The Non Government Organisation (NGO) Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF)is an open forum for New Zealand-based NGOs that have an interest and involvement in humanitarian response and emergency management issues. Find out more
Cyclone Mahasan weakened into a tropical storm as it made landfall on Thursday 16 May, but it still brought tidal surges, heavy rain and strong winds, causing considerable damage in the fishing villages of Bangladesh and, to a lesser extent, Myanmar. OCHA (IRIN/Brendan Brady).
A common response to disasters overseas is to donate goods that are thought to be urgently needed. Receiving goods that have not been specifically requested by humanitarian agencies can be a hindrance on operations as they can clog up airports and docks and prevent essential supplies from reaching people in disaster-affected areas. If you would like to contribute, a cash donation helps buy whatever is needed most, but from local businesses, which reduces collection, sorting, and transport costs all the while helping to rebuild local economies. Please go to the Latest Emergency page to find organisations with appeals for this emergency.
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