UN Increases Aid for Myanmar Flood Victims

- VOA News,August 9, 2015

The United Nations is stepping up its emergency aid to Myanmar, where massive floods have killed at least 88 people in the country's Irrawaddy delta region.

Hundreds of thousands have also been displaced as rising rivers continue to overtake homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country, also known as Burma.

International aid has been pouring in.

The U.N. said Friday it will contribute $9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to help aid agencies providing assistance in the region.

"These funds will help provide people with emergency shelter, safe water supply, sanitation, food, critical health care, and other services at a time when they are in desperate need," said a U.N. statement.

联合国增援缅甸水灾灾民

- 美国之音,2015年8月9日

联合国正在加紧紧急援助缅甸,特大洪水在该国的伊洛瓦底江三角洲地区致使至少88人死亡。

随着暴涨的河流持续吞没住房,数十万人流离失所,在这个贫穷国家造成了人道主义危机。

国际援助正在涌入。联合国周五表示,将从中央应急基金提出9百万美元来帮助正在该地区提供支援的援助机构。

联合国说:“在人们迫切需要时,这些资金将有助于向他们提供紧急住所、安全供水、清洁卫生、食物和至关重要的医疗保健等服务。”