Appeal For Refugees From Pa’an District, Karen State
07 Jun 2009
DONATE ONLINE TO HELP REFUGEES FLEEING A NEW MILITARY OFFENSIVE
DONATE AT http://WWW.ZOYAPHAN.COM
Phan Foundation Launches Appeal for Refugees From New Military Attacks
The Phan Foundation has launched an appeal for the four-thousand people in Pa’an District, Karen State, who have fled their homes in the face on a new military offensive by the Burmese dictatorship and its allies. Another four-thousand people living in the area could also be forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives.
Thousands of people are fleeing from a new military offensive in Karen State, Burma. They run with their families, carrying only a few personal belongings, fearing for their lives. Some are hiding in Burma, while others have fled across the river into Thailand. They are camped in the rain on the banks of the river, with no proper shelter, and little food.
Food, shelter, clothing and medical care are urgently needed. It is the rainy season and people do not have proper shelter in heavy rain.
The Phan Foundation is supporting local Karen organisations who are there on the ground delivering life-saving assistance. Please make a donation today to help provide food, shelter and medicine to these vulnerable people. You can donate online, from any country in the world and in any currency, using a credit or debit card at http://www.zoyaphan.com.
The majority of those who have fled are children and the elderly. Some of the people now running for their lives have already had to flee their homes several times before. You can view pictures online at: http://www.phanfoundation.org/index.php/burma/news-and-reports/news-stories/appeal-for-refugees-from-paan-district-karen-state
“I know from first-hand experience how scared these people will be, and how desperately they need help,” said Bwa Bwa Phan, Founder and Director of the Phan Foundation. “Parents will wonder how they can feed and clothe their children, we can provide them with the basics they need to survive.” Bwa Bwa Phan visited Ler Per Her camp for Internally Displaced People earlier this year. All 1,200 people who were in the camp have been forced to flee.
Donation can be made online at http://www.zoyaphan.com, or send a cheque made payable to Phan Foundation to: Paán Appeal, Phan Foundation, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT.
You must be logged in to post a comment.