07 May 2008

Burma disaster relief

In some ways, this is worse than Katrina because it's a poorer country, as bad as the tsunami -- maybe worse because Burma's isolation and its insane junta make helping people much more difficult. A US diplomat is estimating that 100,000 may have died. If you want to help, but want to avoid strengthening that regime, the US Campaign for Burma has a donations page where you can designate your donation for cyclone relief. And EarthRights International, another great organization, recommends supporting World Vision, UN World Food Program, Red Cross, UNICEF, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), Islamic Relief, Save the Children, Direct Relief International, Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres. Please be generous.

1 comment:

Erin said...

AmeriCares, a nonprofit international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, is also stationed with 15 tons of medical supplies in Amsterdam, awaiting authorization to enter Myanmar.

To donate to AmeriCares, people can call 1-800-486-HELP or visit www.americares.org or follow us on our Twitter profile, AmeriCares.

Please let me know if you’d like additional information.


Erin Skinner, on behalf of AmeriCares