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Pictures of Burma’s cyclone disaster

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The following pictures are grabbed from Los Angeles Times.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-myanmar9-2008may09,0,3193064.story

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An aerial view shows damaged houses in a flooded area hit by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar

(AFP / Getty Images) A relief worker hands out bottled water in the town of Labutta.

(Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images) A homeless woman cooks food for her family next to destroyed houses in Konegyangone township on the outskirts of Yangon. May 7, 2008

(Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Image) People left homeless by the cyclone are relying on donated food and emergency water supplies. May 7, 2008

(AFP / Getty Images) A boat was carried onto land in Haing Gyi Island, in southwest Myanmar. May 5, 2008

(Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Image) Families sort through their destroyed houses in Konegyangone township, looking for possessions. May 7, 2008

(Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Image) In the town of Dedaye, a family sets up shelter in a makeshift tent next to their destroyed house. May 7, 2008

(Associated Press) A man stands at the broken pier following the cyclone in Yangon. May 7, 2008

(STR, AFP/Getty Images) An injured resident sits on a floor after receiving first aid at an unknown village in Irrawaddy Delta. May 5, 2008

(Khin Maung Win AFP/Getty Images) Cyclone-affected residents work outside their destroyed house in Dedaye, south of Yangon. May 7, 2008

(Khin Maung Win AFP/Getty Images) Villagers try to remove their dead animals away from their residence in the Konegyangone township in the outskirts of Yangon. May 7, 2008

(HO, AFP/Getty Images) Bangladeshi soldiers prepare to fly out aid for Myanmar from Kurmitola air base in Dhaka. May 7, 2008

(STR, AFP/Getty Images) Thai workers load food items on a Royal Thai Air Force plane in Bangkok, destined for cyclone hit Myanmar. May 7, 2008

(AFP / Getty Images) An aerial view shows a devastated town, with many roofs missing, in the Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar. May 6, 2008

(STR / AFP/Getty Images) Myanmar soldiers unload relief goods in a village in the Irrawaddy Delta region. Drinking water and other basic necessities remain scarce, with relief efforts hampered by washed-out roads and other infrastructure damage. May 6, 2008

(STR / AFP/Getty Images) An aerial view of a devastated factory in a village in the Irrawaddy Delta region. A government official said that many of those who perished were killed by a tidal wave that washed away whole villages in the Irrawaddy River delta, the area hit hardest by the cyclone. May 6, 2008

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(STR / AFP/Getty Images) Myanmar’s Prime Minister Thein Sein, second from the right, meets people affected by the cyclone during a visit to a village in the Irrawaddy Delta region. May 6, 2008

(Khin Maung Win AFP/Getty Images) An uprooted tree lies in a street in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, after a cyclone tore through the impoverished Southeast Asian nation Saturday. Officials said the death toll, which previously had been put at 351, could hit 10,000. May 5, 2008

(Hla Hla Htay AFP/Getty Images) Storm damage is visible in Yangon. A political dissident said he had received reports of problems with drinking water and rising prices of basic commodities in the city. May 5, 2008

(Khin Maung Win AFP/Getty Images) Myanmar soldiers saw a tree blocking a street in Yangon. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies had dispatched five teams to Myanmar to survey the damage and will send more relief teams as soon as it receives the go-ahead from the government. May 5, 2008

(Barry Broman / Associated Press) Residents step around fallen trees. Saturday’s cyclone packed winds of up to 120 mph. Particularly hard hit was the fertile, low-lying Irrawaddy River delta, where at least 3,000 people were reported missing from a single district. May 5, 2008

(Hla Hla Htay AFP/Getty Images) Damage from the Myanmar cyclone was widespread, making it difficult for relief agencies to reach those in need. May 5, 2008

(AFP / Getty Images) Survivors wait for relief supplies on Haing Guy Island.

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May 8, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Burma: Cyclone updated top news (8 May 2008)

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Los Angeles Times

Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but US military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country’s isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.
First Aid Supplies on Way to Myanmar New York Times
Second cyclone aid plane approved to land United Press International
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Telegraph.co.uk

ANALYSIS-Cyclone unlikely to spell disaster for Myanmar junta
Reuters –
By Ed Cropley BANGKOK, May 8 (Reuters) – After 46 years of unbroken military rule, many people both inside and outside Myanmar think it will take an act of God to get rid of the generals.
Burma cyclone: First UN aid flights arrive Telegraph.co.uk
US Senate demands Myanmar junta allow foreign aid AFP
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Junta bars US aid; 100000 deaths feared
Sydney Morning Herald –
Human debris … villagers who lost their homes and belongings to Cyclone Nargis wait for world pressure on the junta to deliver relief goods in Labutta, in south-west Burma.
Burma relents on US aid flights, but UN still blocked Times Online
Fears rise over Burma aid delays BBC News
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Burma cyclone death toll continues to rise

Aid agencies are rushing to get supplies to those who survived Cyclone Nargis. [AFP]

Aid agencies are rushing to get supplies to those who survived Cyclone Nargis. [AFP]

Reports from one of the worst cyclone-hit areas of Burma say 80,000 people have been killed in one district alone.

A local military official quoted by the AFP news agency says dozens of villages surrounding the Irrawaddy delta town of Labutta have been wiped out.

State radio in Burma has been putting the overall death toll from Cyclone Nargis at almost 23,000, with more than 42,000 missing.

Earlier, US diplomats said they expected the number of dead to be far higher.

Aid push

The United States has urged Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, India and China to use any influence they have with Burma to allow relief teams in.

Discussions have been held at the United Nations in New York on how to encourage Burma to accept more outside help.

France says it may seek a UN Security Council resolution forcing Burma to admit foreign aid workers and emergency supplies.

Some foreign aid has reached the country from Thailand and China, and a UN World Food Program plane is on its way from Italy.

UN Emergency Relief under-secretary-general John Holmes, says the process must be speeded up.

“We have been discussing that intensively with the government in Myanmar both here and in Yangoon, (and) I think we are making some progress,” he said.

“Members of the initial assessment team which we had assembled in Bangkok will be flying into Myanmar tomorrow.”

Mr Holmes says the Rangoon is cooperating, albeit slowly.

“They might have refused all international assistance, they might have refused a dialogue with us, they might have said in a blanket way no international aid workers will be allowed in. They’ve not said that,” he said.

“We’ve made some progress, we need to go a lot further and a lot faster.”

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May 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Cyclone death toll may top 100,000

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Aung Hla Tun, Reuters

Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2008

YANGON – More than 100,000 people may have been killed in the cyclone in Myanmar, a U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, citing information diplomats were receiving from the devastated Irrawaddy delta region of the Southeast Asian country.

“The information that we’re receiving indicates that there may well be over 100,000 deaths in the delta area,” said Shari Villarosa, the charge d’affaires of the U.S. embassy in Myanmar. She spoke with reporters by conference call from the capital Yangon.

State Myanmar radio and TV, the main official sources for casualties and damage, reported an updated death toll of 22,980 with 42,119 missing and 1,383 injured in Asia’s most devastating cyclone since a 1991 storm in Bangladesh that killed 143,000.

