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His Holiness the Dalai Lama in aid of the Myanmar cyclone
Phayul[Tuesday, May 13, 2008 17:44]
By Tenzin Chodon

Dharamsala, May 13 - A contribution of $50,000 was made to the International Red Cross Committee, Geneva by the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala. The aid was given as a symbol of solidarity and genuine empathy with the people of Myanmar.

Giving the information Secretary to H.H. the Dalai Lama, Chhime Rigzin Choekyapa said that it was a pure gesture to lend a hand towards the alleviation of human suffering in the country.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a letter to Mr Jacob Kellenberger, President of International Committee of the Red Cross, sent on 8 May 2008 said: "I am deeply saddened by the catastrophe caused in Burma by the recent Cyclone Nargis. I am shocked by the destruction, especially by the high number of people who have perished as a result. This catastrophe has compounded the problems of poverty that already exist in Burma."

Cyclone Nargis, which hit Irrawaddy river delta region in Burma on May 3, 2008 devastated the country, killing tens of thousands and leaving many more without food and shelter.

According to a leading charity at least 40 percent of those killed in the cyclone were children and hundreds more have lost their parents.

The United Nation in its latest assessment said between 1.2 million and 1.9 million people were struggling to survive and the number of dead ranged from 60,000 to 102,000.

The cyclone raged through an area that is home to nearly half of the country's 53 million people, as well as its main rice-growing region. About 5,000 sq kms (1,930 sq miles) of land remains under water.
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