Emergency Cash Infusion Bringing Immediate Aid for Cyclone-Affected Populations

Nearly two weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, Direct Relief has provided five targeted cash grants worth $143,000 in total to trusted partners serving affected communities in country and working in Thailand to provide assistance to Myanmarese refugees.

The majority of the funds will be used to equip medical staff on the ground with the medicines and supplies most needed, including broad spectrum antibiotics, antiseptics and pain relief medication for trauma injuries, oral rehydration salts, and anti-malarial drugs. The funds will also be used to support the emergency operating expenses of clinics and medical outreach teams, including transport costs and clinical staff salaries.