08 May 2008

WACS extends help to victims of Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis was a strong tropical cyclone that made landfall in Burma (also known as Myanmar) on May 2, 2008, causing catastrophic destruction and at least 22,500 fatalities with a further 41,000 people still missing, and estimates on the final total of fatalities ranging up to 100,000. It is the deadliest named cyclone in the North Indian Ocean Basin, as well as the second deadliest named cyclone of all time, behind Typhoon Nina. Including unnamed storms, Nargis is the 12th deadliest cyclone of all time. Nargis was the first tropical cyclone to strike the country since Cyclone Mala made landfall in 2006.

From Continental Director for Asia, Chef John Sloane:

Dear All,

The Information I have just been able to get. Please note that for the Asia Pacific & Africa Region, I have appointed Mr Kurt Brueschweiler kurt.brueschweiler@piac.aero who is residing in Karachi to help me coordinate efforts. He was long time resident in Myanmar and knows Oliver very well along chefs etc on the ground there.

As you can see bank details are attached:

Hilfe für Entwicklungsländer e.V action myanmar

Mallu und Dr. med. Werner Heller

Wildenbruchstr.66, 40545 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49(0)211 55 47 69

Fax: +49(0)211 55 80 107

Dresdner Bank Düsseldorf

BLZ 300 800 00

Kto.-Nr. 36565000


IBAN DE62 3008 0000 0365 6500 00

To all World Wide Presidents: I seek you cooperation to help in this time of need for Myanmar.


John Sloane

Continental Director Asia

World Association of Chefs Societies

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