Most of the victims were swept away by a wall of water from the cyclone that smashed into coastal towns and villages in the rice-growing delta southwest of Yangon.

“We estimate upwards of 1 million people currently in need of shelter and life-saving assistance,” Richard Horsey of the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs told Reuters in Bangkok. He added that 5,000 square km (1,930 square miles) of the delta were under water.

Aid began trickling into Myanmar on Wednesday.

But there were worries abroad over whether the country’s ruling military junta would overcome its distrust of the outside world and open up to a full-scale international relief operation.

Thailand, China, India and Indonesia were flying in relief supplies and the U.S. President and Australian Prime Minister appealed to the Myanmar government to accept their assistance. France called for the U.N. Security Council to get involved.

The top U.N. humanitarian affairs official, John Holmes, said four Asian members of a U.N. disaster assessment team who do not need visas had received clearance to enter Myanmar on Thursday. A fifth non-Asian member is waiting for a visa.

Speaking at a news conference in New York, Holmes also called on Myanmar to waive visa requirements for aid workers.

Political analysts and critics of 46 years of military rule say the cyclone may have long-term implications for the junta, which is even more feared and resented since last September’s bloody crackdown on Buddhist monk-led protests.

(Additional reporting by Darren Schuettler and Sukree Sukplang in Bangkok and Michael Perry in Sydney; Writing by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Bill Tarrant and Frances Kerry)

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=78bf0752-b570-4730-aef0-126d16d86cda&k=45248

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May 8, 2008 at 11:09 am

Myanmar democracy leader lost roof in cyclone, says neighbor

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Myanmar democracy leader lost roof in cyclone, says neighbor

By SUTIN WANNABOVORN
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is living in virtual darkness after the devastating cyclone that struck the country blew the roof off her house, a neighbor said Thursday.

It was not clear if Suu Kyi was injured and whether she has enough food and water.

The neighbor said the electricity connection to Suu Kyi’s dilapidated lakeside bungalow was snapped in Saturday’s cyclone. He said he sees candles being lit at night in the house.

“She has no generator in her house. I felt pity for her. It seems no one cares for her,” said the neighbor, who was contacted by telephone from Bangkok. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has lived under house arrest for about 12 of the last 18 years for leading an internationally hailed movement for democracy in Myanmar, which has been ruled by the military with an iron fist since 1962.

The neighbor said a tree in the compound of her house was uprooted while part of the roof was ripped off.

Soldiers posted around house have not yet cleared the trees that were toppled in the area during the cyclone.

“This area is of less priority, so they seemed to have ignored us for the time being,” he said.

http://www.townhall.com/news/world/2008/05/08/myanmar_democracy_leader_lost_roof_in_cyclone,_says_neighbor

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May 8, 2008 at 10:53 am

World Focus on Burma (8 May 08) part 2

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Burmese Government Approves US Military Relief Flight

Voice of America –

By VOA News Burma’s military government has given permission for a US military plane to deliver emergency aid to survivors of last week’s cyclone that …

Aid flights to take off for Myanmar

Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran – … to deliver 20 tons of relief five days after Cyclone Nargis spawned widespread death and desperation in Myanmar, which was formerly known as Burma. …

First UN relief flight lands in Myanmar after 2 day delay

Town Hall, DC –

The U.N.’s World Food Program says one of its planes has landed in Myanmar as part of the first major international airlift of aid to cyclone victims.

UN still waiting for permission to send food aid into Burma

CBC.ca, Canada – A fourth shipment of biscuits aboard a Thai Airways cargo flight is expected to deliver food aid to Burma, also known as Myanmar, later Thursday, he said. …

Central Floridians reach out to relatives in Myanmar

Orlando Sentinel, FL –

But Saturday’s cyclone has brought natives of Myanmar — also known as Burma — closer together. “We pray for their suffering,” said Than Chokun Sunan, …

Aid Arrives in Myanmar as Cyclone Death Toll Rises (Update3)

Bloomberg –

By Ed Johnson and Demian McLean May 8 (Bloomberg) — Emergency aid began arriving in Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, as the United Nations said …

DEATH TOLL COULD HIT 100000 IN MYANMAR

Orlando Sentinel, FL –

The UN said about 1 million people were left homeless in the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. Some local aid workers said heavily flooded areas …

‘I knew I’d lost my family,’ says Burma fisherman

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –

Myanmar’s military government says at least 10 000 people died in Bogalay alone. Twenty soldiers guarded meagre supplies of rice and instant noodles in a …

Cyclone Hits Pig Industry

ThePigSite.com, UK –

MYANMAR – The recent cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) is expected to severely hit the country’s agriculture and aquaculture industries. The five affected states …

Severe Weather Threatens South

AccuWeather.com –

With the rainy monsoon season underway, rain and thunderstorms will continue to periodically wet Myanmar, also known as Burma, through the weekend. …

Local aid going to cyclone zone

Peterborough Examiner, Canada –

Local aid organizations are joining forces with their international branches to provide relief to Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Cincinnati Enquirer, OH – In Myanmar, formally known as Burma, a paranoid and corrupt military junta apparently would rather risk mass starvation and outbreaks of disease than accept …

Reuters AlertNet, UK – … that the storm had intensified significantly over the previous six hours and was expected to come ashore in Myanmar (Burma) in the evening of May 2. …

Reuters AlertNet, UK – A disaster unfolded in Myanmar (Burma) in early May 2008, as Cyclone Nargis swept over the Irrawaddy River Delta, pummeling the area with high winds, …

Las Vegas Review – Journal, NV – … Cuba, Zimbabwe, Libya, Burma (Myanmar), Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Guineau-Bissau, and the Republic of the Congo. …

Daily – University of Washington, WA – By Editorial Staff The death toll has reached 100000 in Myanmar (Burma) since Cyclone Nargis hit this past weekend, and international aid is only now …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland – The Estonian Foreign Ministry is helping people in Burma (also known as Myanmar) who are suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis with 500000 kroons, …

Myanmar places votes before relief Asia Times Online, Hong Kong – Burma News International (BNI) – an umbrella group of more than 10 publications and agencies – which interviewed more than 2000 voters across the county, …

OneNewsNow, MS – Burma — also known as Myanmar — is almost exclusively a Buddhist country, says Yohannan. He is also appealing for prayers and financial support as GFA …

Ekklesia, UK – The Church sent an immediate solidarity grant of £10000 to the Methodist Church in Myanmar and has launched a joint appeal with MRDF. …

Reuters AlertNet, UK – A disaster unfolded in Myanmar (Burma) in early May 2008, as Cyclone Nargis swept over the Irrawaddy River Delta, pummeling the area with high winds, …

Las Vegas Review – Journal, NV – … Cuba, Zimbabwe, Libya, Burma (Myanmar), Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Guineau-Bissau, and the Republic of the Congo. …

Voice of America – By VOA News Burma’s military government has given permission for a US military plane to deliver emergency aid to survivors of last week’s cyclone that …

