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a VirtualTourist member from Bangkok

Myanmar (Burma)

support for Burmese people

In the midst of all the news about the recent unrest in Burma, and the controversy about tourists visiting the country (and I wholeheartedly advocate that tourists SHOULD visit Burma/Myanmar), one issue that gets lost in the media glare is the plight of the "average" Burmese citizen. With the recent petrol price increases, many people are having a much harder time in their daily lives. The UN's World Food Program has estimated that 5 million people in the country are in need of immediate food aid. I just heard about a new organization that is selling "red bands" to support the monks and people of Burma/Myanmar. You might check out their website (redbandforburma) and see if it's something you would want to support.
If links are okay, I'll include it here:
http://www.redbandforburma.com/





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