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World Focus on Burma (9 May 08)

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The Province

The Associated Press –
Tens of thousands of people die every year in Myanmar, also known as Burma, from tuberculosis, AIDS and diarrhea. Malaria alone kills about 3000 people …

. Voice of America

Wall Street Journal –
“Two weeks isn’t enough,” says Zin Linn, a spokesman for a US based government in exile, the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma. …

. Monsters and Critics.com

Monsters and Critics.com –
According to the Myanmar military junta’s latest figures, the Nargis cyclone which hit the country with extreme winds and a tidal surge claimed 22997 lives, …

. Canada.com

Canada.com, Canada –
As a result, the UN’s humanitarian food agency said it was suspending aid deliveries to Myanmar, also known as Burma. “The restrictions on us are …
Burma (Myanmar) aid logjam riles donors Christian Science Monitor
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Boston Globe

Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Though Yangon (Rangoon) escaped the total destruction that Cyclone Nargis brought to much of the rest of the Irrawaddy Delta in Burma (Myanmar), …
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Monsters and Critics.com

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
Please get this story out of Burma [Myanmar]. We can only just sit and pray. This is all we Burmese can do.” The following day the same person asked me in …
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USA Today –
Burma is still a big mess. CNN says the United Nations announced this morning that it’s suspending aid shipments to the cyclone-stricken country because …
BURMA: UN Aid Arrives, But Many Doors Still Closed Inter Press Service (subscription)
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CHQR

Times Online, UK –
“Myanmar is not in a position to receive rescue and information teams from foreign countries at the moment,” a government-run newspaper said. …
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CathNews

Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
… international network was working through Catholic Church partners in Myanmar, in direct response to the expressed needs of the Church in Burma/Myanmar. …
Humanitarian relief urgent in Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
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Reuters India, India –
“We’re outraged by the slowness of the response of the government of Burma (Myanmar) to welcome and accept assistance,” US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told …
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Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
“Myanmar (Burma) is not in a position to receive rescue and information teams from foreign countries at the moment,” a foreign ministry statement said. …
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The Southern Ledger

Euronews.net, France –
Pictures emerging from southern Myanmar, the former Burma, show how much of the region was devastated by the weekend’s devastating cyclone. …
World Vision in Myanmar Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
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CCTV

Times Online, UK –
Qin Gang, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, has urged Burma to work with the international community. “We hope Myanmar will co-operate with the international …
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The Southern Ledger

NPR –
There is still no approval for US cargo planes filled with drinking water and other aid materials to land inside Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
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CBC.ca

guardian.co.uk, UK –
The foreign ministry said Burma would accept supplies from overseas, but would control the distribution for now. ” Myanmar [Burma] is giving priority to …
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The Southern Ledger

Voice of America –
… who said earlier the United States was considering air dropping relief supplies without permission into Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
UN demands Myanmar drop aid barriers Austin American-Statesman
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New York Daily News

Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
Rescue crews have been deported by Burma’s military junta, just a day after arriving in the disaster-stricken nation. The Burmese government declared it is …
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PRESS TV

Reuters –
Myanmar has allowed a handful of cargo flights to land in the former capital Yangon and unload emergency supplies for up to one million people left homeless …
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CTV.ca

The Canadian Press, TORONTO –
TORONTO — A member of a Toronto-based rapid response team says he is frustrated the team has been unable to secure visas to get into cyclone-ravaged Myanmar …
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Canada.com

Ottawa Citizen, Canada –
International disaster relief experts are still cooling their heels, mostly in Bangkok, waiting for visas to enter Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
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Inquirer.net, Philippines –
“We are awaiting acceptance from Myanmar of our offer of assistance. But we are continuing coordination both through the Burma Embassy here and our Embassy …
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Chicago Sun-Times, United States –
Though the cyclone hit Saturday, the Myanmar government continued to deny much foreign aid, said Jeremy Woodrum, director of the US Campaign for Burma. …
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TVNZ

GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
The world needs to find a way to use its aid to create a real path to democracy in Burma [Myanmar], the kind that reacts well when its citizens cry out for …
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Church World Service (press release)

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
As the first few flights of relief supplies have reached the survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar(Burma) the scope of the disaster is starting to take …
Donations needed for Burmese Aid Effort Scoop.co.nz (press release)
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

The Age, Australia –
The recent cyclone in Burma heavily damaged rice fields there and sent rice prices soaring in the country. But rice traders said this had not pushed up …
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Reuters AlertNet

Yahoo! News –
WASHINGTON — One can only wonder how a country like Myanmar — historically known as Burma — can bear all the miseries being heaped upon it. …
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Telegraph.co.uk

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, …
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San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
Villarosa said the challenge of restoring order was a huge one for the authorities in Burma, also known as Myanmar. “It’s my hope that they’re going to …
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Reuters AlertNet, UK –
WER is working in partnership with ADRA Burma, based locally within Myanmar (Burma), to provide emergency aid to victims of last week’s Cyclone Nargis. …
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Winston-Salem Journal

San Jose Mercury News, USA –
… 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, …
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Ballard Communications Management (Press Releases), UK –
UK-DMC satellite image of Burma (Myanmar) showing the Rangoon (Yangon) area and southern coastal regions. Images taken of Myanmar, using UK-DMC’s 32 m …
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NDTV.com

AFP –
“We want to get aid into Burma as quickly as possible,” said spokesman Gordon Johndroe, referring to the country by its previous name, …
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Diocese of Lichfield, UK –
Every penny received from the appeal will be used to aid the people of Burma, primarily through the Anglican Church in Myanmar working with the mission …
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Inquirer.net, Philippines –
LABUTTA, BURMA—As corpses lay rotting alongside the bloated carcasses of animals, haunted survivors of last weekend’s cyclone told how entire families were ..
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Toronto Star, Canada –
Canadian Red Cross for emergency relief in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Other aid organizations in Canada have also responded. On Saturday, the first MSF …
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AFP

AFP –
“We call upon the authorities in Burma to open their doors to the generous assistance of the international community and to alleviate the disastrous …
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Corriere della Sera

Corriere della Sera, Italy –
Are the relief teams having difficulties entering Burma? What is the visa situation? «Cargo planes are just now starting to arrive in Myanmar. …
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The Associated Press

The Associated Press – .
.. and tens of thousands more are listed as missing, and the UN estimates more than 1 million people are homeless in Myanmar, which also is known as Burma. …
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The Associated Press

The Associated Press – During his 26-year rule, Ne Win’s regime curtailed human rights and political opposition and closed the country off to outsiders, earning Burma, …
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The Associated Press

The Associated Press –
Air Force transport planes and helicopters packed with supplies also sat waiting for a green light to enter Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
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BBC News

Scotsman, United Kingdom –
But more aid is desperately needed and the DEC is calling on people to donate to the Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal. Calls to support the appeal have also …
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 9, 2008 at 4:40 pm

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