Filed under: Donations, Events, International Response, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: Burma, Donations, Events, fundraising, orphans, queens
3hird Medium Band will host a concert in Queens on July 12 to raise money for children orphaned by Cyclone Nargis. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Complimentary food and drinks will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Concert kicks off at 7 p.m at the Walter Crowley Intermediate School, 50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. For tickets contact Ko Ye Lin at 646-299-1683.
Filed under: Donations, Events, International Response, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: aid, benefit, Donations, moegyo, new york city, queens, relief, sunnyside, volunteers
The note below is from the team at Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation, a group of volunteers from around the world who are working to bring relief to cyclone victims in Burma.
Please come and support us to raise fund for the victims of cyclone in
We will have different kind of authentic Burmese food, Cold and Hot
drinks, Gift Items, and T-shirts at the event.
Date: June 28, 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Location: PS-150, 40-01 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
The Moegyo Team
“Joining hands to save people life in Myanmar (Burma)”
Together, we can make a difference!
Filed under: Donations, International Response, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: 8-8-08, advocacy, artwork, Burma, design, Donations, relief, t-shirt
8-8-08 for Burma invites artists to submit original artwork for a tee shirt that will benefit relief and advocacy efforts for the peoples of Burma. Artists are invited to view the photo galleries provided on the 8-8-08 for Burma website to inspire their work.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF, by July 2, 2008.
Filed under: From the Field, International Response, Latest News, Opinion/Editorial, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: cyclone nargis, doctors, irrawaddy delta, Than Shwe, The Irrawaddy
As news about the Myanmar cyclone and it’s aftermath recedes into the background (including in the media), an op-ed in the Burmese news magazine, The Irrawaddy, sheds light on why the junta refused assistance from the U.S. military. And I quote,
“What the generals truly fear is that if they allow US warships and foreign forces to come to the aid of cyclone survivors in the Irrawaddy delta, people will soon rise up and the regime would be overthrown. That fear prevented the Than Shwe regime from allowing the US to come in and help.”
As the fate of more than 2 million remains unknown, local Burmese sources such as The Irrawaddy are good to remain tuned in to what’s happening on the ground.
Some of the it’s top stories include:
- Foreign doctors leave cyclone-hit Burma
- UN Official warns of ‘disastrous consequences’ for food without diesel
- Obstacles force donors to abandon the delta
- The troops have arrived at last, but where’s the aid?
- Nargi’s Number Game
There’s tons more stories here.–Divya
Filed under: International Response, Latest News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: 8-8-08, china, chinese, olympics, opposition, politics, tianamen square
On August 8, 1988, students in Rangoon led a wave of mass popular protest against the Burmese junta. The military government responded with a brutal crackdown– it was, roughly, the Burmese Tianamen Square.
The 20-year anniversary of the uprising is approaching, and August 8, 2008 also marks the start of the Olympics, hosted by the Chinese, who consistently defend the Burmese government in the international arena. The exile group 8-8-08 for Burma just launched a new site criticizing China and calling on readers to take action to draw attention to human rights abuses in Burma.
Filed under: Donations, Events, Facebook, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: charity, cyclone nargis, desis in dc
There is a facebook group for this event
Event: charity happy hour for Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) “donate generously”
Host: Desis in DC
When: Thursday, May 29 at 6:00pm
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
Filed under: Donations, International Response, Latest News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: Burmese American Association of Texas, Donations, Indo-American organizations
(Via Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Students, Columbia Journalism School)
ASSISTANCE TO MYANMAR (BURMA) CYCLONE RELIEF:
Indo-American organization leaders in Houston met with members of Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT) to discuss specific ways to provide assistance to cyclone victims at Madras Pavilion Sugar Land on May 19th 2008.
Options for donations are as follows:
- Donations by Credit Cards, go to www.baatx.org
(Online donations are processed by a secure site)
- Donations by phone, please call AAFS staff at 713-339-3688
(9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
- Donations by Cash/Check, please mail to:
Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT)
P.O. Box 3359
Sugar Land, Texas 77487
Payable to: BAAT Memo: Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund
For more information contact us at email@example.com
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Filed under: Events, International Response, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: china, global giving, mymr burma fundraiser, sichuan earthquake
(Via Myra Dahgaypaw who works for the Burmese government-in-exile or NCGUB)
This event (part awareness and part concert) is already over unfortunately but it might still be helpful to know that it happened. Click on image to learn more.
Filed under: International Response, Latest News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: activism, exiles, International Response, military intervention, petition
Here’s a new petition calling for military intervention in Burma. Please note: this is not an endorsement, just an FYI.
<<We , with the fellow Burmese people in and outside Burma , and the people of the world, have been caught in ultimate griefs and anxieties for the unprecedented plight of the victims of cyclonic storm Nargis , which has compelled us to submit this petition as we are getting through these agonizing weeks of despair and powerlessness since we all learned that this natural disaster has turned into a man-made one because xenophobic Burmese military junta is unnecessarily restricting international aids and rescue operations . >>
Filed under: From the Field, International Response, Latest News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: Add new tag, americares, IOM, twitter
Here’s a comment from someone on one of my earlier posts about the International Organization for Migration seeking $ 8 million from international donors for cyclone relief.
One of my clients, AmeriCares, delivered medical supplies and medicines to IOM, one of its partners in Burma, earlier this morning. You can find more about what IOM and AmeriCares is doing with the shipment of supplies on Twitter: