CHARIS doing its part to help Myanmar, further aid needed
Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $100,000 in grant aid and disaster relief supplies for those affected by monsoon floods in Myanmar.
Working through its partners, Caritas Myanmar and other Catholic relief agencies on the ground, CHARIS is disbursing $30,000 in cash and shipping $20,000 worth of water purification bottles to aid ground relief efforts. CHARIS says another $50,000 will be used during the recovery phase.
It added that it will continue to monitor the situation.
Cyclone Komen ploughed through the western parts of Myanmar on July 30.
Many have lost their lives and the death toll continues to rise in the wake of one of the worst floods in the country’s history.
Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), also known as Caritas Myanmar, has launched an emergency appeal through Caritas’ international network requesting for resources to support their outreach to remote areas in six dioceses to provide basic necessities to people in 239 villages.
For a more detailed report on the disaster, visit www.charis-singapore.org.