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World Focus on Burma (18 May 08)

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CCTV

Myanmar’s junta leader visits cyclone refugees
CNN International –
The visit comes on the day that United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes is expected to arrive in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, to assess the …
Myanmar’s Jeweled Temple Damaged National Geographic
Worldwide anger at Myanmar response The National
Washington exploits Myanmar’s cyclone tragedy Party for Socialism and Liberation
elEconomista.es
all 121 news articles »

WELT ONLINE

Myanmar junta savvy to humanitarian aid
Edmonton Sun,  Canada –
As the cyclone in Burma (Myanmar) and earthquake in China tragically confirmed, the stars did not lie. China’s last major earthquake was in 1976 when 240000 …
Different responses to disasters in Myanmar, China The Associated Press
Two disasters, different responses Bangkok Post
China Is Urged to Use Influence With Junta Wall Street Journal
Earthtimes (press release)
all 150 news articles »

Voice of America

UN Humanitarian Chief in Burma to Boost Cyclone Aid Effort
Voice of America –
… talks with aid organizations and Burma’s military government are aimed at spurring aid to the hardest-hit regions of Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
Burma’s response “far, far too short,” says Ban Ki-moon Mizzima.com
Open up to relief effort, UN to tell junta Sydney Morning Herald
UN Chief Mobilizes Key Countries to Aid Burma Cyclone Victims Voice of America
all 22 news articles »

TopNews

Tim Costello dejected over inability to help in Burma
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
But in Burma, while suffering in the wake of Cyclone Nargis was all around, it was a sense of frustration at being unable to help that overwhelmed the World …
‘Race against the weather’ The Age
Cyclone Nargis to have bigger impact than Tsunami Thaindian.com
Cyclone Nargis impact ‘bigger than tsunami’ Melbourne Herald Sun
all 25 news articles »

The Associated Press

Aid agency: Starvation possible for Myanmar’s kids
The Associated Press –
Britain’s prime minister accused authorities in the country, also known as Burma, of preventing foreign aid from reaching victims and said the military …
Aid-wary Burma allows medics in The Times
British prime minister accuses Myanmar junta of ‘inhuman’ behaviour The Canadian Press
Thai, Indian doctors allowed to enter Myanmar Globe and Mail
all 605 news articles »
Myanmar’s leaders put power over welfare of the people
St. George Daily Spectrum, UT –
Some estimates put the death toll from the May 2-3 storm in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, at more than 120000. As many as 2 million people …
Legislature rallies denounce regimes in Burma, China
Toronto Star,  Canada –
The country, also known as Myanmar, was hit May 3 by Cyclone Nargis, leaving millions homeless, without food or clean water, and about 133000 dead or …
Burmese children face trouble on all fronts
San Jose Mercury News,  USA –
… said Anne-Claire Dufay, the chief child protection officer for UNICEF in Burma, which the isolationist military government calls Myanmar. …
Myanmar invites relief experts from Asia Economic Times
Frustrated aid groups try new tactics to help Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
all 9 news articles »

TopNews

‘It’s difficult in there. It’s like walking a tightrope’
The Age, Australia –
Tim Costello describes the guilt he felt coming home, and the devastation he left behind in Burma. TIM Costello has dealt with devastation before. …
Tim Costello dejected over inability to help in Burma Sydney Morning Herald
Cyclone Nargis to have bigger impact than Tsunami Thaindian.com
Cyclone Nargis impact ‘bigger than tsunami’ Melbourne Herald Sun
The Age
all 25 news articles »
Starvation looms before Myanmar, group warns
CNN –
International outrage mounted over Myanmar’s handling of the disaster. Britain’s prime minister accused authorities in the country, also known as Burma, …
Churches in China mobilise in support of earthquake victims
Ekklesia, UK –
… parishes to collect donations on 25 May and 1 June, after a similar donation campaign to be held on 18 May, for cyclone victims in Myanmar (Burma). …
International community pounds on Myanmar’s doors as cyclone …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
International outrage mounted over Myanmar’s handling of the disaster. Britain’s prime minister accused authorities in the country, also known as Burma, …
Thailand Says Asean Plans More Help for Myanmar Cyclone Victims
Bloomberg –
… France-Presse reported, citing Debbie Stothard, an activist with the anti-junta group Alternative Asean Network on Burma, the former name of Myanmar. …
Pressure mounts on Myanmar to accept aid
International Herald Tribune, France –
To try to offset such a prospect, a steady stream of diplomats have been flying in to the former Burma to plead for more access for aid workers and flights. …
A worried man, far from home
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA –
… stream of horrific news coming from Myanmar, his homeland. Two days before, Cyclone Nargis had ravaged the Southeast Asian country also known as Burma, …
In a time of crisis, China reaches out
Concord Monitor, NH –
… pales in comparison with the unimaginably callous behavior of the military junta that has ruled Burma – which they call Myanmar – for nearly 50 years. …
As Junta Tightens Grip, World Mulls Intervention
Tampa Tribune, FL –
Just hoping the government in Myanmar, also known as Burma, will do the right thing may not be enough. And though it appears unlikely they will be called in …
ASEAN to meet on Burma disaster
Radio Australia, Australia –
Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian nations will meet in Singapore tomorrow (mon) to discuss how to help Burma recover from cyclone …
More aid arrives for Myanmar cyclone victims, but government keeps …
Philippine Star, Philippines –
“The further you go, the worse the situation,” said an overwhelmed doctor in the town of Twante, just southwest of Yangon, Myanmar’s main city. …

