Myanmar cyclone: How you can help

A list of relief organisations taking donations for victims of the Myanmar cyclone.

    Emergency aid will prevent disease and help survivors rebuild their lives [Reuters]

     

    Emergency relief organisations around the world are appealing for funds to help survivors of the deadly cyclone in Myanmar.

     

    Most are appealing for cash rather than donated goods, which they say enables them to target aid most efficiently and where it is most urgently needed.

     

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    Here are some of the organisations who have launched emergency appeals. Many are taking international donations by credit card, or through local banks:

     

    Click on the names of the organisations to link to their websites

     

    Unicef

      - The United Nations' Childrens Fund

     

    World Food Programme

     

    The UK Disasters Emergency Committee

    is an umbrella organisation of 13 international relief charities, including the British Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children. It accepts donations from the UK and overseas.

     

    World Vision

    (Australia)

     

    Save The Children

     (USA and international)

     

    Muslim Aid

    (UK)

     

    Medecins Sans Frontieres

    (list of offices worldwide)

     

    International Committee of the Red Cross/Red Crescent

     

    National branches of the Red Cross/Red Crescent may also be organising local appeals. For example:

     

    American Red Cross

     

    Malaysian Red Crescent

     

    Action Aid

     

    Adventist Development and Relief Agency

     

    Air Serv International

     

    Amercian Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

     

    Amercian Jewish World Service

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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