After the devastating tropical cyclone Mocha pummeled Myanmar in May, volunteers from JTS Korea, an international relief organization founded the revered Korean monk Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, visited Myanmar’s Rakhine State in mid-June to cooperate with local NGO Noble Heart in providing humanitarian relief to survivors of the disaster.
Cyclone Mocha, the largest storm in more than a decade, struck Myanmar and parts of Bangladesh in May, leaving a trail of destruction and suffering in its wake, with an estimated death toll of at least 460 people, according to media reports, and hundreds more missing. Most of the dead were Rohingya refugees in the hardest-hit region, Rakhine State.
“In response to these dire circumstance, JTS volunteers, in collaboration with Noble Heart, conducted a visit to typhoon-affected regions of Myanmar,” JTS Korea told BDG. “Their mission was aimed at providing essential food supplies and relief materials to 1,000 households in the village of Minkan—bringing support in the form of food staples and tarpaulins worth US$31.30 per household.”
▶️ Published by BDG on July 24, 2023