Giving to Monasteries in Burma

May 12, 2008

image - avaazlogo - from www.avaaz.orgAvaaz is raising funds for the International Burmese Monks Organization and related groups, which will transmit funds directly to monasteries in affected areas.

[See also Myanmar Seizes U.N. Food for Cyclone Victims and Blocks Foreign Experts – New York Times]

In many of the worst-hit areas, the monasteries are the only source of shelter and food for Burma’s poorest people. They have been on the front lines of the aid effort since the storm struck. Other forms of aid could be delayed, diverted or manipulated by the Burmese government–but the monks are the most trusted and reliable institution in the country.

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