Tuesday, May 6, 2008 | 6:22 PM
Many of the non-profits in the Google Grants program are taking part in the relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma).
We'd like to call attention to some of those organizations here so that you can get involved, provide support and learn more about the disaster affecting the people of Myanmar.
- Direct Relief is lending support to regional humanitarian assistance groups. Read more or donate to help.
- Doctors Without Borders has been assessing the needs of residents throughout the affected townships and is setting up first emergency response teams. Read more or donate to help.
- The International Rescue Committee is sending emergency teams to Myanmar to provide assistance to those left homeless by the disaster. Read more or donate to help.
- Oxfam America has already committed $800,000 to help non-governmental organizations meet immediate needs in Myanmar, through a mixture of funding, technical expertise and equipment where required. Read more or donate to help.
- Save the Children is collecting donations for the immediate and long-term needs of children and families impacted. Read more or donate to help.
- UNICEF's Myanmar field staff have begun delivering emergency supplies to Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta. Read more or donate to help.
- World Vision is seeking $3M in global donations to provide aid to devastated children and families. Read more or donate to help.
Action Against Hunger's response to the cyclone's devastation includes distribution of rice, water purification tablets, and shelters. The team of 300+ national staff and 21 expats also plan to rehabilitate water distribution systems and promote basic hygiene. Read more or donate to help.
AmeriCares has assembled medical and other life-saving humanitarian supplies at their Stamford, CT and Amsterdam warehouses to be shipped immediately to their partners on the ground in Myanmar. Read more or donate to help.
Foundation for the People of Burma's immediate response to the disaster will focus on organizing and funding emergency services and supplies. Read more or donate to help.
CARE's staff in Myanmar is providing food, water and other emergency relief to cyclone survivors. CARE is requesting donations to the Myanmar Cyclone Response Fund, which will raise $10 million for emergency services and longer-term efforts to rebuild lives in the
affected communities. Read more or donate to help.