Burma: Cyclone updated news (9 May 2008)
UN Suspends Aid Supplies to Myanmar
New York Times –
By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK – The United Nations suspended relief supplies to Myanmar on Friday after the military government seized the food and equipment it had already sent into the country.
$3 million Burma aid pathetic: Downer
ABC Online –
Australia’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Burma has drawn the indignation of the former foreign minister, Alexander Downer.
Burma aid blockages could be ‘catastrophic’ Telegraph.co.uk
Burmese Government Slows Relief Efforts Washington Post
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Myanmar turns back Qatari cyclone rescue team
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta turned back a disaster rescue team that arrived in Yangon from Qatar because the flight only had permission to deliver aid supplies, an official paper said on Friday.
UN blasts Myanmar for visa policy on aid workers
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The United Nations says Myanmar’s refusal to give visas to relief experts is “unprecedented” in the history of humanitarian work.
Alalam News Network
Myanmar pressed to let aid in
Myanmar ‘s military government has allowed in the first major international aid shipment but turned away American aid. The UN said it was “disappointed” with Myanmar over its failure to allow foreign relief workers and supplies into the country quickly …
Myanmar says ‘not ready’ for foreign aid workers AFP
Myanmar Rulers’ Cyclone Response May Be Shaped by Superstition Bloomberg
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UN demands Myanmar drop barriers to aid
International Herald Tribune –
By Andy Newman and Seth Mydans UNITED NATIONS: With 1.5 million people in Myanmar now believed to be facing the threat of starvation and disease and with relief efforts still largely stymied by the country’s isolationist military rulers, …
Video: Questions About Aid Plague Myanmar Cyclone AssociatedPress