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Company contributions to Burma cyclone relief (2008)

español - ArcelorMittal anuncia una donación en favor de las víctimas del ciclón en Myanmar, 29 mayo 2008: ArcelorMittal realiza una donación de 100.000 euros a la ONG Save The Children, para contribuir a la ayuda humanitaria destinada a las víctimas de la catástrofe…

Cyclone disaster in Myanmar - What can business do?, 14 May 2008: Further to the potential macro pressure, the next question is on what is being done by individual companies that have a presence in Myanmar?...Arguably it is the companies on the ground that have the greatest responsibility to provide support...[refers to companies providing some form of support: Total, Exotissimo, PTT, Chevron, Lonely Planet, Abercrombie & Kent, Asia TransPacific Journeys, Google, Microsoft, Intrepid Travel]

Leber Jeweler press release on Burma [PDF], 13 May 2008: …Since 1962 this nation has suffered under the rule of brutal dictatorships that have committed a long list of human rights abuses…They continue to use the revenue from the sale of natural gas, timber, and gemstones to fund their reign of terror...Leber Jeweler Inc. remains firmly committed to supporting the Block Burmese JADE Act. This bill will prohibit the importation of gemstones from Burma…In addition, we will continue our work through the Jewelers’ Burma Relief Project to assist the people of Burma by helping to raise awareness of this humanitarian tragedy.

Chevron to give $2 million in aid to Burma, 10 May 2008: Chevron Corp…reported…that it will contribute $2 million to relief efforts there after last week's devastating cyclone. Chevron will give $1 million to the International Federation of the Red Cross to deliver aid to the southeast Asian country…. Another $1 million will be divided among…other groups…

Direct Relief's Corporate Partners Key to Aiding Cyclone Victims, 10 May 2008: Direct Relief is currently planning to airlift more than $200,000 worth of medical aid to the region, thanks to contributions from Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, MedVantx, Mylan Laboratories, Midmark and Sappo Hill Soapworks. Also, thanks to a partnership with Google, Direct Relief has collected more than $60,000 in contributions, 100 percent of which will go to provide aid and support for cyclone victims.

français - Power interpellée pour ses intérêts en Birmanie, 10 mai 2008:
…[selon] le président du conseil et co-chef de la direction de Power, Paul Desmarais..."Total...vient même d'annoncer 2 millions en aide d'urgence (après le cyclone) avec les organisations humanitaires"...

français – Total Birmanie réticent à prêter ses hélicoptères, 10 mai 2008:

La fourmi TOTAL n’est pas prêteuse, telle est la triste conclusion à laquelle étaient parvenus vendredi 9 mai des responsables d’ONG humanitaires françaises présents en Birmanie... [M]ercredi 7 mai,...la direction de TOTAL...avait fait savoir qu’elle « mettait à disposition » des agences de l’ONU et des ONG les hélicoptères (entre 3 et 5) qu’elle affrète...pour ses opérations en territoire birman... Mais apparemment la filiale birmane…n’est pas d’accord : elle craindrait de déplaire aux généraux birmans...

 

français – Birmanie: Total verse deux millions USD, 9 mai 2008:

Le groupe pétrolier français Total, régulièrement dénoncé par des organisations des droits de l'Homme pour sa présence en Birmanie, va faire un don de deux millions de dollars pour les victimes du cyclone Nargis qui a ravagé le pays la semaine dernière.

 

 

español - Bancaja facilita la colaboración con las víctimas de la catástrofe de Myanmar mediante la cuenta de Cruz Roja, 8 mayo 2008: Bancaja facilita la colaboración a través de las aportaciones solidarias para las víctimas de la catástrofe registrada el pasado 2 de mayo en...Birmania, a través de la cuenta que Cruz Roja tiene en la Entidad…Asimismo...todos los empleados pueden colaborar con la labor de Cruz Roja...

Business offering support to Burma, 7 May 2008: Google got a "Support victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma)" link up on their site quickly... Exotissimo…has set up a $10,000 fund…PTT said it was getting ready to ship $400,000 of fuel; Total has made resources available and is working with government officials and international organizations...In all I researched 50 companies. My initial search failed to identify a single company website or news story detailing humanitarian assistance from any of the [Burma Campaign’s] Dirty List companies [other than PTT, Total]...