Tuesday, May 6, 2008


In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, aid has begun to arrive.

A number of charities have already launched appeals for money to support their work helping survivors. You can make a donation online with the following charities:

Red Cross was on the ground soon after the storm hit. It is gearing up to meet survivors' needs for shelter and clean water. $10 will provide water purification tablets for 60 people:

Oxfam is supporting partners in Burma and will be working with the UN and other agencies to provide additional aid. You can support its efforts by making a donation to its emergency fund, which is used to finance its emergency work around the world:

Christian Aid has already committed £50,000 for local partners to carry out relief work and has launched an appeal to raise more funds:

Save the Children is working in all the worst hit areas. It is distributing food and items including plastic sheeting to those hit hardest by the disaster. It is seeking donations to it general fund:

Tearfund is supporting partners in Burma, including World Concern Myanmar and the Myanmar Baptist Convention, who will be providing food, water and other basics to those affected by the cyclone. It is appealing for donations to its disasters fund:

(via The Guardian)

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