AAR Japan and MILI have decided to distribute food, daily essentials, and assistive devices such as crutches to 1,200 families, especially severely damaged households and persons with disabilities (PWDs) and their families, in ten areas such as Yangon, Magway, and Bago Regions, as well as Rakhine State. MILI has offices in all these ten areas, and has a handle on the situation of the local PWDs. Currently they are beginning distribution in some areas, while proceeding with needs assessment and commodity procurement. They plan to launch the full-scale distribution of goods early next week.
|Pictured here are residents heading to a shelter, walking through the knee-level water. Wells and ponds have been polluted by the muddy water, which raises concerns of water sanitation. (Yangon, August 10th, 2015, Photo provided by MILI)|
|A house destroyed by strong winds and flood. More than 15,000 houses across the country were damaged by the flood, landslide, and violent wind. (Rakhine State, August 1st, 2015, Photo provided by MILI)|
|Yoshio NAKAGAWA (right) from AAR Japan Yangon Office, having a meeting with the MILI representative, Nay Lin Soe, Founder and Program Director. (Yangon, August 13th, 2015, photo provided by MILI)|