The Government of Japan has pledged US$ 650,000 for Myanmar

Tokyo, Japan 18 August 2015

UNICEF
2015年8月18日
Hygiene kits and relief supplies are being loaded from UNICEF Warehouse in Yangon, Myanmar for distribution to DRD offices in Monywa and Shwe Bo of Sagaing Region to help children and their families affected by Cyclone Komen.
UNICEF/Warehouse 01/Chit Ko Ko
Hygiene kits and relief supplies are being loaded from UNICEF Warehouse in Yangon, Myanmar for distribution to DRD offices in Monywa and Shwe Bo of Sagaing Region to help children and their families affected by Cyclone Komen.

Tokyo, Japan 18 August 2015 – The Government of Japan has pledged US$ 650,000 to UNICEF to assist children and families severely affected by the floods in Myanmar.

Through this generous contribution from the Government of Japan, UNICEF in partnership with the Government of Myanmar and humanitarian partners provides safe drinking water, improved sanitation facilities,  and quality education for vulnerable communities hardest hit by the floods.

Children are using toilet facilities at a shelter in Hakha city, constructed with support from UNICEF from materials available at the local market. There are 6000 people at eight emergency shelters in Hakha, including around 2000 children.
UNICEF/Chin 11/Za Lyan
Children are using toilet facilities at a shelter in Hakha city, constructed with support from UNICEF from materials available at the local market. There are 6000 people at eight emergency shelters in Hakha, including around 2000 children.

For 25,000 vulnerable community members in Ayeyarwaddy region, the organization provides supports including the emergency rehabilitation of essential water supplies, and the repair of WASH facilities such as toilets and handwashing equipment in schools and health centres. In education sector, UNICEF is actively engaging with the government and other partners to swiftly launch joint initial assessments so that we can start restoring access to basic education services as soon as possible. UNICEF will ensure 6,900 children (50% of which are girls) aged 5-11 years have continuous access to safe education services.

Children and families in Myanmar have been suffering the devastation brought by floods after weeks of monsoon rains, exacerbated by cyclone. As of 11 August, the floods have killed at least 103 and have affected more than 1.1 million people across the country, among them nearly 390,000 children. The flooding has hit children and families the hardest who are already among the most vulnerable in the country even before the disaster.

 


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