Burma Cyclone

Latest News: Vollies funnel aid through Thai Border:Christian Science Monitor by karenzr

Simon Montlake reports in the Christian Science Monitor that grassroots groups are funneling aid through the volative Thai-Burma border region.

An excerpt:

<<Aid is also trickling over the Thai-Burmese border, a hotbed of activism against Burma’s regime. It’s a backdoor channel for aid groups unwilling or unable to go through the front. By tapping an existing underground network in Burma, they try to bypass official channels and put aid directly in the hands of the most needy. >>



Donations: International Organization for Migration appeals for aid funds by carpediemdg

The International Organization for Migration has assembled a team of relief experts and has appealed to the international community to cough up US $ 8 million for cyclone response. They have provided a breakdown of where the financing gaps are and how much impact the funds can have here. Those in the U.S. can donate on the same page and internationally you can donate here.

For more information please contact:

Chris Lom
IOM’s Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand
E-mail: clom@iom.int


From the Field: Update from a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand by karenzr
May 8, 2008, 9:20 pm
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My friends Justin & Zoe have been teaching photography to Burmese refugees in Mae Sot, Thailand, for the past few months. Mae Sot is a small town just across the border from the Karen state of Burma. I had just sent them a worried email when I saw their latest blog post. They say Mae Sot was hit with heavy rains but there’s been no real damage, and no one has yet arrived in Mae Sot from the interior of Myanmar. Also of interest: their beautiful project, Unseen Mae La.