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Relief for Displaced Families in Myanmar

Field Report by Operation Blessing

MYANMAR/THAILAND BORDER — The violence continues to worsen in the wake of a military coup, and many displaced families in Myanmar are fleeing to the Thailand border for safety. These victims have left everything behind to run for their lives. They desperately need food, medicine, and shelter. “They were shooting and the bullets fell beside us,” one displaced person told Operation Blessing staff. “The whole village ran away… we ran here to seek help.”

The new military government has been violently cracking down on opposing groups leading to a widespread humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.

Many minorities who have greatly struggled in Myanmar for decades now face terrible persecution in their own country. Untold numbers have been forced to leave their belongings and their homes behind in search of safety. These Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have found refuge in camps along the Thailand border, but their needs remain great.

Those willing to stand up to the military also face violence and persecution, and their families can suffer too. As the soldiers go to fight the government forces, their families are often left to fend for themselves.

Thanks to your compassion, Operation Blessing is providing critical relief supplies to these desperate families, giving them hope and help in the midst of these extremely difficult times.  

The people of Myanmar need your help. Click here to learn more about Operation Blessing’s efforts to help displaced families in Myanmar. Visit ob.org/obcrisis to get involved and bring aid to victims of disaster.

Around the world, Operation Blessing friends like you are shining the light of God’s love into some of the hardest and most difficult places. In Myanmar, and other hot spots of conflict and violence, Operation Blessing supporters are reaching out with powerful and effective humanitarian aid. Thank you for being a part of this important work.

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  • Hi my name is Robert and my wife and I have helped partner with Operation Blessing,CBN, and Orphans Promise  because we know for sure that you guys are indeed on the ground helping people in need and for that we believe in your ministry. Can you guys please help us we are from Houma,LA too and our home suffered roof damage and mold is growing all on the walls we do believe its fixable but we really don’t know because we have never rebuilt before and we really love our home but we don’t know when or if we’ll be able to live in it again. Right now we’re still evacuated at a hotel in El Dorado,Arkansas until October but after that date we’re not sure what’s going to happen. We can’t believe this has happened to us after losing our home to Katrina in 2005 an now this on the very same exact date of the anniversary of Katrina is really devastating if you can help in anyway even if it’s to help adequately tarp the roof I promise you it would be beyond anything I could ask think or imagine I know you guys do whatever you can for people and for that I am grateful Thank you for the work you do All over the world and thank you for helping people here in my community as well. I moved here in 2007 a little after Katrina and from what I hear, folks here have never experienced this level of destruction and neither have I. I just pray for a SPEEDY recovery for all of us and much Thanks to  Operation Blessing and all the other boots on the ground helping to assist in this recovery process.

    • Operation Blessing says:

      Hi Robert, So sorry to hear that! I will pass this along to our US Disaster team. You can also call 1-800-730-2537 or Life Church in Houma to request help. Many blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • I wanted to come help but was told they couldn’t give me a place to lay my head at night! I don’t know where to stay or where to go.

  • Good afternoon Operation Blessing!
    My name is Tammy. I was wondering if you need any volunteers for anything while you’re in Louisiana? I live in Gray, Louisiana. I have my own transportation and live nearby. I enjoy helping if you will have me.