Oxfam Acts: Devastating earthquake strikes China; etc..

Conditions worsen from Myanmar cyclone
May 15, 2008
Dear james m, More aid is needed.
Oxfam’s local partners are on the ground, providing aid where it’s most needed – we need your help.
Donate to Oxfam’s Myanmar Cyclone Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
 
https://donate.oxfamamerica.org/02/myanmar_be/n7pAdXl11r9-7?
In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis – which struck Myanmar on May 3, washing away entire communities – conditions remain dire for millions of people. Food and water shortages are rapidly increasing the risk of disease, and more bad weather threatens those who have survived.
Rain from another storm is already falling in Myanmar, with up to 5 inches to come, further worsening the situation.
Oxfam, through its five partner organizations in Myanmar, has responded with direct aid, but we need your help – especially given the scope of the disaster. Our partner organizations have already been able to help more than 68,000 people and are spending more than $100,000 a day. While the funds we’ve raised are getting through, they are not yet sufficient to the task at hand.
We’ve committed to providing an initial $1.8 million in resources to respond to this crisis. We cannot provide this support on our own.
Please click here today and make a secure online donation to our Myanmar Cyclone Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
With deaths now predicted to exceed 120,000, and over 500,000 people left homeless, the toll from this storm continues to rise – and those numbers only begin to tell the story. In fact, according to the U.N., a lack of food, water, and sanitation and the outbreak of diseases such as cholera have all combined to leave up to 2.5 million people in urgent need of aid.
It is crucial that people get help now to avoid unnecessary deaths and suffering.
That is why we need your support. Oxfam, through its local partners on the ground, is working now to provide direct aid where it’s needed most – including fuel for search and rescue missions, food, and medicine – and we’re laying the groundwork for what will likely be a recovery process that will last years.
Will you help? Please click here today to make a tax-deductible gift to Oxfam’s Myanmar Cyclone Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
We also need your help to spread the word – please tell your friends and family about this disaster as soon as possible, and direct them to https://donate.oxfamamerica.org/02/myanmar.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – and for bringing hope to the people of Myanmar.
Sincerely,
Raymond C. Offenheiser
President
Oxfam America
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Devastating earthquake strikes China
May 13, 2008
Dear james m,
12,000 confirmed dead and nearly 19,000 still buried.
Your help is needed urgently.
Donate Today to Oxfam America’s China Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund.
Just 2 days ago, China experienced its worst natural disaster since 1976 when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan Province. So far, there have been at least 12,000 confirmed deaths, and nearly 19,000 people are still trapped beneath the rubble in one city alone.
Oxfam has launched an initial assessment, and survivors of the earthquake are most in need of clean water, food, medicine, clothing, and blankets. We are also anticipating long-term rehabilitation needs, as recovering from this disaster will take months or years.
We know what needs to be done – now all we need is you.
Click here to make a secure online donation to our China Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund.
We are focusing on two major emergency responses right now: efforts continue in Myanmar after the May 3 cyclone, and our response to the earthquake in China is ramping up. In Myanmar – aided by your support – Oxfam partners are now providing $100,000 in direct aid each day and have already assisted over 68,000 people in areas affected by the cyclone.
The damage in China is significant. Roads were blocked by giant boulders, cutting off access to remote regions, and huge buildings like schools and hospitals have crumbled. Rescue missions are ongoing, with crews working round the clock to find those trapped in the rubble and rescue workers attending to the needs of thousands who have been injured, lost their homes, or lost loved ones.
By donating to our China Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund, you will enhance our ability to respond rapidly and effectively to this most recent disaster in China, with emergency supplies and long-term rehabilitation.
Can we count on you? Click here to make a tax-deductible gift to Oxfam’s China Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund today.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – and for bringing hope to people in crisis.
Sincerely,
Raymond C. Offenheiser
President
Oxfam America
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