About Us

We are a group of volunteers who come together to provide relief assistance to the victims of Cyclone Giri in Rakhine State, Myanmar, under the guidance of Mahamuni Buddhist Society Sayardaw U Thupiya.

Our group is made up of students and professionals from Myanmar in Singapore including the cyclone effected areas in Rakhine. We have direct contacts with relief groups in cyclone effected areas and are able to provide direct assistance to Cyclone Giri victims.

If you would like to make a donation to the victims of Cyclone Giri in Rakhine, Myanmar, you can directly transfer your fund to our
Cyclone GIRI Relief Fund Joint Account - POSB Saving 248-42328-5.

After transferring the donation, kindly drop a mail to -

myomyint.tun08@gmail.com, thant.zw@gmail.com, aungbomyint@gmail.com,

If you would like to know more about Cyclone Giri and about us, kindly follow the links below.

- Our Facebook Page
- Minutes of Meeting from Cyclone Giri Relief Efforts Coordination Meeting #1
- ရခုိင္႐ုိးမကုိေက်ာ္၍ ကမ္းေသာလက္မ်ား (၂)
- Increase in humanitarian assistance needed to respond to Cyclone Giri in Myanmar
- Because of Lack of Media Coverage, NGOs in Myanmar are Facing Difficulty in Fund Rising
- Cyclonic Storm GIRI Situation Report # 6, 05 November 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Giri leaves 81,000 homeless - Straits Times

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Nov 2, 2010

Giri leaves 81,000 homeless

Villagers search for usable items amongst debris after Cyclone Giri swept through the area, in Myaypon in western Rakhine State, in Myanmar. -- PHOTO: AP

GENEVA - THE United Nations said on Tuesday that at least 81,000 people in western Myanmar are homeless and in need of urgent aid after cyclone Giri hit the area last week, leaving 45 people dead.
More than 200,000 were affected and need food supplies after the tropical cyclone slammed into four western towns including Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state on October 25, destroying 15,000 houses and vital rice crops, a UN assessment team found.
'What worries us the most are the 81,000 people who are without shelter and currently need everything,' said Elisabeth Byrs, a spokesman for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Myanmar's government has appealed for shelter materials, including 100,000 zinc roofing panels to ward off the heat, she added.
'The government is distributing aid with the agencies, they are working together,' Ms Byrs told AFP.
Several islands and villages around the coast have lost most of their water resources and are expected to face serious water shortages, Unicef spokesman Marixie Mercado said. -- AFP

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