ဥေရာပယူနီယံမွ ျမန္မာျပည္သို.ေထာက္ပံ့သမွ် ကိုမူရင္း ထုပ္ျပန္ခ်က္အတိုင္း တင္ျပထားျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ကၽြႏ္ုပ္တို.တိုင္းျပည္ ႏွင့္ျပည္သူမ်ား ဘယ္ေန.အထိဒုကၡသယ္ဘ၀တစ္ဖက္ ေတာ္လွန္ေရးတစ္ဖက္ ျဖင့္ စခန္းသြားမည္လဲ ဆိုသည္ကို အေျဖရွာၾကဖို.ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ျပည္ပေထာက္ပံ့မႈမ်ားသာ မရွိခဲ့လွ်င္ ဒုကၡသည္ မ်ား၏ ဘ၀ မည္သို.စခန္းသြားမည္လဲ၊ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား၏ အေထာက္အပံျဖင့္သြားေနေသာ ေတာ္လွန္ေရး ၏ ရလာဒ္မ်ား စသည္ျဖင့္တို. ကိုစဥ္းစားေလ့လာၾက ရန္ျဖစ္ပါသည္ ။ ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံမွဒုကၡသည္မ်ားေနရပ္ရင္းျပန္ပို.မည့္ သတင္း မ်ားႏွင့္ဆက္စပ္ေလ့လာေစလိုပါသည္။
The European Union continues its steady support for humanitarian projects in Burma/Myanmar and Thailand in 2011 (17/03/2011)
The European Union's humanitarian assistance for Burma/Myanmar and Thailand will reach €22.25 million this year. The size of the contribution was announced in Bangkok by Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, International Cooperation and Crisis Response. From the European humanitarian aid budget, €8 million will be allocated to refugees from Burma/Myanmar living in border camps in Thailand, and €14.25 million will provide help to vulnerable communities in Burma/Myanmar, including those affected by cyclone Giri.
"The European Union has long been a leading supporter to the people in need of humanitarian aid in Thailand and Burma/Myanmar; in 2011, our assistance will remain generous as we continue to work for sustainable solutions for the refugees and disaster-stricken communities in the region," Commissioner Georgieva said. She gave details of the Commission's 2011 humanitarian support in Burma/Myanmar and Thailand after visiting the Mae Sot - Mae La refugee camp in Western Thailand and after meeting Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya.
The €8 million funding for the refugees in six of the nine camps along the border will mainly provide food assistance, health care, clean water and sanitation. Over 100,000 refugees will benefit from European assistance.
The €14.25 million allocation for Burma/Myanmar includes €5m for the remaining humanitarian needs in the aftermath of cyclone Giri which hit Rakhine State in October 2010. Immediately after the disaster, the European Commission provided €3 million in aid, but four months on, the affected communities are still facing considerable challenges and need humanitarian support.
Today, over 140,000 refugees from Burma/Myanmar live in nine camps in Thailand. The European Commission is among the largest donors to the camps and since 1995 has provided, including this 2011 funding, €149 million - €103m of humanitarian funding and €46m through other Commission longer term assistance budgets (over the same period ECHO has also provided €132 million of humanitarian support within Burma/Myanmar).
If we include the European Union Member States donors (DFID, SIDA, NL, Denmark, etc), the European Union has been providing 25 mi€ per year since 2007, which is 50% of the overall humanitarian support provided to the refugees and displaced along the border.
The European humanitarian assistance covers food support, basic healthcare, water and sanitation. Essential food aid is provided to over 65,000 refugees, and 100,000 benefit from basic medical services. The projects that receive financing from the European Union are implemented primarily through international non-governmental organisations and UNHCR.
To ensure that refugees get not only immediate support, but also a chance for a better future and greater self-reliance, the European Commission plans to gradually refocus its aid to camp residents – from humanitarian relief toward more sustainable support.
The European Commission provided €110,000 to the Thai Red Cross to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to people affected by the floods which inundated the north-eastern and central provinces of Thailand in August and September 2010.