The devastating Myanmar cyclone has killed over 22000 people; thousands are still missing.The death toll is estimated to cross 100,000. A state of emergency has been declared in five regions: the capital city of Yangon, Irrawaddy, Pegu and the states of Karen and Mon. There is massive flooding, power loss, and damage to houses and other buildings.This Fund will support short-term relief and longer-term rebuilding projects.
The GlobalGiving Relief Fund has been established to support the emergency relief programs of organizations in the field.These include Save the Children, IMC, IDE and CHF International
Assistance will be provided to thousands of survivors of Cyclone Nargis that are lacking shelter, drinking water, power and communications.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.