မုန္တုိင္းဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ ေတာင္းသေလာက္မရ ၄၀% ရာခုိင္ႏွဳန္းမ်ွသာရရွိ
ေလာေလာဆယ္ ယာယီေနထုိင္ဖုိ.ေနရာေဆာက္လုပ္ေပဖုိ. ေဒၚလာ သန္းတစ္ဝက္ေလာက္လုိအပ္တယ္လုိ. ကုလေျပာခြင့္ရအမ်ဳိးသမီး Amanda Pitt ကေျပာပါသည္၊
အသက္ရွင္လြတ္ေျမာက္သူမ်ားအတြက္ စပါေတြခ်က္ခ်င္းျပန္စုိက္လုိ.မရသည့္အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ ထုိ.လူေတြကုိ တစ္ႏွစ္ေလာက္ ဆက္လက္အကူးအညီေပးရအုံမည္ လုိ. ကမၻာ့စာနပ္ရိကၡာေျပာခြင့္ ရွိသူ Paul Risley က ေျပာၾကားပါသည္။
ဒီလုိမေလာက္တဲ့ၾကာကပင္ စစ္အစုိးရလူေတြနဲ. ၾကံ.ဖတ္ေတြေပါင္းျပီး ခုိးဝွက္၊ေရာင္းစား၊လုယူမွဳေတြျပဳလုပ္ေနတဲ့အေထာက္အထားနဲ.သတင္မ်ားရရွိေနပါသည္၊ သူေတာင္စားထက္အဆင့္အတန္းနိမ့္တဲ့ဒီ ေမာင္ဘေရႊ တုိ.အုပ္စုတုိ.ကုိ ျမန္ဆုံး ၾကဳိးကြင္းက်မွျဖစ္မည္။
June 12 (Bloomberg) — An international appeal to aid 2.4 million survivors of last month’s cyclone disaster in Myanmar is only 40 percent funded, the United Nations said.
A call for $201 million brought only $82 million in donations by June 9, the UN said in a statement.
“Funding is urgently needed to sustain the pipeline for food assistance,” Amanda Pitt, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Bangkok yesterday. “The overall concern is to continue to try to get systematic assistance to those most in need.”
International aid agencies are supplying Myanmar’s southern Irrawaddy River Delta, the country’s main rice-growing region that was devastated by Tropical Cyclone Nargis. Survivors were put at risk of disease and starvation because the military government refused to allow aid teams into the country for almost three weeks after the disaster, the UN says.
A shortage of funds may affect food, shelter and medicines reaching the region in coming weeks, the UN said. The May 2-3 cyclone left more than 134,000 people dead or missing.
“We need some half a million tarpaulins to help with shelters,” Pitt said.
The World Food Programme, which has distributed 11,000 metric tons of food to cyclone-hit areas since the storm, is now handing out cash to help people meet rising food costs, the UN said.
Cyclone survivors will probably need food aid for a year because Nargis destroyed fields, preventing planting, Paul Risley, a WFP spokesman, said in Bangkok earlier this week.
An estimated 200,000 hectares (494,210 acres), or 16 percent of the agricultural land in the Irrawaddy delta, was damaged by Nargis, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization says. The region’s five worst-affected states produce most of the rice, fish and pork for Myanmar’s 47.8 million people.
A tidal surge that swept about 35 kilometers inland during the cyclone resulted in saline damage to fields and other areas are still under water, the UN said.
Last Updated: June 11, 2008 23:06 EDT