Daily – University of Washington, WA – By Editorial Staff The death toll has reached 100000 in Myanmar (Burma) since Cyclone Nargis hit this past weekend, and international aid is only now …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The Estonian Foreign Ministry is helping people in Burma (also known as Myanmar) who are suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis with 500000 kroons, …

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

Burma News International (BNI) – an umbrella group of more than 10 publications and agencies – which interviewed more than 2000 voters across the county, …

Ekklesia, UK – The Church sent an immediate solidarity grant of £10000 to the Methodist Church in Myanmar and has launched a joint appeal with MRDF. …

Edmonton Sun, Canada –

By THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canadian aid agencies stepped up efforts to get relief for cyclone-hit Myanmar yesterday, with a group of agencies …

Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –

The decision is a surprise given the huge distrust and acrimony between the former Burma’s generals and Washington. A US embassy official in Bangkok says …

Fears for the lives of 17 Britons after Burma cyclone disaster

Mirror.co.uk, UK –

By Mirror.co.uk 8/05/2008 Fears are growing for the wellbeing of 17 Britons missing since Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar ( Burma ). …

Myanmar disaster boosts pulse crop prices

StarPhoenix, Canada –

With Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, a major exporter of pulses to India and other South Asian countries, the price of pulse crops has risen recently, …

Minden woman fears for nephew abroad

Reno Gazette Journal, NV –

… formerly called Burma, borders China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India with the Bay of Bengal to the southwest. Doctors in Myanmar told Dhindsa …

Bodies rot in cyclone-hit Burma

Independent Online, South Africa –

Kanyinkone, Myanmar – Piles of rotting corpses are stacking up in remote villages of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta, with residents saying they don’t have enough …

German Aid Group Puts Burma Cyclone Death Toll at 50000

Deutsche Welle, Germany –

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy said survivors were in “urgent need” of foreign assistance but the White House …

• Desperate nation

Waterloo Record, Canada –

… in Myanmar is growing “increasingly horrendous,” say diplomats on the ground in the notoriously closed Southeast Asian nation, formerly known as Burma. …

Burma cyclone death toll continues to rise

Radio Australia, Australia –

“We have been discussing that intensively with the government in Myanmar both here and in Yangoon, (and) I think we are making some progress,” he said. …

Burma approves US military aid flights

Special Broadcasting Service, Australia –

“We have helped the Americans to talk to the Myanmar (Burma) government to allow US planes … to fly humanitarian aid to Myanmar. …

VIDEO: Cyclone death toll may top 100000

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

May 7 – More than 100000 people are now thought to have perished in a powerful Cyclone which devastated Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta region. …

VENTING /vent?ing/ vt to give free play or expression to an …

Edmonton Journal, Canada –

Why does the media constantly need to remind us that Myanmar used to be called Burma? That’s like saying, “Meanwhile in Montreal, formerly Hochelaga . …

The United States, a vocal critic of the military junta that has ruled Burma, also known as Myanmar, for more than four decades, said humanitarian access …

Seventeen Britons missing in Burma since cyclone hit as death toll …

Mail on Sunday, UK –

Three planes loaded with vital UN emergency supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims were delayed otoday, awaiting clearance from the military government …

Cyclone toll likely to grow as aid delayed

Calgary Herald, Canada –

While much is on hold, some international aid is trickling into Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The Thai government was allowed to bring in a planeload of …

Desperate call goes out for aid

Canoe.ca, Canada –

By SHARON LEM, SUN MEDIA Canadian charitable groups are extending a hand to cyclone victims in Myanmar who are in dire need of food, shelter, drinking water …

Myanmar junta allows US military relief flights

TREND Information, Azerbaijan –

The decision is a surprise given the huge distrust and acrimony between the former Burma’s generals and Washington, which has imposed tough sanctions to try …

Myanmar allows US relief, 100000 feared to be dead

Hürriyet, Turkey –

UN officials estimated some 1 million people had been left homeless in Myanmar , which also is known as Burma . Cyclone Nargis, which means “daffodil” in …

BURMA AUTHORIZES US MILITARY FLIGHTS CARRYING AID

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, Italy –

“We have helped the Americans to contact the Myanmar government because their planed are taking part in the Cobra Gold manoeuvres and it would allow them to …

Burma cyclone: 17 Britons still missing

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

The authorities in Burma – called Myanmar by its military rulers – have allowed US military planes carrying aid to land in the cyclone-hit country, …

Local Help for Myanmar Victims

KHNL-TV/KHBC/KOGG, HI –

“Mostly cash because for us to be sending, it’ll cost a lot in shipment from Honolulu to Burma, so we’re trying to save that cost and get most of the items …

China urges Myanmar to work with intl community on aid

The Associated Press –

BEIJING (AP) — China has urged close ally Myanmar to work with the international community to recover from a cyclone that killed tens of thousands. …

Del. couple hoping disaster brings change

The News Journal, DE –

“From Thailand or Bangkok, to fly to Burma is only an hour,” he said. But their time in Myanmar “was strictly a holiday.” In a land of pagodas and temples, …

Myanmar: First visas issued to relief teams

Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –

IRIN, Bangkok – The news may ease frustration that efforts to help some one million survivors of Myanmar’s catastrophic cyclone are being hindered by the …

Burma blocking UN emergency aid

The Press Association –

Burma’s isolationist government is blocking United Nations efforts to airlift urgently needed food aid to survivors of the cyclone which may have killed …

Cyclone cracks Myanmar junta’s isolation

United Press International –

But help has begun to reach people in the main city of Yangon and elsewhere in the Southeast Asian country, formerly known as Burma, which since the 1962 …

Burma lets cyclone aid into country

The Australian, Australia –

“We have helped the Americans to talk to the Myanmar (Burma) government to allow US planes … to fly humanitarian aid to Myanmar. …

Desperate survivors fight for food

Globe and Mail, Canada –

BANGKOK — Fighting erupted among starving survivors of the Myanmar cyclone yesterday as the military junta continued to prevent relief workers from …

Aid trickles into Myanmar, but more than a million in need

Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –

The first United Nations relief flights have begun arriving in Myanmar to help victims of Cyclone Nargis, with about 5000 square kilometres of the Irrawaddy …

After the cyclone, Burmese face further woes at the hands of their …

Vancouver Sun, Canada –

As if a devastating natural disaster weren’t enough, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, now seems on the verge of a disaster of human provenance. …

Aid flights wait to take off for

CNN International –

The country’s name was changed from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, but many who do not recognize the current government still use its former name. …

UN: Myanmar blocks UN emergency airlift for cyclone victims

The Associated Press –

UN officials estimated some 1 million people had been left homeless in Myanmar, which also is known as Burma. Some aid workers said heavily flooded areas …

Editorial: Myanmar’s man-made disaster

Dallas Morning News, TX –

Yet days after the cyclone’s landfall, the paranoid generals who run Myanmar – also known as Burma – are still letting only a trickle of international …

Aid agencies continue pressure on Burma

ABC Online, Australia –

Sporadic power and water supplies returned to parts of Myanmar’s biggest city Rangoon and the prices of basic food dropped, signals of a gradual recovery …

Local Burmese groups help cyclone victims

abc7news.com, CA –

Dozens gathered in Fremont to figure out an action plan to help friends and family in the country they still call ‘Burma.’ Those in Fremont found the …

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May 8, 2008 at 10:14 am

World Focus on Burma (8 May 08)

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Due to high influx of news items minute by minute, some may not be published.

