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Myanmar: Half a Million Children Affected by Cyclone, Aid Agency Warns
Date:5/14/2008

n monasteries, schools and other buildings.

Meanwhile, in China's quake zone, World Vision plans to open three Child-Friendly Spaces to start. The agency has set up such spaces in response to previous disasters including the Asia tsunami in 2004 and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005. Its experience has shown that a structured program of children's activities within a safe environment can help contribute to psychological recovery.

World Vision continues to distribute food, clean water, medicine and other emergency supplies to more than 100,000 people in Yangon and the Delta region.

Child protection experts and relief workers in the region are available for interviews. Please contact Rachel Wolff at 253.394.2214 or Rwolff@worldvison.org or Casey Calamusa at 206.310.5476 or ccalamus@worldvision.org.

Notes to Editors:

-- According to child protection experts, in the aftermath of a natural

disaster children continue to face dangers to their survival, such as

water-borne diseases. In addition, they may suffer separation from

their parents, distress and grief, health and hygiene challenges and

ongoing community instability. A briefing paper on protecting children

after disasters is available from World Vision at

http://www.worldvision.org/press.

-- In Myanmar, the UN estimates that at least 1.5 million people have

been severely affected by the cyclone. With 32% of Myanmar's

population under 18-years-old, more than 480,000 of the survivors are

likely to be children, who are especially vulnerable in disasters.

-- World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to

working with children, families and their communities worldwide to

reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and

injustice. We serve all people, rega
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