Thursday, May 8, 2008

BURMA CYCLONE - NGO APPEALS

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From Vicky Bowan

BURMA/MYANMAR: CYCLONE NARGIS APPEALS



The following experienced NGOs have all been established on the ground in Burma for many years, including in Irrawaddy, Bago, Yangon Divisions and Rakhine and Mon States.  They are variously already conducting assessments
and starting to provide support to the populations hit by the cyclone.

The websites give links to their Nargis appeals, and will allow you to claim Gift Aid for your donation if you are a UK taxpayer, maximising the effectiveness.


Save the Children (UK)

Have launched a £5million appeal
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/32_5455.htm



Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF (NL)

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/32_5455.htm
working in Yangon area including Hlaingthaya, Dalla and Twante



Merlin

http://www.merlin.org.uk/Lists/News-Detail.aspx?id=687

£500,000 appeal

Medical team sent to Laputta

Have been active in Irrawaddy Division for some time


Care
<http://www.careinternational.org.uk/CARE%20APPEALS%20TO%20BRITISH%20PUBLIC%
20AS%20DEATH%20TOLL%20FROM%20CYCLONE%20NARGIS%20RISES%20+11253.twl>
http://www.careinternational.org.uk/CARE%20APPEALS%20TO%20BRITISH%20PUBLIC%2
0AS%20DEATH%20TOLL%20FROM%20CYCLONE%20NARGIS%20RISES%20+11253.twl

Currently working on needs in South Dagon and Thaketa



World Vision

https://www.worldvision.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.127
You can identify your donation to their Myanmar cyclone appeal



International Federation of the Red Cross

http://www.ifrc.org/Docs/News/pr08/2108.asp
Have been working to build the grassroots capacity of the Myanmar Red Cross
Society which has a network of volunteers throughout the country

Not an NGO, but UNICEF is also organised and active throughout the country, and appealing for funds

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/myanmar_43788.html



There are also a number of small NGOs and private initiatives, some of which wish to remain below the radar, so are not included in this list

For a list of US NGOs which are accepting contributions for Nargis (not all of whom have an on-the-ground presence)

http://interaction.org/burma


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