As the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Mocha becomes known, we join the people of Myanmar in mourning those lost and are taking immediate action to support humanitarian response efforts. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States is providing an initial $200,000 to supplement ongoing relief activities. This additional funding will provide for critical shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance in Rakhine and Chin States.
In the days prior to Cyclone Mocha’s landfall, U.S. government partners mobilized humanitarian response operations, including prepositioning emergency food, shelter materials, core relief items, and medical supplies.
The U.S. government is working with partners on the ground to evaluate impact and priority needs. It is critical that humanitarian organizations be able to access and serve those communities most in need. The United States is committed to continuing to help those affected in the days, weeks, and months ahead.