Burma: Your Compassionate  Response Please

An Appeal By Cardinal Charles Bo, SDB ( CNUA)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The  recent cyclone and the massive outpouring of rains in RAKINE, CHIN AND SAGAING  regions of Myanmar  has left many dead, thousands homeless and in need of urgent aid. These regions were one of the poorest in the country (70% poverty). RAKINE state has seen inter religious conflicts and has 120000 internally  displaced people. Now their agony is compounded by the nature’s fury. Death toll is increasing but  massive homelessness, starvation and vulnerability to infectious diseases sets in.  Catholic Church has rushed in  with emergency supplies. The scale of devastation is massive.  In a region which is chronically poor,  the poor have lost everything and became refugees.  Urgent survival assistance is needed in many villages.  We appeal to all good hearted people to  come forward to  support our brothers and sisters  with emergency food, medical assistance, hygiene kit, bedding a, basic clothing and shelter,

The church with its wide spread network of 16 Caritas offices and its Emergency Units has swung into action and reached these areas.  Three dioceses are reaching out to the victims directly.  A task force is being formed for emergency response. On behalf these suffering people  I appeal to  all generous  friends and benefactors to be Good Samaritans to our doubly  wounded brothers and sisters. Your support in cash and kind is most welcome.   Kindly  send your support etc to  the following addresses! +  Charles Cardinal Bo, SDB, Archbishop of Yangon, Archbishop’s House, 289, Theinbyu Road, Botahtaung P.O.11161, YANGON, Tel: 95-01-392517, 245467, Fax: 95-01-379059 Email: mcharlesbo@gmail.com

Fr. Joseph Maung Win, Karuna Mission Social Services(Yangon) St. Mary’s Cathedral Compound 372, Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Botahtaung Township YANGON Tel : 95-01-392937, 095015324 Fax: 95-01-398183 Email: caritas.ygn@gmail.com,  Email: josephmgwin@gmail.com

Dr. Win Tun Kyi, National Director, Karuna Myanmar Social Services(KMSS) 292(A), Pyay Road, Sanchaung P.O.11111, YANGON, Tel: 95-1-705839, Mobile: 95-09 5503816, Email: wintunkyi@gmail.com

You may also send your support/donation to the following bank! Name of Bank : Kanbawza Bank Limited, Address of Bank : No. 33-49, Corner of bank Street and Maharbandoola Garden Road, Kyauktada Township, Yangon Myanmar Number of account (IBAN) : 12-015-06010906003689401 Code BIC/SWIFT : KBZBMMMY Name of holder (NO personal account) : Karuna Mission Social Solidarity(Sanchaung Township)Praying for every blessing on each one of you,

In Christ.

+ Charles Cardinal Maung Bo., DD, SDB

Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar

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