CYCLONE IN MYANMAR: FATHER CAMPAGNOLI (PIME), "DIFFICULT TO PROVIDE AIDS, DISABLED CHILDREN DIED OF HARDSHIPS"

Some of the disabled children assisted by an Italian non-profit organization in Myanmar died of hardships owing to difficulties in providing aids. Father Angelo Campagnoli told us about the difficult work of rescuers in the Myanmar areas hit by Nargis cyclone. Father Campagnoli is the missionary of PIME (Papal Institute for Foreign Missions) in Bangkok (Thailand), who relies on direct sources among the operators of “New Humanity”, a non-governmental organization of PIME with humanitarian purposes, which has been working in Myanmar for years. "Our people are already at work – said Father Campagnoli in a letter sent to SIR -, above all, to reach the 5 thousand disabled in the area. The npo took care about them and now they are the most abandoned: some of them, children, above all, have already died of hardships". "It was not possible to provide aid in the villages scattered on the delta of the Irrawaddi river – he added, – for it was not possible to reach them owing to the mud sea which waves bigger than huts took there. And in Rangoon, too, the situation is worsening hour after hour, because of lack of water and electricity". New Humanity may provide aid directly, because it is allowed to introduce dollars into the country, then reporting everything to government authorities: "It is the best, the quickest and the safest way to help", said the missionary. PIME in Bangkok is opening a current account in a Thailand bank for transferring the funds collected in Italy.

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