R.E.A.C.T. Myanmar (Burma)

Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May 2008 leaving around 140,000 people dead or missing. More than 2.4 million people were severely affected. Global Hand sees the ongoing need and is committed to playing our part, even after the initial response has slowed down.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

If you have information to contribute, or if you need information you cannot find here, please let us know at enquiries@globalhand.org.

“Partnerships between humanitarian actors and private sector companies should be developed in which the core competencies of both parties are valued and leveraged. Though financial contributions may sometimes be easier for humanitarian actors to accept and use, humanitarian action would benefit significantly from access to the expertise, resources, and global, regional, and local networks of the private sector.”

[Source: WEF/OCHA Guiding Principles for Public-Private Collaboration for Humanitarian Action]


Several organisations within the Global Hand community and beyond have responded to this situation. Those indicated below with a [*] are Global Hand verified NGOs.


Would you like to donate to NGOs who are responding to this crisis?

You are welcome to place an offer of freight, human resources, funding or goods on the Global Hand site. Validated Global Hand members will be able to respond to your offer and use it in an appropriate and responsible manner. Please indicate in the description of your offer that you would like to respond to the cyclone in Myanmar.


  • Financial donations: to donate, fill out the form and we will seek to connect you for fuller discussion of the question in hand
  • Reconstruction services, health services and educational services
  • Livelihood and income generation schemes
  • Health kits, medicines and medical supplies, esp. for malaria and diarrhea; family household kits (containing cooking and cleaning implements, tools, torches, and jerry cans); generators; insecticide-treated bed nets and blankets; fishing boats and agricultural assistance including livestock

Click here to offer freight, human resources, funding or goods

Would you like further information?
Click here to see questions we are frequently asked by donors.


Please visit the website of the Logistics Cluster for information regarding Customs and Logistics for the situation in Myanmar.


Further links you may find helpful for the Myanmar crisis.

Would you like to contact us?
If you would like to discuss a response to the Myanmar cyclone further, feel free to contact us:


+852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office, HQ (Katey Kenworthy)
+44 7792 419903 for UK office (Ben Solanky)


Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Myanmar


Myanmar: Tropical Cyclone Nargis - May 2008