More than one million people have been hit by monsoon rains and flooding in recent days, with the death toll reportedly hitting 99 by Monday morning.
ANZ Myanmar Chief Representative Rajesh Ahuja said: “People in low lying areas have been devastated and even as rains ease there are fears that disease will spread given the amount of damage to already minimal sanitation infrastructure. We hope this donation will go some way toward helping families rebuild and recover, with clean-up efforts supported by experienced aid agencies now underway.”
In addition to the $US10,000 donation, ANZ Myanmar and local staff have raised more than $US2500 combined to help get much-needed supplies to those worst affected.
The first Australian bank to receive a licence to operate from the Central Bank of Myanmar, ANZ established a representative office in Yangon in March 2013. It expects to open a branch in September, providing corporate banking services to foreign companies, joint ventures and local financial institutions.
For more information on how to donate, please visit: https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/myanmar-flood-emergency