Our project continues. Thousands of refugee children and their families need our help. With regular food deliveries and clean water, we provide for as many children and their families as we can at the moment. The rainy season makes the situation worse every week, as the roads are often impassable. Many of the children suffer from malnutrition, fall ill, and need medical help, which is not always available in this area. The military continues to launch attacks on the civilian population and many families spend their nights in the nearby forests digging holes in the ground for their children to hide in. A cruel inhumane approach by the military creates fear and terror, and many of the children are traumatized. They often do not understand why they have to leave their home village, or why they cannot go to school or kindergarten. Their future is uncertain. Help is urgently needed here and even if we cannot help everyone, every single family that will survive this terrible time with our help counts. Albert Schweitzer once said: Whoever saves a child saves the world. We try to live this every day. With 1.50 dollars we can provide one person with food for a day. Not much for us, but for the people this means life.
P.S. To protect our staff in Myanmar from persecution by the military, we will not make any photos of them public and ask for your understanding.
Thousands of internally displaced people in the mountains of Kayah State in a camp where our project manager is currently living. And there are more and more every day. They are hungry, need a roof over their heads to brave the rain, medicines and much more. The situation, she wrote to us, is getting worse every day. Numerous children are extremely hungry, crying and at the end of their strength. The parents have almost nothing left to give them. She wrote to us We`re trying to prepare emergency accomodation, but there are not even enough protection against the weather. I`m sad that we cannot even offer something to put on the floor in these buildings. We are so hungry.
So we have started to support this IDP camp with food, tarpaulins, blankets and mats. It is terribly difficult to even get there. So it takes many days to transport small rations there via detours and in the ant system. Often the aid workers have to turn around because the area is under fire. They constantly live in danger of being arrested or shot. Thank God we were able to meet several more brave men and women, through our friend on the ground. Positive energy and the will - one goal, one way in different places with different people - that connects us and our ways and brings joy and confidence when it works. And it does work. We have been working together for a few weeks now. You have had social projects for many years, have good connections everywhere and a large network. I have rarely met people who have so much power and are confident and courageous. Who even in these extremely difficult times do not leave people alone. Who make sure that the most necessary food is distributed to the camps. We are united by the same dream and the same hope, and we are all driven by the same idea:
*Who does nothing can achieve nothing *He who says nothing cannot be heard. *Who only watches is guilty.
In this spirit, we have succeeded and continue to succeed in bringing food supplies to this contested area. Always with the caution that nothing happens to the transporters. This is a top priority, because they too have families, children and friends. Often they have to turn around at a military roadblock, wait and then try again to reach the camp. What brave guys and gals who put their lives on the line as volunteers to help others.
Please understand that for security reasons we cannot mention names or show faces of our helpers.
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