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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.

Purposes

• 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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Source: The Myanmar Independent Living Initiative-MILI
When: 05/8/2015

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