Kachin donate 100 million for landslide-hit Chin victims
14 August 2015 — The Kachin Independence Organization made a donation of 100 million kyats towards helping victims affected by landslides in Chin State.
The Chin National Front said that the contribution had been received yesterday and that it would be given out in nine townships.
Dr Sui Khar, a general secretary of the Chin National Front, said: “We are grateful to have received the payment. In consultation and collaboration with local communities, it will be distributed.”
In an emergency meeting held in Rangoon today, Chin communities said that the whole region was directly or indirectly affected by heavy rains causing major landslides, flash floods and flooding.
Khar said: “Today, we have Chin representatives from across the state, Arakan State, Magwe and Sagaing Regions, and other parts of the country. We hope that we can discuss how the donation can be channelled through to people on the ground.”
The communities admitted that they were not able to get detailed information about the actual situation, including damage and loss, in their areas as roads and bridges had been destroyed.
“Collecting data is really challenging. We don’t have Internet access and very limited telephone services, especially in villages. We are still trying hard to get more information,” Hau Kim Mung, from Tonzang Township, told the Chin Disaster Response Coordination meeting.
Chin churches, communities, organizations and individuals from inside and outside of the country have also been making contribution towards helping victims stranded in their places.#