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World Focus on Burma (8 May 08)

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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
all 292 news articles »

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
SwissinfoNew Zealand Herald
all 681 news articles »
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)
all 5 news articles »
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
all 162 news articles »
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)
UNICEF (press release)Market Wire (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
all 4 news articles »
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

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