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.