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Leader Post
Will Burma (Myanmar) let world in for aid?
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The military government in Burma (Myanmar) is receiving an outpouring of emergency aid offers from the international community, …
Political Obstacles Slow Disaster Aid for Myanmar U.S. News & World Report
Myanmar cyclone toll rises but relief effort lags Los Angeles Times
Myanmar cyclone toll climbs to nearly 22500 ABS CBN News
ABC NewsAFP
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Christian Science Monitor
Can disaster loosen junta’s grip in Burma (Myanmar)?
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The first test of how the people of Burma (Myanmar) view their government’s slow response to the devastating May 3 cyclone could come …

New York Daily News
Cyclone dead tops 22500
Arab Times, Kuwait –
“American citizens in cyclone-affected areas should strongly consider departing Burma (Myanmar) on commercially available flights. …
Video: Cyclone Death Toll Surges; Bush Presses for Aid AssociatedPress China’s $1M Donation to Myanmar May Boost Image, But Not Sway … ABC News
US increases cyclone aid for Myanmar The Associated Press
Economic TimesThe Herald
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Devastating cyclone brings winds of change to Burma
South Asian Post, Canada, Canada – … are rallying to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis after the military junta in Burma (Myanmar) agreed earlier this week to accept international aid. …
Myanmar Survivors Face Disease as Relief Awaits Entry (Update3) Bloomberg
Red tape threatens Burma relief efforts Toronto Star
Comment by Tion Kwa Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Asia Society
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United Church Launches Emergency Appeal for Burma (Myanmar)
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada –
On May 2-3 Burma (Myanmar) was struck by the worst Asian cyclone since 1991, triggering a storm surge and flooding in the five worst hit states, …
CWS initial emergency appeal: Myanmar (Burma) cyclone Nargis response ReliefWeb (press release)
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EU parliament head assails Myanmar junta for sticking to …
JURIST – In a statement [text], Poettering said: We all are aware of the terrible consequences of the tropical storm, which hit Burma/Myanmar last Sunday, …

Times Now.tv
Myanmar under pressure to open its borders to aid
Reuters UK, UK –
The United States, a vocal critic of the military junta that has ruled the former Burma for more than four decades, said humanitarian access should not be a …
Bloggers describe ‘sad moment’ for Myanmar CNN
Fears Burma storm toll could soar BBC News
Burma cyclone: death toll ‘could be 100000’ Telegraph.co.uk
USA TodayNDTV.com
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Emergency in Burma (Myanmar): TSF Asia still on standby
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland – A TSF team is actually on stand-by and ready to deploy to Burma following the deadly path of category 3 cyclone Nargis. Initial reports announce 22 000 …

WHDH-TV
Locals with loved ones in Myanmar mount urgent drive to help
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –
Along with her husband, Aung Koe, Thu left what was then known as Burma when the military government seized control in the late 1980s. …
5000 sq km of Burma underwater Melbourne Herald Sun
Burma junta drags its feet over visas for aid workers as cyclone Times Online
UN gets Myanmar permit for emergency aid flight Reuters
Canada.comAFP
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Prayer for Burma – the aftermath
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
The tropical cyclone Nargis that struck Burma (Myanmar) a few days ago has been described as being even more devastating to this area than the tsunami that …
CRWRC RESPONDS TO BURMA CYCLONE SURVIVORS’ FOOD NEEDS
Worldwide Faith News (press release), NY –
Financial donations for CRWRC’s “Burma/Myanmar Cylcone 2008” can be given at http://www.crwrc.org or by calling 1-800-55-CRWRC. Checks can be mailed to: CRWRC, …
Aid agencies accepting Myanmar cyclone relief donations The Associated Press
Cyclone Nargis Devastates Myanmar: ADRA Responds Reuters AlertNet
Aid agencies accepting Myanmar cyclone relief donations Boston Globe
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Hillary Clinton urges Myanmar to let aid workers in
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia –
‘I call on the junta that has ruled Burma (Myanmar) for so many years to please, please, let the rest of the world in to help.’ Myanmar, also known as Burma …

PRESS TV
Indian Forecasters Gave Burma Advance Warning of Cyclone Nargis
Voice of America – … with subsequent bulletins as well as an e-mailed warning when it became apparent that Cyclone Nargis was going to strike Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
Lack of radar hampered Myanmar cyclone warning, UN weather agency says International Herald Tribune
India alerted Myanmar 36 hours before cyclone hit NDTV.com
Indian weather department says it warned Myanmar about cyclone threat The Canadian Press
Earthtimes (press release)Times Online
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Caritas accepting donations towards Cyclone nargis relief
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand – Catholic humanitarian agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is accepting donations towards relief in Burma/Myanmar where cyclone Nargis has killed at least …
Emergency appeal for Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
CRS Supports Emergency Relief Efforts for Thousands in Myanmar Reuters AlertNet
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AFP
Rice says Myanmar crisis ‘not a matter of politics’
AFP –
“And the junta should please open its doors and let the international community provide humanitarian assistance to the people in Burma because they need it …

Monsters and Critics.com
Aid begins to trickle into cyclone-ravaged Myanmar
Los Angeles Times, CA –
Organizations that have been able to start working most quickly are those that already had a presence in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
Ease Travel Restriction Of Refugees, Says Myanmar Exile Leaders Bernama
In photos: ‘Burma Tropical Cyclone Nargis Damage’ Monsters and Critics.com
Children who survived Cyclone now at risk from infectious diseases Scoop.co.nz (press release)
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Reaching out in Myanmar’s hour of need
Seattle Post Intelligencer – He was en route to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. “I lived there and did language translation,” said Randall, a lanky 25-year-old man with a piercing …
Figuring out how to get help to Burma
Atlantic Online –
Then there’s the food problem: Myanmar’s rice harvest seems to have been devastated, though of course, it’s pretty hard to get any information about what’s …
Calls for Burma to allow aid workers in as Cyclone death toll rises
Radio Australia, Australia –
“We have been discussing that intensively with the government in Myanmar both here and in Yangoon, (and) I think we are making some progress,” he said. …
Myanmar Cyclone Response May Stoke Its Citizens’ Anger at Junta
Bloomberg –
The ruling junta says it plans to press ahead with a May 10 constitutional referendum in much of the nation, formerly known as Burma, while postponing the …
Stallone turns guns on Burma junta
The Age, Australia – “As a result of Rambo and the cyclone, world attention is increasingly turned toward Myanmar (Burma). I hope that the situation will improve and am honoured …

