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Burma: Cyclone updated top news (20 May 2008)

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UN’s Ban says Myanmar to allow WFP helicopters



UN chief hopeful over Burma aid

The Press Association –
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Burma to press for speedy relief for 75% of those affected by Cyclone Nargis who have received no help.
Burma junta relents on disaster The Age
Myanmar mourns dead as UN reports aid progress National Post
ReutersUSA TodayABC OnlineVoice of America
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Borneo Bulletin

Burma Warns of Food Shortage

Washington Post –
Burma officials have invited representatives of several countries to visit the cyclone-hit delta in a bid to deflect criticism that it is mismanaging relief operations.
World Bank Says No Aid to Burma Voice of America
UN head expected to meet Myanmar junta leader The Associated Press
CNNNew York TimesReutersBloomberg
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Windsor Star

Charity worker’s Burma mission

ic Wales –
“The scale of this emergency is difficult to comprehend, despite the news reports that we are getting from Myanmar (Burma). I don’t think I’ll really be able to understand the situation until I’m out there.” Jess, who is originally from Edinburgh, …
WRAPUP 2-Myanmar mourns cyclone victims; aid pressure grows Reuters India
Slow progress as Myanmar diplomatic efforts intensify Monsters and (press release)
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Starvation threatens in once fertile Myanmar

Soon after its independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar — then known as Burma — was the world’s largest rice exporter.
Flags at half-mast in Myanmar amid aid pressure Reuters India
Myanmar begins 3 days of mourning
New Zealand HeraldEarthtimes (press release)Asia Times OnlineHelsingin Sanomat
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Myanmar mourns dead as U.N. reports aid progress

Reuters –

People repair their homes in a village hit by Cyclone Nargis, outside of Yangon May 20, 2008. (Stringer/Reuters)

Reuters Photo: People repair their homes in a village hit by Cyclone Nargis, outside of Yangon May…

UN keeps pressure on Myanmar to allow in more aid

YANGON, Myanmar – The U.N.’s top humanitarian official made fresh pleas to Myanmar’s military government Tuesday to allow in more foreign aid for cyclone survivors, as the country began three days of mourning for the 134,000 dead and missing.

WHO chief urges disaster-proof hospitals

Mon May 19, 2:11 PM ET

GENEVA – The disasters in China and Myanmar underscore the need to improve construction of hospitals and schools so they can withstand high winds and earthquakes, the head of the U.N. health agency said Monday.


Myanmar mourns cyclone victims


YANGON, Myanmar (CNN) — With flags lowered to half-staff, Myanmar began a three-day mourning period Tuesday for the victims of a devastating cyclone that reportedly killed more than 130000 people and left at least two million homeless.
Myanmar Mourns Victims of Cyclone New York Times
Myanmar mourns for 78000 cyclone victims The Associated Press
BloombergReutersInternational Herald TribuneSan Jose Mercury News
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The international aid agencies finally have a route to get vast amounts of relief supplies into Myanmar. It has been agreed that neighbouring south east-Asian countries will coordinate the aid operation for the United Nations.
Myanmar reiterates need to go through procedures for foreign … Xinhua
GC Participants Asked to Support Humanitarian Efforts in China and … The FINANCIAL
New York MagazineJohns Hopkins GazetteInternational Herald TribuneVoice of America
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Lord Malloch Brown is just back from Rangoon claiming credit for the agreement on what he calls the “middle way”, a compromise announced today under which the West would let Burma’s neighbours take the lead in delivering aid, in order to get round the …
More Aid Needed For Burma Voice of America
Burma junta shows signs of backtracking Times Online
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By David Blair and Thomas Bell An international relief operation designed to help victims of Burma’s cyclone, exploiting loopholes in the regime’s ban on Western aid, should begin soon, Britain said.
Internet can force change in Myanmar: Brown AFP
British minister predicts ‘dramatic steps’ by Myanmar to open up … International Herald Tribune
Times OnlineReutersReuters
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Myanmar opens door to help from Asian neighbors

AP –

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar‘s junta, facing global outrage for spurning international assistance, appeared to relent Monday, saying it would allow its Asian neighbors to oversee the distribution of foreign relief to cyclone survivors.

It also approved a visit by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and prepared to host a meeting of aid donors, while claiming that losses from the May 2-3 disaster exceeded $10 billion…….


Seattle Post Intelligencer

Myanmar mourns cyclone dead; aid pressure grows

Reuters –
By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – Army-ruled Myanmar started three days of mourning on Tuesday for the 134000 dead and missing from Cyclone Nargis as diplomats pressed the reclusive generals to speed up aid to 2.4 million survivors.

Myanmar Is Said to Allow Aid Efforts by Neighbors New York Times
Myanmar agrees to accept ASEAN cyclone aid CNN International
International Herald TribuneThe Associated PressMonsters and
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Asian medical teams now working in Burma –
Burma has bowed to weeks of diplomatic pressure and allowed in medical teams from neighbouring countries to help the survivors of Cyclone Nargis.
Smith welcomes ASEAN aid deal for Burma ABC Online
International sea convoy awaits mediation by Asian bloc to deliver … International Herald Tribune
The Associated Online
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Voice of America

UN Chief Heads to Cyclone-Stricken Burma

Voice of America –
Mr. Ban’s spokeswoman, Michele Montas, said Monday that the secretary-general would go directly to the areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis when he arrives in Burma – also known as Myanmar – on Thursday. “His objective is to reinforce the ongoing aid …
UN Chief to Visit Cyclone-Ravaged Myanmar NPR
UN humanitarian official arrives in Burma Radio Australia
MaximsNews NetworkArabisto.comAHNUN News Centre
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The Southern Ledger

Burma generals agree to UN aid for cyclone victims

Independent –
It was hoped the junta would waive visa requirements for relief agencies based in Burma. But with time running out for two million survivors in the Irrawaddy delta threatened with disease and starvation, he feared that the agreement with the Burmese …
More Aid Needed For Burma Voice of America
Can Lord Malloch-Brown help Burma?
Times OnlineAFPFOXNewsAgenzia Giornalistica Italia
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 20, 2008 at 4:25 am

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