On 13 April 2016, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occured in the Sagaing region (mid-eastern Myanmar). The earthquake reported occured at a depth of 135km.
As of 14 April 2016, no casualties have been reported. Caritas Myanmar is currently in touch with the Dioceases of Kalay and Mandalay to collect more information to decide on what support may be needed.
CHARIS will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and provide updates on the situation from our various Caritas counterparts. We appeal to our Catholic community for solidarity through prayers to express our love and concern for our brothers and sisters impacted by the earthquake.
In the meantime, should you wish to donate towards these and other humanitarian situations, you can print and complete our downloadable donation form to send a crossed cheque payable to "Humanitarian Aid Fund" to CHARIS at 55 Waterloo Street, #07-02, Catholic Centre Singapore 187954. Please contact Sylvester Singh at 6337 4119 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require any assistance.