Health Crises in Myanmar and China, Plus How to Help
Statistics sometimes tell the story best:
While it’s hard to pinpoint numbers since the ruling military junta severely limits access and informtion, here are some estimates.
38,491 confirmed deaths
68,833 to 127,990 total estimated dead, according to the Red Cross and Red Crescent
1 million estimated homeless
41,000 missing, according to Mynamar media
4.7 inches of rain possible in the hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta this week.
65% of country’s rice produced in devastated areas, increasing the risk of long-term starvation
50,000 total possibly dead
40,000 missing or buried in debris
1,600+ of those in serious condition
Almost 400 dams at risk of aftershocks, endangering people trapped in the vicinity and downstream
Source: New York Times
Those are just the bare facts, and they don’t speak to the need for food, clean water, clothing, housing, and future rebuilding efforts.