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Need For Seed: Planting Season, Myanmar

It’s rice planting season here in Myanmar and, two months after Cyclone Nargis, many of the more able-bodied survivors are experiencing a sense of urgency to get their rice crops started. If they can plant quickly, they have much better likelihood of reestablishing their homes and their lives, hopefully harvesting rice in 6 months rather than having to wait until December 2009. Unfortunately, many things still stand in their way.

Seed is an obvious need for almost all of the farmers in the delta. Survivors who are asked to prioritize what they need help with have recently been telling HOPE and other relief agencies that seed is up at the top of their lists. Seed will allow people to secure their own food supply, and many people are expressing a preference for help to grow their coming year’s food supply over many of the other types of aid that the UN and other organizations are now offering, including shelter and food aid.

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MAY 27 UPDATE FROM HOPE INTERNATIONAL

It’s time for an update from Myanmar. I’ve been discouraged to see the type of coverage coming out of CNN and BBC and others regarding relief efforts underway there. And despite the fact that I am in the US, I’m still in daily contact with our people in Yangon, and therefore may be able to […]

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MAY 15TH UPDATE FROM HOPE INTERNATIONAL

May 15, 2008 You just never know when that 7th grade home sciences course is going to come in handy. Today my 32-year-old Sears Kenmore sewing machine and I embarked on a rainwater-collector prototype sewing project. We’re trying out different designs that are simple to set up once they get to the field. Yesterday, we […]

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MAY 14TH UPDATE FROM HOPE INTERNATIONAL

May 14, 2008 If you listen to "Message for the Queen," from the "300" soundtrack, you will understand what my mood was for the past couple days. It started on Monday, with an early morning text message that Save the Children’s cargo plane of relief supplies was being impounded at the airport by the government, […]

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MORE UPDATES FROM A RELIEF WORKER IN YANGON

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO HOPE INTERNATIONAL These are messages from May 11th & 12th from an Aid worker in Yangon: May 11th There’s a lot to write and I don’t know where to begin. Whatever I write, it isn’t enough to express this situation. Perhaps I should start by letting you know that supplies […]

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