International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma


Thursday, May 8, 2008

FBR: Update on Relief to Burma

8 May 2008

Dear Friends,

Thanks for your help and your response for those affected by the cyclone and Burma Army oppression. In spite of the cyclone, the Burma Army continues to displace and attack people in ethnic areas of Burma and our teams are responding at this time. The cyclone-affected area is an area directly under the control of the dictators and we have no full time relief teams there. For the cyclone-affected area, we are now developing a relief network consisting of local groups that can respond to this disaster. This network will assess the needs, purchase or order supplies, package them, transport them and distribute them in the most caring and efficient manner. They will account for and report on the assistance given.

From Thailand, we are working closely with Partners Relief and Development to provide cash and material assistance to this network. Right now two groups of people are in great need-- those displaced by the cyclone and those displaced by the attacking Burma Army. If you want to support relief efforts to the FBR teams in the areas under attack and to the network that we are forming in the cyclone areas, please designate your donation for FBR Relief. If you want to support Cyclone Relief only, please designate your donation as such.

Note: The dictators of Burma continue to directly attack their own people and in the case of the cyclone provided no warning, nor did they provide any immediate response to help people in need. An ongoing challenge will be to ensure that relief materials and funds go to those in need and are not diverted by the dictators. We will be sending help through the network of individuals and churches that we have now in Burma and we will be relying on them to account for and report on the relief assistance.

Thanks and God Bless you,
Free Burma Rangers

 

 


**Donations can be made the following ways :

1. Donate online via PayPal on the Free Burma Rangers website:

http://www.freeburmarangers.org/About_Us/Support/

2. Send a check to:

Thai Christian Foundation
6116 N. Central
Expressway. Suite 518 L.B., Dallas, Texas 75206 U.S.A.

Designate funds for FBR (If there is a specific project you would like your funds used for, please include this in the memo line or in a note with the check)
Tax ID: The EIN for TCF is 75-1730296.

 

 

The Free Burma Ranger’s (FBR) mission is to provide hope, help and love to internally displaced people inside Burma, regardless of ethnicity or religion. Using a network of indigenous field teams, FBR reports on human rights abuses, casualties and the humanitarian needs of people who are under the oppression of the Burma Army. FBR provides medical, spiritual and educational resources for IDP communities as they struggle to survive Burmese military attacks.

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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
"Justice is a dream. But it is a dream we are determined to realize."