More help needed for Burma appeal
26 June 2008
Charities have been calling for more donations to help people suffering in the wake of the Burma cyclone on May 2nd.
The fundraising target for Christian Aid is £2 million, of which the charity has so far raised £1.7 million
Robin Greenwood, Christian Aid’s head of Asia and Middle East division, said that the charity was grateful for the donations received so far and revealed that so far they had been able to deliver aid to 200,000 people through local partners.
He added: “We are asking for people’s support now because there is a need for more funds for our partners to continue to do their vital relief and rehabilitation work.”
The Disasters Emergency Committee, an umbrella group representing a number of aid charities, has said there are more than a million survivors in Burma who still need help.
Steve Goudswaard, manager of World Vision’s response to Cyclone Nargis, said that the group needed more access to the area in order to assist those who need it.
The Burma government has recently hit out at aid workers and foreign governments whom they claim have exaggerated the scale of the disaster.
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