Disaster Relief: Myanmar
- People to People Ministries
Myanmar - On Sunday, January 7 th , the Kanan village in Myanmar suffered an unexpected air strike which killed 17 civilians and wounded around 20 people. Out of the 17 killed, there were 9 child casualties, including a sixteen-year-old boy who attended the IPHC church plant in Myanmar.
While the country of Myanmar has seen its share of violence over the years, the attacks became harsher around 2021, when the military ousted the elected official Aung San Suu Kyi, angering the voting citizens. After this occurrence, a rebellion against the government arose which resulted in many violent repercussions from the military.
While the local media reported the attack on Sunday, the military government has taken no responsibility, claiming that it was fake news spread by anti-military outlets. According to Myanmar’s IPHC national leader, James Lian Sai, the Kanan villagers fled to the near by towns and jungles and are now looking to People to People for assistance with their food and medical supply needs. The local IPHC church will also be sending donations to the family who lost their 16 year old son.
People to People asks that you would keep the people of Myanmar in your prayers, especially those who are currently in hiding without the basic needs of food, water, or medical supplies. To aid in the disaster relief efforts, visit the People to People give page at PTP Disaster Relief- Overseas - Give IPHC or you can give by check to project number 09055D, and send it to PO Box 27020 Oklahoma City, OK 73137.