Burma Vision: Purpose
|Ethnic States in Burma (Myanmar). Enlarge
The same brutal dictatorship that has stymied relief efforts after Cyclone Nargis and imprisoned monks also impoverished a previously wealthy Burma renaming it "Myanmar." With no local neighboring country threats, the military dictatorship oppresses ethnic groups within Burma itself. After more than 60 years of civil war, many Burma people have never had any form of vision screening, spectacles, medicine or eye surgical care. Working with like-minded relief organization affiliates, Burma Vision aims to plan, procure transport and deliver the public health components related to the eyes and vision: vision screening, dispensing of spectacles, eye drops and collaborate to bring cataract and other eye surgery to this needy region.
|Oppressed Karen villagers flee Burma Army attack.
|the REASON for Burma Vision