A special fundraiser has been launched to help raise funds for Food Not Bombs Myanmar. Please read the following details and click the link further BELOW to donate if you can:
“Life was made even more difficult one year ago on 1 February 2021, when the Myanmar military staged a coup which has caused chaos. Over 800,000 people, including over 150,000 children have been displaced since the coup (Read more). Almost 1500 people have been killed, and almost 12,000 arrested for protesting (Read more). The economy is critically damaged with UNDP forecasting around half the population – over 30 million people – increasingly unable to afford food for their families and likely to fall into deep poverty this year.
People have a much more difficult life than before because of COVID-19 and the political crisis, with hunger as the primary concern for Myanmar’s many poor people and daily laborers, who have been unable to work (Read more on this crisis and examples of Food Not Bombs Myanmar’s work ). A lot of people are extremely worried and are facing increasingly difficult situations.
All of the above is why we are doing more Food Not Bombs actions 1645324135_up_1.jpgduring these days. We are working with the Antiwar movement and supporting internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as supporting a fledgling Food Not Bombs youth group in the capital of Rakhine State, Sittwe, who seek to provide support in their area and contribute to mending relationships between different ethnic groups. We have set up a new Food Not Bombs Kawthoolei community garden in Karen State to support Karen communities who have been displaced by airstrikes and unable to farm their own land due to landmines. Over 70,000 people have been displaced in Karen State since February 2021.
Finally, a lot of factories have been closed due to COVID-19 and businesses leaving Myanmar because of the political crisis and the workers are facing huge challenges, including non-payment of previous orders (and salaries) and union-busting. So, we also support the workers.”
Here’s the link to make your donations to HERE