Give now to help Myanmar cyclone victims

The latest official figures suggest at least 22,000 people have died in Myanmar as a result of Cyclone Nargis, and right now more than 19,000 Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to try and help those affected by what could be the worlds deadliest storm since 1991.

Red Cross has now launched an emergency appeal to support relief efforts already underway.

Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes and possessions as well as their livelihoods.

More than one million people may be displaced, and one of the key challenges now will be to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases in those left exposed to the elements, Australian Red Cross CEO Robert Tickner said.

To donate to the Myanmar Cyclone Nargis appeal visit www.redcross.org.au or phone 1800 811 700


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