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How to Help Children in Disasters Return to Happiness
A week-long workshop by the Ministry of Local Government in collaboration with UNICEF concluded today at the Biltmore Plaza. Representatives from both private and public sector agencies and organizations that work with the youth participated in a Return to Happiness training that taught the participants with the knowhow when providing support to children, who may be adversely affected by traumatic experiences. These are particularly as it relates to fires, natural disasters such as hurricanes and even murders. News Five spoke with Denise Robateau of UNICEF and C.E.O. in the Ministry of Local Government Kerry Belisle about what is expected of the participants when they return to their respective…
Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands
Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said on Monday.
Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rain began to lash the heart of the Southeast Asian country in early July, driving some people to higher land or seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries, a disaster relief official said.
“The situation is under control, but what happens now will depend on the weather,” Ko Ko Naing, director general of the ministry of social welfare, relief and resettlement, told Reuters…