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UNICEF MYANMAR PHOTO ESSAY Relief works in cyclone affected areas Health & Nutrition section October, 2008
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes Pyone Sa Sa Kywei, 6, receives deworming tablet as part of UNICEF assisted program for schoolchildren at the primary school in Laputtaloke Taung village in Laputta Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division. More than 4000 schools were destroyed, or damaged due to cyclone Nargis. UNICEF with partners has been supporting more than 2000 school in rebuilding back better. High energy biscuits, as well as deworming tablets were also provided to cyclone affected children in delta.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/ Myo Thame This young baby, who was born just ten days after Cyclone Nargis that struck Myanmars Ayeyarwaddy Delta, is receiving breastmilk with the help of local mid-wife who advocates the mother about the importance of breastfeeding.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/ Myo Thame A small family seeks the refuge in a make-shift hut, having lost their home to Cyclone Nargis. At Bogalae Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Myanmar. Many people were displaced due to the cyclone that hit the country on May 2. There are total 10 relief camps in Bogalae Township where affected victims were placed. Some people refused to stay at the camps although they lost their homes because people at relief camps were transferred to near by town called, Maubin.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/ Myo Thame A family still live admits of wreckage which formerly was their home in Labutta Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division. Many people were displaced due to the cyclone that hit the country on May 2. There are some relief camps in Labutta Township where affected victims were placed. But some people refused to stay at the camps although they lost their homes because people at relief camps were transferred to near by town.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes A local mid-wife in We Chaung is testing iodised salt sold at the local village shop in Bogalay Township, Ayeyarwaddy division.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes A local mid-wife is giving health talk to pregnant women at We Chaung RHC (Rural Health Centre) in Bogalay Township, Ayeyarwaddy delta. The RHC was damaged due to cyclone Nargis, but UNIEF provided a temporary tent to be able to run the health facility very soon.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes Children are sleeping under mosquito bed-net at a ECD (Early Childhood Development Centre) in Kawhum Township, Yangon Division operated by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education. The centre is an oasis for children where they can also learn, play, and sing. Nutritious food and multi vitamin tabs are also provided to children on daily basis.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes A child receives multi vitamin tablet at a Early Childhood Development Centre in Kawhmu Township, Yangon Division. The centre was destroyed due to cyclone, Nargis. UNICEF supported roofing sheets and the community members contributed to the rest of building process. Now the centre hosts more than 30 children of aged under five as a learning and recreation space. Most of the children are from poor families of cyclone victims. UNICEF also provided toys, books, round tables, multi vitamins and nutritious food.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes Ma San Lwin, 36, mother and baby boy Nay Linn Pyoe, 10 months, visit holding NRG5 provided by UNICEF. They visit the village health centre at Laputtaloke Taung village in Laputta Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division to receive regular check for the childs nutrition status.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/Jim Holmes Ma May Myat Thu, 4, was given vitamin A drops at the village health centre in Laputtaloke Taung village in Laputta Township as part of the Nutrition Promotion Week activity in cyclone affected delta.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/ Myo Thame A mid-wife is giving measles vaccine to a child at a temporary settlement in Laputta Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division.
UNICEF ©UNICEF/Myanmar/2008/ Win Naing UNICEF team and basic health staff on their way to a remote village in Kawhmu Township, Yangon Division, which was affected by cyclone Nargis. The team takes medical supplies with them to deliver to mid-wife in that village on May 10. Out of 400 households in that village, Koe Taung, only 8 were spared from the cyclone. The rest lost their homes, but no death was reported.
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