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UNITED SIKHS Aid gears up for relief efforts in Myanmar


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    New York, USA – UNITED SIKHS Aid gears up for relief efforts in Myanmar. A devastating cyclone, ‘Nargis’ that made landfall on May 2nd brought catastrophic damage to the coastal areas of Myanmar. The government and media of Myanmar put the death toll at 22,000 with over 41,000 reported missing. The SIKH Aid team is in the process of mobilizing volunteers for much needed relief efforts in the disaster-hit regions. Survivors claim this to be the worst storm to hit the country with waves as high as 12 feet that swept away villages leaving more than 1 million people homeless.

    The five most affected regions are Yangon (Rangoon), Ayeyawaddy, Bago, Kayin and Mon.
    Given the magnitude of this disaster, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges the Government of Myanmar to respond to the outpouring of international support and solidarity by facilitating the arrival of aid workers and the clearance of relief supplies in every way possible. This can significantly aid the Government in responding to this tragedy.

    UNITED SIKHS is monitoring the situation in Myanmar and working out the logistics with UN agencies. We appeal to everyone to contribute and support the Relief efforts. We will appreciate help with:

      1. Food and Emergency Supplies
      2. Medical Aid and Counselling services
      3. Rehabilitation and temporary shelters

      List of Items required:
      • Food and water for evacuees – Non-perishable food, Rice, baby food, milk powder
      • Water purification tablets
      • Emergency supplies – Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap
      • Cookware
      • Health Kits and First aid Kits
      • Cloths for men, women, children, shoes for children’s
      • Mosquito Nets
      • Plastic roof sheets

    North American donors can ship the relief material to our US based Global command centre for Disaster relief at the address below.

    95-26 113th Street
    Richmond Hill, NY 11419

    For more information call 1-888-243-1690

    To meet the needs of survivors a great deal of cooperation would be required from individuals and like minded organizations.

    To find out more about the disaster and related relief efforts, please visit

    If you wish to volunteer please email [email protected]

    Issued By:
    Kuldip Singh
    Phone: 1-888-243-1690
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