Please help Pandaw’s emergency appeal for victims of Burmese floods
Pandaw has appealed for public support as it launches a mercy mission to help thousands of village people left homeless by unprecedented levels of monsoon rainfall in Burma, with whole regions under water, livestock dead and food supplies ruined.
In particular Sagaing and Magwe Divisions near the Pandaw Charity operational base at Pagan are severely affected, and the island villages where Pandaw operates Clinics are now flooded. As yet the human toll is not known but can only increase with the further risk of disease.
The Kalay Pandaw will deliver emergency supplies to stricken villages
To help support the relief effort to remote villages, Pandaw will dispatch the ship Kalay Pandaw next week laden with 100 tons of rice and a full medical team from the Pandaw Clinics. The Kalay, with a draft of only 2.5ft, is able to penetrate inland areas to deliver food and medical aid.
Purser Ko Win Hlaing, who masterminded the Pandaw Charity Cyclone Nargis relief operation in 2007, will once again assume command. He masterminded the Pandaw Family Box, containing life essentials, and will work on reviving this again. As with Nargis, Pandaw have the ships, team and generous supporters to be able to be first in and last out.
Commenting on the news, Hugh Clayson, Commercial Director of Pandaw Expeditions, said “Fortunately the Pandaw Charity has a good reserve fund and is able to fund the initial supply of food and medication. The Pandaw charity can move fast but we will need all the help we can get. ”
To donate, please visit www.pandawcharity.com and visit the online donation page.
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