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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 …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 8, 2008 at 10:14 am

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