If you’re looking for a way to help the people of Myanmar and China, consider buying a book.
Bill Bryson is one of my favorite writers, travel or otherwise, and you can’t go wrong with any of his books. I chuckled my way around Australia reading about deadly creatures and ridiculous cricket games in Down Under (also called In a Sunburnt Country depending on where you are), and I was nearly driven to buy a backpack and some hiking boots after reading A Walk in the Woods.
His mini-book, Bill Bryson’s African Diary is slightly more serious than some of his other work, but all proceeds go to CARE International, one of the groups currently in Myanmar distributing food and water.
For about $10, you get a wonderful read, CARE gets a donation, and Bill Bryson gets a new admirer. All in all, a pretty good deal.