Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We Can Make Bridge Everywhere, even sky is not the Limit
It was very risky going through this bridge, and the Scorpio we were riding on developed a puncture as one of the nails on the bridge punctured the tire.
The rest of the post deals with a bunch of young kids having a whale of a time on the river catching fish. Sad to say, there were very less fishes on the river and kids didn't go to school.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
ADRA Expands Response
In partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), ADRA has begun the distribution of 20 metric tons of rice to an estimated 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Laputta, a rice-trading town in the delta which has become a refuge for thousands of people who escaped low-lying villages after a devastating 12-foot storm surge swept away homes, destroying, in some instances, more than 95 per cent of buildings. ADRA’s food distribution activities are expected to increase in the following days, as more supplies become available.
ADRA International, through a partnership with World Emergency Response (WER), shipped 20 medicine packs containing medical supplies valued at approximately $129,000 to be used by a medical team already providing first aid assistance to residents of an isolated part of the delta. Each pack provides about 1,500 treatments from mixed medicines, antiseptics, and antibiotics. In a separate shipment donated by Heart to Heart International, ADRA has sent 150 lbs. of medical supplies, including broad-spectrum antibiotics, analgesics, vitamins, topical creams, oral rehydration salts, anti-amebic drugs, bandages, and disposable vinyl gloves.
ADRA’s emergency response is centered in the devastated Irrawaddy Delta region, which suffered the most damaged as a result of cyclone wind speeds reaching more than 120 mph. By some estimates, between 63,000 to 100,000 people have died or are missing, and more than 1.5 million people have been left homeless and millions more have been affected and left vulnerable to diseases.
Downed trees, debris, and widespread flooding have hampered transportation efforts to and from affected areas in the delta. In many instances, reaching affected communities has only been possibly by boat. Fuel has also become scarce, resulting in long lines at local gas stations.
On Sunday, May 4, a state of emergency was declared across five regions, including
Updates will be released as ADRA’s response efforts expand.
To send your contribution to ADRA’s emergency response effort, please contact ADRA at 1.800.424.ADRA (2372) or give to the Myanmar Cyclone Fund at www.adra.org/
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Solomon's Cave, Treasury Square
Civil Hospital Road, Dawrpui Veng
Nurses sitting on the ledge near the Hospital
Zarkawt Traffic Point
Dawrpui Veng, Aizawl Millenium Centre