Dear sisters and friends,

Burma/Myanmar: Urgent Appeal for Donations

We are writing to ask you to support this appeal for money from the Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar where people are risking their lives to oppose a military coup, which overthrew their democratically elected government.  The military has killed more than 850 people and imprisoned more than 4,500, torturing many, since February 1st. Tens of thousands have been forced to flee to escape the repression and air strikes against towns, cities and villages, and are hiding in the jungle.

KWO is the long-established women’s organization providing direct assistance to ensure the survival of Karen women and their families. The Global Women’s Strike has met KWO and we are confident that it is best placed to ensure that aid reaches those who need it most.

Below is a report of the situation in Karen state and the aid that is being provided. KWO is asking for donations to provide food, sleeping mats, mosquito netting, birthing supplies, and basic medicines. Please donate here.

Copied from Karen Women’s Organization website