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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