PROGRESSIVE POLITICS AND THE TECHIES
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
Every week, I write five of SFGate’s nonscientific polls. Readers often assume that a Bay Area audience is overwhelmingly liberal, but it’s more complicated …
Catastrophe of unrest
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
It’s something to keep in mind as two of the most repressive regimes on the planet — China and Myanmar — struggle to respond to devastating disasters. …
Myanmar Faces Mounting Pressure on Relief Efforts, NYT Reports
Bloomberg –
By Gavin Evans May 18 (Bloomberg) — International pressure is growing on Myanmar’s military rulers to increase their use of international aid in the wake …
Myanmar death toll soars
Reuters UK, UK –
The itineraries were arranged by the Myanmar government, under fire for refusing to allow significant numbers of foreign aid workers and major international …
The responsibility to protect
Webdiary, Australia –
By early last week it was becoming increasingly obvious that the military junta in Burma was being recalcitrant about accepting international aid for the …
Canadian shelter kits close to reaching Burmese
CTV.ca, Canada –
A planeload of Canadian supplies in Bangkok, Thailand should be just days away from providing shelter for survivors of Burma’s cyclone, says a Red Cross …
Canadian Forces plane carrying aid for Myanmar arrives in Bangkok
The Canadian Press –
… said it will match donations of individual Canadians to humanitarian organizations assisting with the relief efforts in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Myanmar’s mishandling of cyclone disaster deals latest blow to ASEAN
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP MANILA, Philippines: Myanmar, long a thorn in the side of its Southeast Asian allies, has again made them a target of criticism after its ruling junta ..

China shows humanity with quake response
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
The contrast between China’s response and the criminal negligence of the Myanmar junta after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta could not be more …
A wave of help
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Thompson, who was present at the screening, said she was hoping to go to Myanmar to help. “If anyone wants to come, you can come and see me. …
Sanctions won’t help victims
News24, South Africa –
Brussels – The EU’s humanitarian aid chief warned on Saturday that Washington’s decision to extend sanctions against the Myanmar junta would not help …
Cyclone damage viewed by diplomats
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –
Foreign diplomats say they saw huge devastation in the Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar during a tightly controlled official tour of the cyclone ravaged district. …
Medical teams finally allowed in to Burma
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
NEARLY 80 Asian medics have arrived in Burma today to help with disaster relief efforts after the devastating cyclone two weeks ago, state media said. …
China Condemned for Blocking UN Action on Burma
OneWorld.net, UK –
… UN action that could bring relief to Burmese citizens suffering from the effects of Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar (formerly Burma) two weeks ago. …
Reporters banned from photographing storm damage
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
San Moe Wai of the Myanmar News Union said reporters should be allowed to present a full picture of the crisis. “News reports about the storm victims need …
celebrAsian participants seek donations to help with natural disasters
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA –
Over at the Burma tent, Ian Loo sought donations to help the citizens of Myanmar recover from a May 3 cyclone that killed about 78000. …

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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Myanmar cyclone: Burma junta is killing its own people, says West
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By Alan Brown in Rangoon Burma has come under mounting pressure to admit outside aid for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis, as Britain accused the junta of …
Uncertainty on kin’s fate worry Burmese in Baguio City Inquirer.net
The Return of Burma’s Monks TIME
Myanmar cyclone: Aid workers tread on eggshells with Burma regime Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk
all 803 news articles »

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AFP

World turns up heat on Myanmar
AFP –
“We have an intolerable situation created by a natural disaster,” Brown, whose country was the colonial power when Myanmar was known as Burma, told the BBC. …
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Myanmar’s Children Face New Risks, Aid Groups Say
New York Times, United States –
… as they tried to recruit children at a shelter, said Anne-Claire Dufay, the chief child protection officer for Unicef in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
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Christian Group Condemns Burma Vote As Cyclone Toll Reaches 134000
BosNewsLife, Hungary –
… predominantly Christian, ethnic Karen and Karenni refugees from Burma expressed concerns about the situation in their country, also known as Myanmar. …
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Omaha Group Raises Money For Myanmar Relief
KPTM-TV, NE –
The Mount View Presbyterian Church played host to a fundraiser for victims of the Burma cyclone. Many groups refer to the country as Burma, not recognizing …
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Awaiting the Big One
Jerusalem Post, Israel –
Natural disasters of mammoth proportions and their catastrophic consequences, like the devastating cyclone that ravaged large stretches of Myanmar (Burma) …
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KIDK

World faces limits to getting aid into Myanmar
The Associated Press –
Just hoping the government in Myanmar, also known as Burma, will do the right thing may not be enough. And though it appears unlikely they will be called in …
US relief arrives in Myanmar NECN
US sends in first aid, awaits green light on bigger Myanmar role International Herald Tribune
Myanmar/Thailand: World Emergency Relief aids cyclone victims ReliefWeb (press release)
Human EventsAustralia.TO
all 1,199 news articles »
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Vancouver Sun

Demonstrators demand help for cyclone-ravaged Burma
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
… Myanmar government to open its borders to relief workers. Cyclone Nargis tore through the country once known as Burma a little more than two weeks ago, …
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Turkish Press

US lawmakers ask Bush to consider Myanmar ‘intervention’
AFP –
“We now face the possible death of 2.5 million people in Burma (Myanmar). Thirteen days after the cyclone hit, there is no more time to wait,” they warned …
Sneaking Cyclone News Out of Myanmar to Facebook ABC News
Burma (Myanmar) reels from Cyclone Nargis 14 May 2008 ReliefWeb (press release)
World Anger Mounts at Burmese Delays in Cyclone Disaster Deutsche Welle
CBS NewsBloomberg
all 333 news articles »
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Church group collects goods for Burma cyclone victims
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
By Jeannette Andrade CARITAS MANILA IS POOLING resources with its international counterparts to send aid to Burma (Myanmar), the first batch of which will …
Church group moves to assist Myanmar cyclone victims GMA news.tv
all 2 news articles »

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

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