BENEFITING: Community Partners International
In August and September 2015, many areas of Myanmar were hit by devastating monsoon flooding and landslides.
More than 1.6 million people were displaced by the floods, more than 15,000 homes destroyed and 1.3 million acres of farmland inundated.
Community Partners Internatinoal (CPI) acted quickly to link up with our community partners and determine the level and scope of need in the communities we serve. We provided immediate relief in the form of blankets, shelter items, emergency food suplies, and inseciticide treated bednets for displaced populations. We supported mobile clinics providing first response health care, helped with access to clean water through distributing water purification tablets, digging wells and cleaning out drinking water ponds, and helped primary schools damaged by flooding to re-equip so that kids don't miss out on their education.
Now that the floodwaters have receded, there are new concerns about widespread malnutrition and food shortages. The floods killed almost 250,000 livestock and inundated more than 1.3m acres of farmland.
A recent report by the World Food Program (http://www.wfp.org/sites/default/files/FSS Final_Agriculture and Livelihood Flood Impact_Assessment_Report Oct 2015.pdf) underlines the threats that flood-affected communities will continue to face for the next 12 months at least.
The report emphasizes that fewer than 10% of the villages surveyed had received any help, and much of that had come from grassroots organizations. This is CPI's strength - our support goes directly to grassroots organizations invested and embedded in the communities that they serve. We believe that this is the most effective way to achieve sustainable impact.
We are continuing to work with our partners to identify and support priority needs.
Please help us to safeguard the health of flood-affected communities in the coming months. Your support will have an immediate and significant impact.
$50 provides water purification tablets for 500 people
$100 provides a sack of rice to feed 15 people
$250 supports the digging of a well to provide clean water
$500 provides 3 medical kits to provide first aid to flood-affected populations