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Project Beyond Rangoon – Relief Trip 8

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Report for relief Trip No. 8 conducted on Friday, May 23rd to Letkokkon area

It has been more than 20 days after the cyclone hit the city of Rangoon, and on the surface everything looks like it is going back to normal. However, in areas outside the city, such as Irrawaddy Division and Southern Rangoon division, people are still suffering greatly. On Friday, May 23, Project Beyond Rangoon, with the help of many volunteers and donors, brought another relief convoy to villages along the road to the town of Letkokkon, in Southern Rangoon Division. We left Rangoon at 0730 with two trucks and two SUV’s, along with 18 volunteers. We passed through towns such as Kawhmu and Kungyangon, which have been receiving more relief supplies and assistance than the rural areas. There are now no longer children and women on the streets begging for donations, but they may have been told them to go back to their homes and villages. We fear that this will cut off their access to food and supplies that they were receiving from a lot of the private donors who would drive out from Rangoon.

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