YCCF to Help Landslide Victims in Chin State
07 October 2011: The Yangon Chin Catholic Fellowship (YCCF) is to make a financial contribution toward helping ‘landslide-affected’ families that are still struggling with their recovery process in Tedim and Tonzang townships in Chin State.
About 200 members of YCCF made a concerted effort in raising fund of over 900,000 for 43 Chin families in six villages including Suangpi, Dimpi, Laibung, Tungtuang, Thangnuai and Phunom.
In an email announcement made today, Father Go Lian in Rangon said the collection would be equally divided among the victims, with 20,000 kyats per family as he called on Chin communities across the globe for more assistance.
In early August this year, ‘unusual’ torrential rains had destroyed or severely affected scores of villages in Tedim and Tonzang townships, damaging bridges, mini-hydro plants, farmlands and houses, and causing massive landslides.
More than 30 houses from Tungzang and Phaiza villages are claimed to be relocated soon to a new place called Singkapzang, according to sources.
An international NGO based in Tedim Town, World Vision is known to be building a new bridge over the Zalui river between Tedim and Ngennung.
At least six families in Kanpetlet township of Chin State are still left ‘homeless’ after their houses in Khayaing village have been swept away by landslides following heavy rains in late August.
Reporting by Salai Nyein Chian & Van Biak Thang