Over 1 million need aid in Myanmar
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar, some 155 miles southwest of Yangon around 4 PM on May 2, 2008.
With winds of over 118 miles per hour, the storm hit Yangon later that same night. Flooding, power outages, limited water and food supplies, impassable roads, and a closed airport have all contributed to a widespread humanitarian crisis.
The current death toll is estimated at 100,000, with at least 41,000 people still missing and unaccounted for. Over a million more have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Donate today to Plan's Disaster Fund to help us provide emergency relief as well as long-term assistance to children, their families and communities affected by disasters and crises.
From all of us at Plan USA, our thoughts and prayers go out to the children, families and communities of Myanmar who have been affected by this tragedy. We at Plan are working toward partnering with the international community to see how we can be of assistance during this difficult time.