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More Than 78,000 are Dead and Millions are Homeless After Cyclone Nargis Swept Through Myanmar
Date:5/30/2008

Malteser International has been providing assistance in the hardest hit

areas of the country

WILMINGTON, Del., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 78,000 are dead and millions are homeless after Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar. Malteser International has been providing assistance in the hardest hit areas of the country, including the city of Labutta in the Irrawaddy Delta. Present in Myanmar since 2001, Malteser International was among the few agencies able to provide immediate and much needed support including water, food, shelter and medical supplies. According to Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser International, "By purchasing as many relief supplies on the local market as possible, we can assure that our assistance really reaches the people in need."

Malteser International is committed to providing emergency assistance to the affected families, to save and ease the lives of surviving people and help prevent the spread of infectious disease.

In three townships of Rangoon (Dawbon, Htantabin and Thongwa), staff members of Malteser International have distributed water purification tablets to 40,000 people, are providing medical assistance, treating the injured and distributing medications. The organization is also providing "family kits" including cookware, hygiene articles and water cans as well as plastic sheets for the construction of emergency shelters.

In Labutta, Malteser International has installed emergency health stations. There, doctors and nurses are looking after the injured and dispensing drugs to combat respiratory diseases, malaria, skin diseases and burns.

Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. The Order of Malta Worldwide Relief - Malteser International Americas is the American affiliate of Malteser International. The organization covers around 200 projects in about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Currently, 19 national associations of the Order of Malta are members of Malteser International. In other works, the organization is working with the US and Canadian Associations of the Order of Malta in their efforts to alleviate the effects of famine in Haiti.

To support Malteser International and its affiliate in the U.S., The Order of Malta Worldwide Relief - Malteser International Americas in its activities, please visit http://www.maltarelief.org. Your contributions can provide relief, rebuilding and revitalizing support to those in need.


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