New Delhi: Internet major Google has initiated an online donation campaign for the cyclone victims in Myanmar and has committed to provide up to one million dollars financial assistance for relief works.
Google, which would donate up to one million dollars for the relief works in Myanmar, has called upon users to join efforts to assist the cyclone victims.
Myanmar was hit by the devastating Cyclone Nargis last week. Although, the exact death toll is yet to emerge, nearly one lakh people are estimated to have been killed in the disaster.
The search engine has teamed with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Direct Relief International, an NGO which provides medical assistance to people affected by poverty, disaster and civil unrest.
“Your donation will help survivors and other disaster victims rebuild their communities and their lives. In addition, when you donate on this page, Google donates too. We’ll donate up to one million dollars to help organisations provide relief,” said a message posted on the webpage (www.google.com/myanmarcyclone).
The initiative of Google is titled ‘Support disaster relief in Myanmar´. However, details of the donations made through the website were not available.
Meanwhile, American Red Cross which has the ‘International Response Fund´ through which people can make donations for relief works across nations, has called for donations for the Myanmar cyclone victims.
People can donate a minimum of $10 and also have the option to make the contribution to a specific disaster.