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Myanmar’s Magway flood victims choose the intervention best suited to their needs

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The affected communities discussed how the cash grants should be used and who should be eligible. Such community participation and decision making process is vital for the success of humanitarian assistance.01/02/2012 – In January 2012, a small team of ECHO field officers travelled to the Magway ‘dry zones’ to see the impact of aid allocated to communities affected by flash floods three months earlier. The flooding had destroyed houses, crops and killed the livestock of these agricultural communities. They have now rebounded quickly by being involved in the process of deciding what they needed most… Read the full entry