BBC News
Cyclone damage could hit Myanmar rice exports – FAO
guardian.co.uk, UK – The storm, which battered five states accounting for 65 percent of the former Burma’s rice output, may trigger “localised food shortages” and require …
Burmese cyclone could push rice prices up Radio Australia
Cyclone fuels rice price increase BBC News
Burma’s Rice Region Decimated—Food Shortage Feared The Irrawaddy News Magazine
BloombergWashington Post
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Myanmar frustrates would-be aid suppliers
Moneyweb, South Africa – … who acts as information minister of a US-based government-in-exile, the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma. Myanmar’s government has …
Rice says Myanmar must not make aid political
Reuters – But they had not yet been given visas by the Myanmar government. “It should be a matter that the government of Burma wants to see its people receive the …

eFluxMedia
Inside the Burma Cyclone
Washington Post, United States –
When Nargis made landfall in Myanmar (Burma) Friday night, it had sustained winds of 130-135 mph. These winds classify Nargis as a low-end category four …
Government Responsible for Deaths in Myanmar Cyclone eFluxMedia
Burma cyclone from space Baltimore Sun
Bay is a focus for devastating storms Times Online
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Myanmar relief efforts pick up as death toll rises
Newsday, NY – BY ZACHARY R. DOWDY | zachary.dowdy@newsday.com As the death toll from the Myanmar cyclone rose to at least 100000, US relief efforts picked up yesterday, …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
ASEAN vows to help Burma
Radio Australia, Australia –
KAMAL: Myanmar has actually signed, well Myanmar is one of the ASEAN countries who signed the agreement. LOPRESTI: And so they ratified it, and so have they …
Mangrove loss ‘left Burma exposed’ BBC News
Thai Minister Says 30000 Missing After Burma Cyclone RedOrbit
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AFP
Grim fight for survival in cyclone-hit Myanmar
AFP – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called it a “critical moment” for one of the world’s impoverished nations, formerly known as Burma. Myanmar opposition …

Canada.com
Rain hit with such speed ‘it left marks on their faces’
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Tin Maung Htoo, executive director of Canadian Friends of Burma, said it’s wishful thinking to expect that the Myanmar regime will shift to more democratic …
Canada to provide $2 million to aid Myanmar Canada.com
Canada offers aid to Myanmar AFP
Canada supports Myanmar relief StarPhoenix
Khaleej TimesGlobe and Mail
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Toronto team to help with cyclone relief in Burma
CBC.ca, Canada –
… said the rapid response team from Toronto left on Wednesday for Thailand where they hope to obtain visas to enter Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
ACT Alert Myanmar (Burma) 20/2008: ACT members respond to Cyclone …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Cyclone Nargis, the worst Asian cyclone since 1991, hit Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3, 2008, triggering a storm surge and flooding in the five worst hit states …

The Associated Press
US envoy says toll from Myanmar cyclone might reach 100000
The Associated Press –Aye Chan Naing, editor of the Democratic Voice of Burma, a Myanmar opposition media operation based in Norway, said it wasn’t the right time to be …
Myanmar Toll May Reach 60000; UN Wants Aid Access (Update5)
Bloomberg –
… body founded by billionaire investor George Soros, says it aims to raise international awareness of conditions in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
Myanmar warned on cyclone, not tidal wave: UN
Reuters –
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) expert Dieter Schiessl told journalists that authorities in the former Burma began issuing forecasts of strong winds …
Stallone slams Myanmar junta for storm “indifference”
Reuters India, India –
… Myanmar army major, ‘Rambo’ actor Sylvester Stallone on Wednesday accused the former Burma’s junta of indifference to their citizen’s cyclone misery. …
Australia says it would consider more cyclone aid for Myanmar if …
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – The government has already pledged 3 million Australian dollars (US$2.8 million; euro1.8 million) in aid to Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
Myanmar toll passes 22 000
Namibian, Namibia – Up to one million people may be homeless after Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Burma, early on Saturday. …

TopNews
Myanmar urged to open doors to foreign help
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates – “We are deeply concerned by the situation in Burma (Myanmar) in the wake of cyclone Nargis, and saddened by the terrible loss of life,” Munn said in a …
INTERVIEW-Myanmar must act now to clear aid red tape Reuters
Cyclone sweeps away villages in Myanmar NECN
Death toll in Myanmar soars above 10000 Bombay News
Otago Daily TimesReuters
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AFP
Myanmar survivors emerge desperate for help
AFP –
After days of criticism aimed at the secretive generals who have ruled the former Burma for nearly half a century — and who have hesitated to let in …

Euronews.net
Myanmar – one million homeless in cyclone disaster
Euronews.net, France –
The military government of the country formally known as Burma has lifted a ban on the import of fuel by private companies to try to ease a chronic energy …
Disaster relief arriving for Myanmar cyclone victims
Detroit Free Press, United States – Debbie Stothard, a spokeswoman for the civic group Alternative Asean Network on Burma, condemned the decision. “More and more people are going to die, …
2 Israelis still missing in Myanmar
Ynetnews, Israel –
Two Israeli families are desperately waiting to hear from family members who were traveling in Myanmar when Burma was struck by the deadly Cyclone Nargis. …
Filipino protesters demand Myanmar postpone referendum after storm …
International Herald Tribune, France – … referendum,” said Egoy Bans, spokesman for the Free Burma Coalition. About 30 protesters from the group marched outside the Myanmar Embassy in Manila. …
Cyclone damage could hit Myanmar rice exports: FAO
Reuters – The storm, which battered 5 states accounting for 65 percent of the former Burma’s rice output, may trigger “localized food shortages” and require imports …
UN action urged over Burma cyclone
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
“We think it is time for the Security Council to express its concern … to exhort, to ask, to call on the government of Myanmar to open its border and …
Catholic agencies begin sending aid to victims of Burma cyclone
Independent Catholic News, UK –
While the tragic toll of victims and damages from Cyclone Nargism, that hit Myanmar on May 3, continues to rise (in the wake of the aftermath, some analysts …
Donations for relief accepted in Regina
Canada.com, Canada – REGINA — Myanmar might be half a world away, but Reginans can still help the relief effort. The country formerly known as Burma is struggling to recover …

The Daily Voice
Death toll in Myanmar may swell to 100000
The Daily Voice, NY –
The military-run government in Myanmar (also known as Burma) has estimated the death toll at 22000, but the US official seemed to indicate that number was …

BBC Bulgaria
Fears rise over Burma aid delays
BBC Bulgaria, Bulgaria –
But Shari Villarosa, the charge d’Affaires of the US embassy in Burma – also known as Myanmar – said the death toll could reach or exceed 100000, …
Aid Arrives in Myanmar as Cyclone Death Toll Rises (Update2)
Bloomberg –… workers and supplies into the country formerly known as Burma. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations said today it was trying to persuade Myanmar, …
NZ agency urges Myanmar govt to relax border entry
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – “We call upon the government of Burma to stop hampering relief efforts,” he said. “We are concerned that survivors of the cyclone face more dangers from …
US pressing to deliver aid to ‘paranoid’ Myanmar
Kansas City Star, MO – “This is not a matter of politics, this is a matter of a humanitarian crisis and it should be a matter that the government of Burma wants to see its people …
First major aid flights head to Myanmar; US envoy says cyclone …
International Herald Tribune, France –
UN officials estimated some 1 million people had been left homeless in Myanmar, which also is known as Burma. Some aid workers said heavily flooded areas …
Rush for rice is expected after Myanmar cyclone
Los Angeles Times, CA –Yet that capability to grow rice with ease has many observers convinced that Myanmar, also known as Burma, will be able to feed its people again within a …
Myanmar storm may affect world rice supply
Pakistan Dawn, Pakistan –
BANGKOK, May 7: The cyclone that tore through Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta could turn the country from an exporter of rice to an importer, adding to global …

