Thursday, May 08, 2008

Maynmar Cyclone

"Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also known as Burma with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands more people homeless."

I've been watching this story with great sadness. All the news reports say it's not only hard to get relief in to the people quickly, but the government is making it difficult for international aid organizations to send help. If you are wondering how you can contribute check out this blog: Network for Good. It has a list of aid agencies that are working to bring relief to the people of Myanmar. Read this page to find out how Network for Good operates, and go directly to the charity's home page if you would rather work that way. Here's another list of charities from the New York Times.

Read more news: "Myanmar's junta has given the U.S. military permission to fly in relief supplies for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis as a top U.S. diplomat warned that the death toll from a devastating cyclone could top 100,000."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is awful. I imagine it must be so horrifying to survive the cyclone itself, only to wonder about loved ones and watch so many more die due to illness and lack of basic supplies.