Myanmar Emergency Relief

by Relief International

Summary

In the wake of the devastating Myanmar cyclone disaster, RI is providing life-saving medical care to thousands of survivors and helping to contain the rapid spread of infectious disease.
$4,554
total raised
26
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Cyclone Nargis, the worst natural disaster in history to hit Myanmar, has left upward of 130,000 dead and 1 million people homeless. Survivors are living in sub-standard and cramped conditions, which unchecked will lead to further death and devastation. Compounding this problem, the number of people in need has increasingly overwhelmed the local health system. This project will enable hundreds of patients to be treated per day in RI supported static and mobile health clinics in South Dagon.

Solution

RI is working with local doctors in 4 health centers in the impacted area. To reach remote populations, RI has established mobile clinics to provide emergency treatment to those unable to access available resources due to damaged infrastructure.

Long-Term Impact

With further assessments ongoing, RI is providing emergency relief assistance with a vision to transition to long-term recovery efforts, including infrastructure reconstruction and rebuilding livelihoods.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ri.org
RI homepage story

Organization Information

Relief International

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ri.org
Relief International
Project Leader:
Brenna Taylor-Ford
Philanthropy Associate
Los Angeles, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 26 donors like you, a total of $4,554 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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