Toward Freedom
Crisis in Burma: A Constitution is More Than a Document
Toward Freedom, VT – The government of Myanmar (Burma) has invited voters to ratify a new constitution for the state on May 10, 2008. An earlier constitution had been abolished …
Burma Death Count Nearing 100000
PoliGazette, Netherlands –
A US diplomat in Myanmar is saying that the number is likely closer to 100000 dead. This is roughly half of the number of victims in the famous 2004 Tsunami …

Aljazeera.net
Cyclone threatens military’s grip
Aljazeera.net, Qatar – “My friends and relatives in Burma say there is widespread anger among the people.” he told Al Jazeera, referring to the former name for Myanmar . …
Framingham woman fears for family in Myanmar
MetroWest Daily News, MA – The storm devastated the Southeast Asian nation, previously known as Burma, killing at least 22000 and leaving 1 million homeless. Since it hit Friday night …
Pentagon Says US Planes, Service Members Ready To Help Myanmar
AHN –
Washington, DC (AHN) – US Air Force planes and thousands of service members are ready to assist Burma’s cyclone-stricken people if asked, a senior defense …
Disaster in Myanmar
The Nelson Mail, New Zealand – The military junta which gave Burma a new name and the majority of its people a fast-track to poverty and despair has previously been unfazed by Myanmar’s …
Eau Claire Mother and Son Talk About Their Visit to Myanmar
WEAU-TV 13, WI – … Gabriel, were in Myanmar with political activists and are preparing programs for Community Television about the situation in Burma. …

CNN-IBN
36 Inmates Shot in Burmese Prison after Cyclone Hit
eFluxMedia –
The notorious Insein Prison in Rangoon, the capital of Burma, or Myanmar, houses numerous political prisoners who oppose the country’s military regime. …
Rights group says 36 dead after prison riot in Myanmar Reuters
Prison guards ‘shot dead 36 inmates to quell unrest’ Independent
Aid agencies battle conditions and bureaucracy in Myanmar TV3 News
Bangkok PostGlobal Voices Online
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Locals to Help in Myanmar
WTVW, IN – Thousands upon thousands of people were killed in the Asian country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. A cyclone surprised the country’s residents last …
Red Cross seeks help for Myanmar cyclone victims
Queens Courier, NY –BY VICTOR G. MIMONI The death toll in a monster cyclone which ripped through Myanmar (formerly Burma) recently could go as high as 50000, according to …

Vancouver Sun
Cyclone forces commodity prices to skyrocket
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
REGINA — The cyclone that devastated Myanmar (also known as Burma) has not only killed tens of thousands of people and left over a million homeless, …
Myanmar cyclone devastation much worse than first thought 570 News
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Daily Star – Lebanon
Myanmar drags feet on letting in aid despite up to 60000 dead
Daily Star – Lebanon, Lebanon –
After days of criticism aimed at the secretive generals who have ruled the former Burma for nearly half a century – and who have hesitated to let in foreign …

Daily Star – Lebanon
Myanmar drags feet on letting in aid despite up to 60000 dead
Daily Star – Lebanon, Lebanon –
After days of criticism aimed at the secretive generals who have ruled the former Burma for nearly half a century – and who have hesitated to let in foreign …
First Red Cross plane into Burma
NEWS.com.au, Australia – We are a very happy though that later today our time we can get our first plane into Myanmar (Burma) and we’ll be taking shelter materials from Kuala Lumpur …
100000 May Have Died in Myanmar Cyclone, US Says
National Geographic, DC –
State media in Myanmar, also known as Burma, reported that nearly 23000 people died when Cyclone Nargis blasted the country’s western coast on Saturday. …
Open your hearts to Myanmar, Pope implores
Catholic Online, CA –
VATICAN CITY (CNA) – During Wednesday’s general audience, Pope Benedict also expressed his grief over the tragedy in Myanmar, also know as Burma, …

AFP
Myanmar cyclone death toll could top 100000: US diplomat
AFP –
UN humanitarian chief John Holmes said the country once known as Burma was facing a “major catastrophe”, urging the junta to facilitate the arrival of …

CNN
Cyclone poses political risks for junta
CNN – … many in Burma to feel this is an indication that the military should not be in power,” said David Steinberg, a Myanmar expert at Georgetown University, …
McCain Advocates for Religious Freedom
CBS News, NY –
McCain has been outspoken on the brutal treatment of monks in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and of the failure of Myanmar’s government to adequately …
Cyclone Nargis Reportedly Leaves 100000 Dead in Myanmar
TransWorldNews (press release), GA – Media in Myanmar, also known as Burma, reported that nearly 23000 people died when Cyclone Nargis left the country’s Irrawaddy delta on Saturday and more …

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
US Myanmar Helping Out
Rock Hill Herald, SC –
AmeriCares is working with the United Nations to get the supplies into Myanmar to provide relief for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into the …
Burma agony Bangkok Post
UN: Myanmar has approved aid flight from Italy, but visas for UN … WTTE
Cyclone Help For Irrawaddy Delta Survivors Scoop.co.nz
Reuters AlertNetReliefWeb (press release)
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Burma Appeal Launched As Crisis Continues to Worsen
Reuters AlertNet, UK –Emergency teams who’ve made it to some of the worst affected parts of Myanmar (Burma) today, say even the supplies of coconut milk that have been keeping …
Myanmar Cyclone Sacks Rice-Growing Region
findingDulcinea, New York – The Irawaddy Delta area, among the hardest-hit by the cyclone, is known as “Burma’s rice bowl.” About 40 years ago Myanmar was one of the world’s largest …

The Associated Press
UN officials: Myanmar cyclone a ‘major, major disaster’
The Associated Press – The UN said some 1 million people were homeless in the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. “Basically the entire lower delta region is under water …
Visa delays risk ‘second wave’ of disaster in Burma, UN official says
CBC.ca, Canada –
It remained unclear where the UN aircraft, carrying 25 tonnes of aid, would land in Burma, also known as Myanmar, said Elisabeth Byrs, Geneva spokeswoman …
It’s time for humanitarian aid, not rebuke, in Burma
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI – 16 hours ago
… according to the minister for relief and resettlement for the country called Myanmar by the military leaders but Burma by the democratic opposition. …
Toronto volunteers set to join relief efforts in hard-hit areas
Toronto Star, Canada – If barred from Burma, also known as Myanmar, the volunteers will send supplies to a contact inside the country, he said. The team is packing 5 million water …
US Urged to Divorce Politics from Aid to Myanmar
OneWorld.net, UK –
… to revise its aid policy toward Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and provide immediate assistance to the cyclone victims in that country. …
Myanmar Disaster part II- George, careful what you say
Gather.com, MA – by Chris W. George W. Bush issued a plea yesterday to the Military Junta that rules Myanmar. Please let our disaster relief teams into Burma!- he commanded. …
Death toll in Myanmar could top 100000, US diplomat says (Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com – Villarosa said most of the deaths appear to have taken place in rural areas of Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, and warned that there was limited …
French foreign minister urges UN to force aid on Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France – The military government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, has approved a United Nations aid flight to help those struck by Cyclone Nargis, but the necessary …

