Here is the latest news from Haiti:- We negotiated a contract with the World Food Program (WFP), our largest ever, and the same size as the contract with CARE, for distribution emergency food to 1300 families per day, more than 78,000 people per month, in the worst affected 5 city zones (some still covered in mud).
20 May 2008
Well...good experience and discipline to fast for two days. Raised half of target so far. Many thanks to all my sponsors!! Will be getting all on and offline donations to AMURT UK bank account to send to AMURT Burma bank account.
Dada Laliteshananda is a yogi monk and has been the main co-ordinator for AMURT in Burma. Here is his account of the cyclone.....
--- On Fri, 5/9/08, Dada laliteshananda wrote:
I want to thank all of you who wrote concerned about my situation here, and I want to apologize for not replying individually to each one of you. At the moment there's a huge relief operation on the way, we are just waiting for the amurt team to arrive here. It is outrageous that Myanmar government is blocking the visa of the aid workers.
Many AMURT supporters will be undertaking 48 and 24 hr sponsored fasts in order to raise funds for the AMURT relief effort, currently well underway in Burma.
Check out the following Justgiving pages and sponsor these guys if you can.
Below is an email from Jyotish ( working in one of our schools in Myanmar )
Internet wasn't working for a couple of days and electricity isn't available nor will it be for a good while. There is lack of water for drinking, bathing etc, in the case of the school we are fortunate to have a water filter and a diesel engine with enough fuel to supply for cooking and drinking. Also we have a treadle pump by the dug well which enables people to take bath and wash clothes. Many people carry water from afar and boiling water is increasingly difficult with the rain soaking the environment and the markets short of supplies, and of course no electricity is available.