Here are photos of people forced to leave church-run emergency care camps. They are being forced to go back to their devastated villages. Religious leaders pleaded with and begged the dictators’ army to let the people stay but most were forced to leave.
|SPDC authorities forcing cyclone victims back to their destroyed villages. 30 May,2008, Photo: Delta Tears|
|Cyclone victims forced to return to their destroyed villages. 30 May, 2008, Photo: Delta Tears|
Cyclone victims forced to return to their destroyed villages. 30 May 2008, Photo: Delta Tears
30 May 2008 Report from Delta Tears, a local network bringing relief to cyclone victims:
“This morning SPDC authorities sent approximately 400 cyclone victims who were taking temporary shelter at the Yangon, Kayin Baptist Convention Compound back to their home areas.
- The victims were very sad. None of them want to go to a SPDC-run camp or back to their villages.
- The victims are not sure where the government will really send them and are afraid.
- Many victims cried at the news they would be sent back and some said they hear the sound of waves. They are very afraid to return to their villages.
- Religious leaders begged and pleaded with the SPDC to allow victims to continue stay in the compound, but only sick and non-ambulatory women could stay.”
End of Delta Tears report.
Thank you for your continued help and prayers for these people. Despite the obstruction of relief by Burma’s dictators, our local partners continue to provide assistance, love and hope to the cyclone victims.
God Bless you,
Free Burma Rangers