August 19, 2016

Myanmar Red Cross Society aids Palaw fire victims

Massive fire engulfs the houses.
Massive fire engulfs the houses.

THE Myanmar Red Cross Society plans to improve its humanitarian assistance for fire victims in Palaw Township, Myeik District, its spokesperson said.
A fire broke out in Kyaukka Village, located on an island 40 nautical miles from Myeik Township, on 13 February, destroying 294 homes and two schools, and leaving 415 families homeless.
According to the authorities, the damage from the blaze has been valued at over K175 million (US$142,910).
The MRCS delivered relief supplies to the victims on the same day using military aircrafts. The provisions include 450 family kits, hygiene kits, blankets, tarpaulins, water storage containers and 60 shelter tool kits.
Volunteers from the society’s medical team have also provided healthcare services to those victims every day since the fire.
“Among the victims, families with children under 18 years old, elderly people
and disabled persons were high on the MRCS’s list of priorities,” an MRCS volunteer said.
The Myanmar Red Cross Society was established in 1937 to give voluntary humanitarian services to people in need.




Kyaw Soe Oo


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