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Aid from Australia arrive in Yangon

Emergency supplies  being unloaded from RAAF C17 aircraft to  distribute to flood victims. Hla Moe
Emergency supplies being unloaded from RAAF C17 aircraft to distribute to flood victims. Hla Moe

Yangon, 10 Aug—An RAAF C17 aircraft delivered emergency supplies to assist people displaced by flooding and landslides in Myanmar on Monday. The delivery was 952 family kits which will be distributed by World Vision and IOM.
On 11 August the remaining 48 of the 1,000 family kits that have been donated by the Australian Government will be delivered. The kits contain essential relief items such as hygiene kits, cooking utensils, school learning materials, torches, radios and blankets for families affected by the flooding. The kits will be distributed by World Vision to Pwintbyu township in Magway region.
The 11 August plane will also include emergency supplies that have been donated by the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management. These supplies included 1,900 tarpaulins, 4 aluminium boats, 1,800 mosquito nets and 1,800 water cans. These supplies will be delivered to the Relief and Resettlement Department for distribution.
World Vision has delivered about 2 million water purified tablets donated by PMG Company of the US to the victims. Min Thit

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