08 May, 2008

How you can help [Donations - Myanmar - Cyclone Nargis]

Google has donor links up to Unicef ("100% of your contributions through Google Checkout will reach the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support emergency relief efforts for children") and Direct Relief International ("100% of all cash donations go to programs, and not to administration or fundraising") on this dedicated page.


The International Red Cross Red Crescent has launched a preliminary emergency appeal for 6.29 million Swiss francs (USD 5.9 million/€ 3.86 million). Also see this appeal (pdf file). [The IFRC online donation page, which has the option to specify that a donation will go to Myanmar; details on how to make bank transfers; dedicated Cyclone Nargis page]

UNICEF has a dedicated donation page here.

Direct Relief International's Cyclone Nargis page; their donation page; and their tribute donation page (if you would like to donate in honour of or in memory of someone).

Save the Children has a response up here, and their donation page is here.

Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres has an initial response here, and a press release. And this is their donation page.

Thirst-Aid's website says that it is "is uniquely positioned to offer help to the people of Myanmar. Our team is already working to help the people of Yangon. The two factories we helped create to manufacture point of use ceramic water filters are working overtime to produce filters. And our in country health partners are working to set up safe water distribution centers which will provide safe water and re-hydration solutions for those in need." Their Paypal page is here, or can be accessed via the top left corner of their site, or you can support them via their partner, Asia Transpacific Foundation, on this page.

Watch this post for new links. I'll be adding more as I find them.

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