MSN UK News
Burma appeal set to be launched
BBC News, UK –
… volunteers from Burma on the ground handing out cooking and hygiene kits, drinking water and mosquito nets through its affiliate, the Myanmar Red Cross. …
UK’s tsunami-style appeal for Burma The Press Association
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Church World Service (press release)
Church World Service expands US fundraising appeal, aid team …
Church World Service (press release), IN –
BANGKOK/WASHINGTON –– With death tolls in Myanmar (Burma) predicted to reach as high as 80000 following Saturday’s devastating Cyclone Nargis, according to …

The Week Daily
Will scolding Myanmar’s generals help cyclone victims?
The Week Daily –
The military rulers of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, are coming under increasing international pressure to let more aid flow in, as the government …
World Helps Myanmar as Cyclone Toll Tops 22000
HULIQ (press release), NC – The international community is offering aid to military-ruled Burma as the death toll from Saturday’s cyclone has risen to nearly 22500. …
Are Vampire Capitalists About to Descend on Crisis Wrought Myanmar?
OpEdNews, PA –
Myanmar is the modern name for a country the English speaking empires still call Burma. On May 2nd, US President George W. Bush ordered a new round of …
Conditions in Myanmar Worsen
ToTheCenter.com, NY – Those who have survived the cylcone that claimed over 22000 lives in Burma are forced to find substinence by drinking coconut milk while they wait for aide, …
Burmese Americans try to help, but have few options
The Associated Press – Dr. Kyaw Htyte, a New York cardiologist and president of the National Burma Action Committee, said that if he could, he would go to Myanmar himself, …
Aid agencies scramble to help cyclone victims in Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France – With as many as one million people left homeless, the international community has been struggling to deliver aid in the Myanmar, the former Burma, …
Christians Respond to Crisis in Myanmar
Christian Post – “I am certain throughout Burma (also known as Myanmar), as our believers and missionaries go about helping the people and praying for them, …
Myanmar Devastation
WRAL.com, NC – By Nate Johnson As you no doubt already have heard, Myanmar, also known as Burma, was struck by a devastating cyclone over the weekend. …
Recovery Struggles In Myanmar As Relief Efforts Stalled By Government
KLTV, TX –
… and Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis is growing each day. Countries around the world have offered relief and supplies to the country also known as Burma, …

CSR Asia
Business offering support to Burma
CSR Asia, China – Google got a “Support victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma)” link up on their site quickly (which interestingly was covered in the Chinese media), …
International community to Myanmar gov’t: Open your doors
TravelVideo.tv (press release) –
France said the ruling generals in the former Burma were still placing too many conditions on aid, Reuters reported. French Foreign Minister Bernard …

Mission Network NEws (press release)
GFA’s Bible college has been transformed into a shelter for …
Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids – Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is surrounded by countries such as Bangladesh, India, China, and Thailand. Buddhism is the country’s main religion, …

guardian.co.uk
Universities must help prevent another Burma
guardian.co.uk, UK –
In theory, the government of Myanmar had access to the same weather reports available to everyone else. But to take full advantage of warnings from the …

CTV.ca
Cyclone death toll may reach 100000: US diplomat
CTV.ca, Canada – The death toll in the aftermath of the cyclone that hit Burma over the weekend could reach 100000, says a top US official in the country. …
Government sends condolences to people of Myanmar
Citizen, South Africa –
Myanmar — often referred to as Burma, as many nations world wide did not recognise the country’s 1989 change of name — was hit by cyclone Nargis on …
IOCC emergency appeal: Myanmar Cyclone
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland – The New York Times is reporting that the number of deaths from Tropical Cyclone Nargis that struck Myanmar (formerly Burma) three days ago has reached 22500 …
Australia urges Myanmar General to put aside politics and let aid …
Frontline, India –
“That’s a direct appeal to the government in Burma,” he said, using another name for Myanmar. The comment reflected growing frustration at the …
Boulder bleeds for Myanmar
Daily Camera, CO – … also known as Burma. But, Win said, he’s heard from or about “absolutely no one” in his family since a devastating cyclone blasted Myanmar early …
WER prepares emergency medical supplies for immediate airfreight …
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
World Emergency Relief (WER) has launched an emergency appeal to deliver urgently-needed humanitarian aid to Myanmar (Burma) following the devastation …
Transport, visa hurdles slowing aid to Myanmar storm victims
FOXNews –
The death toll in the country, which is also known as Burma, was in the tens of thousands with many more still missing, state radio reported. …
Stubborn Myanmar risks lives – editorial
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH – The military junta that rules the nation formerly known as Burma put the death toll at 22000 on Tuesday, with 41000 missing. Yet with heaped bodies visible …
Salvation Army Seeks Donations For Cyclone Victims
cbs4denver.com, CO –
DENVER (CBS4) ― The Salvation Army in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is responding to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, which is thought to have …
Burma’s devastation
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY – It should come as no surprise that the collection of military thugs and narcotics traffickers who run Burma (they prefer to call it Myanmar) are flunking …
CNN Student News Transcript: May 8, 2008
CNN –
… and listening as the department of our state leaders and our president himself, have implored Myanmar/Burma, to let us come in, and it has been several …
Hollywood’s Selective Outrage
AlterNet, CA – As the Times reports, concern for Burma (or Myanmar, depending on taste) is among the “A-list activist causes, along with Tibet and Darfur,” and thus …
Minn. refugee waits for better news from ravaged home
Post-Bulletin, MN – His father and many friends, meanwhile, are still in Myanmar (also known as Burma), cut off from the outside world by the country’s military junta. …
Burma not thankful for US warships offering cyclone aid
Columbus Free Press, OH – Little wonder why Burma, a xenophobic Southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar, recoiled in silence when Washington said it just wants to help. …
Sri Lanka to help Burma cyclone victims
Asian Tribune, Thailand – Colombo, 07 May, (Asiantribune.com): The Government will make a donation of US$ 25000/- to the Government of the Union of Myanmar to assist victims of the …

