Featured Charities

We've handpicked 5 charities that we think are doing really great work serving some of the most urgent needs in the region.

They work in under-served areas and their work will benefit communities both in the short- and long-term

1000DaysFund, Eco-Soap and the Cambodian Community Dream Organization are working in rural Southeast Asia, delivering soap, supplies and educational programmes. Hygiene, sanitation and education will not only mitigate the effects of COVID-19 - they'll help these communities far beyond the pandemic. 

 

Mercy Relief is one of the most effective and efficient emergency response NGOs we came across. Donating to them will help them respond to this crisis and those that come after.  

BridgeBurma has already provided a shipment of masks to the Myanmar government and is now working to support an especially vulnerable group - street vendors in Yangon.

 

They're convenient to donate to, highly effective and they could really use your help. If you want to find out more about the work they do click here to read articles and interviews we've curated.

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Cambodian Community Dream Organization
Cambodia
General, Food and Supplies, Hygiene and Medicine

Cambodian Community Dream Organization - In addition to its usual work on education, water access and hygiene and sanitation, CCDO has also pivoted towards COVID-19 relief. Their teachers have been going into the community to educate small groups since school has been cancelled until 1 November. CCDO is also providing food for schoolchildren who usually receive breakfast at school, provided through a CCDO program. Donations will go towards their schooling and meals. It will also go towards the distribution of masks and soap in villages, as well as education about health, hygiene and social distancing in villages. The website offers an option to donate specifically to COVID-relief.

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Mercy Relief
Regionwide
General, Hygiene and Medicine, Food and Supplies

Mercy Relief is a Singapore-based regional NGO that works with partners across 25 countries to deliver aid in humanitarian emergencies. They have extensive experience working to provide education programmes, water and sanitation and aid, and their aid targets both short-term emergency needs and long-term capability building. Current donations go towards helping vulnerable communities in neighbouring countries combat COVID-19 and supporting Singaporeans and frontline healthcare workers.

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1000daysfund, East Nusa Tenggara
Indonesia
General, Hygiene and Medicine

1000DaysFund is a charity focused on malnutrition work in Flores in East Nusa Tenggara. They’ve re-oriented for the time being to fight Covid-19, partnering with and serving health workers and other people who are extremely vulnerable owing to poverty, a lack of PPE, pre-existing respiratory infections and insufficient hospital capacity. They provide extremely detailed updates of their activities daily: they have distributed 2 tonnes of soap – a highly effective intervention – 200 N95 masks (300 on the way), 250 surgical masks (141 on the way), 40 Hazmat Suits (25 on the way), 150 Surgical caps (400 on the way), 300 Pairs of gloves (50 pairs on the way), 10 thermometer guns, 50 face shields (80 on the way) and 50 pairs of boots.

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BridgeBurma
Myanmar
General, Hygiene and Medicine, Food and Supplies

BridgeBurma is an online innovative educational platform created by Burmese diaspora for the Burmese local youth community. In the first phase of their COVID-19 fundraiser campaign, they donated around 12,500 surgical masks to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), in partnership with the Ko Ye Foundation. The second phase of their campaign is currently targeting street vendors in the city of Yangon (Rangoon) whose livelihoods have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and who are currently at risk of poverty. In partnership with Do Eain, a social enterprise, BridgeBurma has a database of 3,000 vendors in need of immediate support and this number is growing daily. Every Friday, Do Eain donates 10,000MMK (7.14 USD, i.e. two days’ worth of minimum wage) to vendors in different townships in Yangon. To date, BridgeBurma has donated 2,000,000MMK (1,425 USD), helping 200 vendors, prioritising the most impoverished townships. With each additional 1,425 USD, another 200 vendors will benefit. Every dollar counts!

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Eco-Soap Bank
Cambodia, Laos
General, Hygiene and Medicine

An international NGO that has delivered 1,491,100 bars of soap across 13 countries. They work to provide soap and hygiene supplies by recycling and redistributing the products, and they are currently prioritising their global supply chain for healthcare workers worldwide and for those living in severely underserved areas. In Southeast Asia, they work in Cambodia and Laos. Donations also support hygiene education that has reached nearly 15,000 people living in villages.

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Want to find out more about the work our featured charities do?

Look through articles, interviews and features that take a deep dive into the work these charities do and why its so important. 

 

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Regional Relief has done its best to list charities that are credible. These charities are, to the best of our knowledge, using donations to help people in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Based on our current knowledge, it is unlikely that donations will be mismanaged and we have sought to be as transparent as possible with our reasons for selecting the charities that we list. 

 

We do recommend that all prospective donors look up these charities online to obtain as much information as they need to make an informed decision on whether to donate. All donors choose to donate to charities of their choice and on their own volition.  

 

We do not assume responsibility for any mismanagement of donations by the charities themselves as we do not handle any of the donations ourselves and are in no formal contractual relationship with any of these organisations. All donations go directly from donors to the listed organisations. 

 

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