Saturday, May 10, 2008

Chevron to give $2 million to help Myanmar cyclone victims

Chevron Corp. says it will give $2 million to help victims of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar, where the oil company owns a natural gas pipeline.

The San Ramon-based energy giant says it will contribute $1 million to the International Federation of the Red Cross to deliver aid to the southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma.

Chevron will give another $1 million to be divided among the International Organization for Migration, Mercy Corps, Pact and Save the Children.
Officials estimate that more than 100,000 have died since Cyclone Nargis struck a week ago.
Chevron has been criticized for doing business in Myanmar because the country is ruled by a military junta with a poor human rights record.

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