Sofia News Agency
Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Rises to 22000
Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria – The UN is also trying to provide drinking water and food through its only two agencies that operate inside Burma – the UN Children’s fund and its …
Cyclone victims need our help
Herald Zeitung, TX – One difficulty facing aid organizations and other countries offering assistance is the distrust the military rulers of Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Springfield State Journal Register
Local doctor hears from family in Myanmar at last
Springfield State Journal Register, IL – All of their workers are Myanmar nationals. Jonathan Myint of Springfield continued Wednesday to try to reach his family. His father immigrated from Burma, …
The Danish Ambassador In Thailand Travel To Myanmar
ScandAsia.com, Thailand –
The Danish Ambassador in Thailand is heading for Mayanmar (Burma), where millions of people are homeless and without clean water after the Cyclone. …
Ontario Helping People Of Myanmar
CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse), Canada – QUICK FACTS Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in Southeast Asia. The cyclone came ashore at the delta of the Irrawaddy River, the country’s most …
Cebuano News: PGMA nagmando pagpadala ug medical team sa Myanmar
Philippine Information Agency, Philippines – By Rebecca Cadavos Manila (8 May) — Ang Pilipinas magpadala ug 15 ka tawo alang sa medical mission ngadto sa Myanmar diin adunay 22000 ka tawo nga namatay …
Survivors face bleak prospects as world reaches out
National Post, Canada –
Concerns Burma’s military junta will not allow aid money to reach cyclone victims should not prevent Canadians from donating to the cause, aid agencies say. …
PGMA orders sending of medical team to Myanmar
Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
Manila (8 May) — The Philippines will be sending a 15-man medical mission to typhoon-hit Myanmar where some 22000 people have died and some 41000 others …
Stricken Storm Survivors Find Way to High Ground
New York Times, United States – As many as 100000 are feared dead in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. More than 60000 people are believed to be dead or missing in the densely populated …
El Cajon woman to lead cyclone aid efforts
San Diego Union Tribune, United States –
… who can take the goods to disaster victims. “I don’t know what she’s going to find in Burma,” Gary Becks said, referring to Myanmar’s former name. –AK.
Google Tries To Help After Myanmar Cyclone
WebProNews, KY – Five more well-intentioned entities are listed on the Google Grants Blog, and it’s a “Support victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma)” message that showed …

RushLimbaugh.com (subscription)
Lack of Freedom Caused Mass Deaths in Burma Cyclone Disaster
RushLimbaugh.com (subscription), CA – RUSH: I want to say something about this cyclone, this hurricane, in Burma. I know they want to call it Myanmar, but it’s Burma. …

Pravda
Humanitarian Disaster in Myanmar
Pravda, Russia – State television in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is saying that perhaps as many as 22500 people lost their lives in the cyclone and 41000 people are …
Another relative pain
Pioneer Press, MN –
“My heart and my concern is for all the people in Burma,” said Kyaw, who fled his country after taking part in a pro-democracy student and civilian …
US diplomat: 100000 may have died in Myanmar cyclone
Sky Valley Journal, USA –
State media in Myanmar, also known as Burma, reported that nearly 23000 people died when Cyclone Nargis blasted the country‘s western coast on Saturday and …
Appeals for cyclone relief
Toronto Sun, Canada – The death toll in Myanmar, formerly Burma, was in the tens of thousands with many more still missing, state radio reported. As many as a million people may …

Discover Magazine
Like The Rest, Myanmar Was Foretold
Discover Magazine, NY – Hardest hit in the rush to develop the country formerly named Burma have been its rivers and forests, environmentalists say. Several months ago, in a tall …
US Diplomat: Myanmar Death Toll Could Reach 100000
MyFox Houston, TX –
State media in Myanmar, also known as Burma, reported that nearly 23000 people died when Cyclone Nargis blasted the country’s western coast on Saturday and …
With little news, North Texans wait and worry amid aid effort
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
Many from Myanmar, also known as Burma, have left their country, seeking a life not overshadowed by military dictatorship, civil war or religious …
With little news, North Texans wait and worry amid aid effort
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
Many from Myanmar, also known as Burma, have left their country, seeking a life not overshadowed by military dictatorship, civil war or religious …
Leavenworth agency says Myanmar orphanage damaged by cyclone
The Wenatchee World Online, WA – Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, was hit by Cyclone Nargis early Saturday morning. As of this morning, government officials there …
60000 Dead or Missing in Burma
Daily Georgian Times, Georgia –
The reclusive rulers of Burma — which they call Myanmar — are mistrustful of the outside world’s intentions. They are also resented by millions of their …
Burma spiralling out of control
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia – “The death count in Myanmar from the cyclone that hit there yesterday has been rising from 15000 to way on up there to much higher numbers now being …
Burma knew of cyclone nearly a week before it hit
Mizzima.com, India – BP Yadav, Director of the Indian Meteorological Department, said, “We updated the Myanmar [Burmese] authorities every three hours and on April 30 we …
Aid Workers Ask Junta For Access To Millions Of Cyclone Survivors …
AHN – Yangon, Myanmar (AHN) – Aid workers on Wednesday called on the ruling junta in Myanmar to give them faster access to survivors in the worst cyclone to hit …
Survey lists most world’s most repressive regimes
The Associated Press –
Violent repression of protests of food prices in Myanmar, or Burma as it is commonly known, contributed to a further downward trend in the South Asian …
Myanmar delta: Key facts
News24.com, South Africa –
The delta was jungle and high grass when annexed as ‘Lower Burma’ by Britain in 1852 after the Second Anglo-Burmese War. The colonial rulers, in charge …
HOW NOT TO HELP
Gather.com, MA – Now that’s what the rest of the world has been doing for those poor folks who suffered a monstrous cyclone and tidal wave in Myanmar (formerly Burma) this …
UN officials: Myanmar cyclone a ‘major, major disaster’
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com, OR – The UN said some 1 million people were homeless in the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. “Basically the entire lower delta region is under water …
Cyclone Nargis: What went wrong in Burma?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway – “I also heard what you did, that the wind would hit us at 40 miles per hour, from Myanmar Athan. That’s why we weren’t too worried and were unprepared” says …
BURMA: Cyclone Nargis Exposes Junta’s Anti-People Attitude
Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
“We continuously updated authorities in Myanmar (as Burma is officially called) and on Apr. 30 we even provided them a details of the likely route, …
China Red Cross to send relief aid to cyclone-hit Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria – Supplies were dispatched by the Red Cross society in the southwestern province of Yunnan, which borders Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
Local Burmese find ways to send direct aid home
Contra Costa Times, CA – … and are going to all the villages that are not accessible anymore,'” said Chu, a former political prisoner who fled Burma, now known as Myanmar, …
As cyclone victims struggle, aid blocked by nation’s rulers
Concord Monitor, NH – Myanmar is also known as Burma. Shortly after the disaster, the Myanmar military authorities said they would welcome international help. …

New York Sun
Burma Rebuffs International Aid Teams in Wake of Cyclone
New York Sun, United States –
The Chinese premier “expressed the belief that Myanmar would soon overcome the difficulties caused by the cyclone and restore normal life for its people …
San Diego Group Provides Aid to Myanmar Cyclone Victims
XETV FOX6 San Diego, Her husband Gary chimes in, “And Burma has not opened up the borders yet to relief workers internationally.” Benyapa Becks met Gary while he was …
Harper meets with Burmese government-in-exile leader Sein Win
Georgia Straight, Canada – On May 2, a cyclone tore through Burma (also known as Myanmar) and left much of the country devastated by heavy winds and flooding. …
Myanmar misery worsens
TheNewsTribune.com, WA –
… known as Burma for delays in approving visas for emergency teams. Myanmar dissident groups took issue with the timing of the administration’s criticism, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 8, 2008 at 6:20 am