Myanmar (Burma) is experiencing the worst monsoon flooding in decades. 12 out of 14 states are currently submerged under water with 4 states officially declared disaster zones. Hundreds of thousands of already impoverished people have been displaced and the death toll is rising daily. Entire villages have been swept away, schools and monasteries damaged and endless acres of farmland destroyed. At present some areas are entirely cut off by landslides with more areas being evacuated as the river rises "above danger levels." Some International aid is now coming into the country but most of the relief efforts are coming from the local people. Everywhere in Yangon you will find kind souls collecting on the street to help. The forecast is for more rain to come but even if it was to stop raining today it is going to be a long hard process to recover from this, under all the water lies several feet of mud. I have set up this online donations page as I am presently in Myanmar and will distribute any collections directly to those who are sending aid to the worst hit areas, helping to buy drinking water, food, blankets and basic shelter. I hope that I can also raise enough to contribute towards the recovery process helping to rebuild houses, schools, monasteries and with ongoing food supplies that will be necessary with so many crops destroyed. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated by both myself and the people of Myanmar.