The situation in Myanmar/Burma post-Cyclone Nargis worsens. Since the military junta is letting few aid agencies in to assist with relief efforts, there are many people who still need assistance. If you can help with a donation, you can help make a difference. Avaaz.org is a reputable agency co-founded by Re-Publica and Move-On that promotes political action on issues such as climate change, human rights, and religious conflicts. Avaaz is also a co-organizer of the Global Day of Action for Burma along with Burma Campaign UK and Amnesty International.
From Avaaz.org – “… the government has slowed the urgent process of providing humanitarian relief–so Avaaz is raising funds for the International Burmese Monks Organization and related groups, which will transmit funds directly to monasteries in affected areas.
In many of the worst-hit areas, the monasteries are the only source of shelter and food for Burma’s poorest people. They have been on the front lines of the aid effort since the storm struck. Other forms of aid could be delayed, diverted or manipulated by the Burmese government–but the monks are the most trusted and reliable institution in the country.”
Burmese monk appeal for cyclone relief