Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CREST in Myanmar


Shalom. Thanksgiving that our rescue team returned safely. Working in Myanmar now is likened to being caught in quicksand... the more you move, the more you sink. Work is a great challenge. Electricity is irregular and frequently interrupted. Water is a critical problem - the cyclone water has stagnated into black mud. Floating rotting corpses infested with maggots has polluted the water system.

On the positive side, another small team left yesterday morning with a cargo of medicine and dried food. The best approach at this moment is through our couriers who bring money in and distribute to our partners to start the feeding. A total of 480 families have already received basic provisions. A family pack consists of 2 kg rice, 1 kg dhall, 1 kg onion, 1 kg oil, 1/2 kg salt. It costs USD11 per pack.

All essential goods have increased exorbitantly. Cash is still best to buy essentials.

Enclosed some pictures of aid given out.

Constrained by His Love

Crisis Relief Services & Training Berhad
27 Jalan SS2/104
47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 03-77257299, 03-77256297
Fax: 03-77257298

** Please bank in your contribution to MBB Account No. 5141-9611-8174 and fax your bank slip to 03-77257298 stating the purpose, amount, your name and postal address for us to acknowledge receipt **

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