UPDATE - VIDEO - OMA - Buddhist Global Relief urges emergency donations for Philippines Super-Typhoon

"We can stop this madness," Philippines COP19 Delegate
Video of compelling, emotional speech by Naderev "Yeb" Sano, Philippines delegate at current COP19 (Conference of the Parties on Climate Change) declaring his personal hunger strike in solidarity with starving people in the Philippines disaster zone, until COP19 commits to real measures to reverse Climate Change and mitigate its catastrophic consequences globally.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7SSXLIZkM3E
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UPDATE 2
Civil society to fast in solidarity with Philippines' Yeb Sano


Unprecedented within the history of the climate movement, many members of  civil society will today start fasting in solidarity with the head of the Filipino delegation, who yesterday demanded movement at the major UN climate negotiations, following the devastating Super Typhoon which hit the country on November 8. -- READ MORE

Opportunity for Mindful Action

Super-Typhoon Devastates the Philippines – Emergency Aid Needed Now

World Food Programme Emergency Aid for the PhilippinesTyphoon Haiyan has caused massive loss of life and destruction in the Philippine Islands. The typhoon - described as perhaps the largest tropical storm ever to hit land in recorded history – has left nearly half a million people in the Philippines homeless and without basic necessities.  Those children and families need your help.  Please consider making a donation to the United Nations World Food Programme – the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. You can make a donation at: https://www.wfp.org/donate/typhoon
Oxfam International is accepting donations for emergency relief at: http://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan
You can also make a $10 donation to UNICEF USA by texting “RELIEF” to 864233
A Buddhist teaching  from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition is to think of all beings as our mothers. Recognizing that all of these suffering beings have been our mothers and in every other close relationship with us since beginningless time, we urge you to help as generously as possible.