Humanitarian agencies seek funds for cyclone emergency in Myanmar - UN

Published on 01 December 2010

Humanitarian agencies in Myanmar require an estimated $53 million to respond to the needs of at least 260,000 people who were affected by Cyclone Giri that battered the western coast of the South-east Asian country last month, destroying thousands of homes, infrastructure and farms, the United Nations reported today. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners are finalising preparations for a food distribution in December. An estimated 3,300 tonnes of mixed food items will be distributed to some 200,000 beneficiaries.

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