humanitarian aid programs

Targeted beneficiaries: 1,200 Households with disabilities and their community members

Targeted geographical areas

One Township in Sagaing Region 200-Households will be supported

One Township in Magway Region 200-Households will be supported

One Township in Chin State 200-Households will be supported

Two Townships in Rakhine State 400-Households will be supported

One Township in northern of Yangon Region 200-Households will be supported

Steps and Activities which will be undertaken and How

• Make contacts with MILI’s branches in target areas and coordinate for emergency relief

• Send the staffs and volunteers to target areas and work together with branches for data collection and beneficiary selection

• Distribute and deliver the emergency assistances door-to-door (include food, drinking water, clothes, tarpaulins, medicines, assistive devices, utensils and sanitation pads)

• Evaluate on done activities and

• Make a report

Coordination and Collaboration

MILI will closely coordinate with its’ branches and additionally collaborate with government: particularly general administrative department and relief & resettlement department, UN Agencies, International and Local NGOs and CSOs in target areas.

Focal contact person of MILI

Nay Lin Soe, Program Director

Phone: 0943-123-742

Email: nay.lin.star@gmail.com , program.director@mili.org.mm

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DPI General Assembly 2016

Announcement DPI General Assembly 2016

First Announcement

Dear National Council members,

It is a pleasure of the special committee in charge of organizing the coming general assembly of DPI to declare that the World Assembly is to take place in 19th -20th March 2016 in Beirut (Lebanon).

Main theme of the General Assembly: Disability and post 2015 SDG.

Please confirm your participation to Mr. Jean Luc Simon, committee secretary, with the required document for participation.

Jean Luc Simon

Disabled People’s International (DPI)

C/O: Groupement des Personnes Handicapées (GFPH)

45, Rue Riquet, Appt. 664, 75019 , Paris, France

Telephone: +33(0)1-40-05-10-90 / +33(0)6-12-92-90-53

Email: chairperson@dpi-europe.org

Website: www.dpi-europe.org / www.gfph.dpi-europe.org

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The new DPI leaders

Message from the DPI Chair, July 2015

The DPI World Council Members for having elected me as the Interim Chair at their extraordinary World Council Meeting which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from June 28- June 30th 2015, in order to restore the dignity and lost glory of our beloved organization (Disabled People’s International DPI) on the basis of our shared values and principles, which are democracy and mutual support in respect of each one whatever his/her abilities, origin, gender, religion or social appurtenance.

The DPI member BPKS and the people with disabilities from Bangladesh who mobilized their resources to host this meeting in Dhaka within 29 days, I would like to sincerely thank them for having organized everything including food and accommodation for the participants in an efficient manner.

Decided on May 28 and noticed on May 29 and 30 to all the World Council Members elected by the 6 regional Assemblies, this extraordinary meeting is a clear demonstration of our effort and ability to decide, to act and to engage changes. I would like to also acknowledge and commend the World Council Members from 9 countries who made their travel expenses from their own resources, and 10 others who sent their proxies with their proposals for the future of DPI and with 3 who had participated in the discussions through Internet Communications Systems.

This challenge was followed by the adoption of a clear and determined statement and a list of decisions that mark a new future for our dear organization, and an action plan to reaffirm our common values and to lead DPI through to its next World Assembly. DPI will endeavour to lead disabled people around the world to their inclusion in society through lobbying and advocating for the implementation of the UNCRPD and all other international and national instruments for the building of a sustainable, peaceful and better world for all. DPI will ensure transparency and accountability in all its undertakings/dealings.

Rachel Kachaje

Interim Chairperson of DPI

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Deep Condolences to Mr.Frank Mulcahy

Mr.Frank Mulcahy

We are saddened to report the death of Mr.Frank Mulcahy passed away on Sunday, 19 July. 2015 at his home and surrounded by his family,

As many of you know, Frank Mulcahy has been historically one of DPI’s greatest leaders, to whom we are all indebted for his major contributions, both for the establishment and functioning the European Disability Forum and the CRPD

On behalf of Disabled Peoples' International Asia-Pacific Region. We thank God and Frank’s family for such a wonderful gift to the disability rights in European and beyond.

Abidi removed from DPI post

Indian disability rights activist Javid Abidi has been removed as the chair of Disabled People’s International (DPI) in a “DPI World Council extraordinary meeting held in Bangladesh late last month.”

A statement issued by the Council noted: “We have deep concerns about the unity, status and image of DPI as a constitutional, transparent and democratic organisation and strongly believe that this image has been damaged as a result of the autocratic leadership style of DPI chair Javed Abidi.”

Listing out the reasons for the move the Council noted that most decisions in the name of DPI have been taken unilaterally by the chair without any approval by the World Council and consultation with the executive officers. “Among others, this includes closing of the official seat of DPI in Canada and running the organisation by a non-DPI staff in Delhi and without an executive director. The dismissal of DPI executive director without the consent of the world council as stated in the Constitution that has caused damaging effects on DPI work and prestige and relationship with major funders.”

Abidi’s unconstitutional intervention in countries where DPI is established by revoking elected leadership and replacing it by a new one were also detrimental noted the Council.

The World Council has decided to elect DPI vice-chair Rachel Kachaje as a DPI acting chair for an interim period until the coming world assembly where the election of a new chair will take place.

source www.thehindu.com

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