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World Focus on Burma (21 May 08)

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Latest news on the disaster in Myanmar (Burma)New!


China Post
Myanmar’s military leaders slowly open door to aid
Globe and Mail –
BANGKOK — After nearly three weeks of stonewalling, it appears Myanmar’s military regime is opening its doors – at least part way – to more foreign aid and expertise to assist hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors.
ASEAN’s task force to channel foreign aid to Myanmar Jakarta Post
World Bank ready to assess Myanmar damage: official Reuters
AFPNew York TimesThe Associated PressReuters
all 835 news articles »

The Associated Press
State media: Myanmar shuns aid from US warships
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar shunned a US proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone victims on Wednesday, according to state-run media, dimming hopes that the vessels could provide a major boost to relief efforts.
Aid pries Myanmar’s closed door Asia Times Online
UN’s Ban says will meet Myanmar junta leader ABS CBN News
BloombergTelegraph.co.ukAgenzia Giornalistica ItaliaAljazeera.net
all 2,704 news articles »

Voice of America
Burma Says No to Aid Deliveries from US Naval Warships
Voice of America –
By VOA News Burma says it will not allow US naval ships to deliver emergency aid to victims of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the country’s Irrawaddy delta earlier this month.
UN chief vow ahead of Burma trip BBC News
Burma’s next wave of dying Boston Globe
The Press AssociationMelbourne Herald SunThe AgeVoice of America
all 364 news articles »

Boston Globe
Ghana: Ban Ki-Moon in Myanmar to Boost Aid Effort
AllAfrica.com –
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, is expected to arrive in Myanmar today to visit the areas that have been most affected by Cyclone Nargis, which swept through Myanmar early this month. He will also meet with senior Government officials.
Myanmar okays UN choppers for aid delivery Sify
People in western Myanmar struggle with shortages Reuters India
Washington PostRadio NetherlandsCNNReuters India
all 392 news articles »

CTV.ca
Eyewitness: Burma delta disaster
BBC News –
A medic has described the harrowing scenes of devastation he witnessed in cyclone-ravaged Burma. Dr Sean Keogh, who works with medical aid agency Merlin, spent nine days in the badly-hit Irrawaddy Delta region.
Burma’s Woes: A Threat to the Junta TIME
Don’t forget Burma, says top aid worker NEWS.com.au
IndependentAnglican Media MelbourneThoughts on FreedomNewsweek
all 626 news articles »

CNNMoney.com
Aid flows to China but less to Myanmar
CNNMoney.com –
Myanmar, popularly known as Burma, was severely rattled by a May 3 cyclone. The military government officials said the storm killed an estimated 78000 people – although outside agencies say the toll may be closer to 140000 – and millions need help.
`Disaster fatigue’ leads to drop in giving The Associated Press
Donations Continue for Asian Disasters Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)
PaddockTalkBiloxi Sun Herald
all 143 news articles »

WBT
Aid Coordinator Says Situation Is Dire in Myanmar
NPR –
All Things Considered, May 20, 2008 · Jean Sebastian Matte, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, says the situation is dire for many people in Myanmar and that many people in desperate need of aid haven’t received any.
Myanmar allows Thai medical team to work in cyclone-hit delta Earthtimes (press release)
Brave young Myanmar doctors head to disaster zone Reuters
The Associated PressThe Canadian PressNews24ReliefWeb (press release)
all 287 news articles »

GulfNews
Don’t Mess With The World Bank, Myanmar
Forbes –
On Tuesday the World Bank remained resolute in its position regarding the ruling junta of Myanmar, which is stubbornly refusing to allow Western aid workers the freedom of action needed to deal with the havoc and destruction of Cyclone Nargis.
World Bank won’t help Myanmar News24
Cyclone-hit Myanmar not requested aid – World Bank Reuters
Telegraph.co.ukThe Canadian PressABC OnlineForbes
all 255 news articles »

EiTB
International sea convoy awaits mediation by Asian bloc to deliver ...
International Herald Tribune – May 19, 2008
AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Almost within sight range of Myanmar’s cyclone-devastated shore are the USS Essex, USS Juneau, USS Harpers Ferry and USS Mustin.
Myanmar cyclone: plan to beat Burmese block on Western aid Telegraph.co.uk
Britain welcomes Myanmar aid move but urges quick results AFP
The Associated PressTelegraph.co.ukAFPTelegraph.co.uk
all 590 news articles »
Aid agencies plead for more Australian donations for Burma
The Australian – May 20, 2008
AUSTRALIA’s aid agencies have again urged Australians to open their pockets to help two million Burmese affected by Cyclone Nargis as Burma’s military government continues to thwart a full-scale international relief operation.
Aid workers welcome Burma aid decision ABC Online
Open wallets for Burma, urges Rudd NEWS.com.au
Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeDispatch OnlineThe Australian
all 69 news articles »

BBC News
Take the economic shackles off Burma
The Age –
FOR years, the West has imposed sanctions on Burma. It has deliberately set out to cripple the country, allowing it to be so weakened that when a natural disaster hits, such as the recent cyclone in the Irrawaddy Delta, the country cannot cope.
The world and its media are playing the dictators’ game guardian.co.uk
Politicizing Burma’s tragedy Aljazeera.com
Edmonton SunDowagiac Daily NewsTelegraph.co.ukGuardian Unlimited
all 92 news articles »

BBC News
Burma ‘still uses child soldiers’
BBC News –
Burma has been named as the most persistent user of child soldiers, with thousands in its armed forces – some as young as 11, Human Rights Watch says.
Burma Continues to Recruit Child Soldiers The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Alarm over child soldiers National Post
International Herald TribuneAllAfrica.comReliefWeb (press release)
all 18 news articles »

Javno.hr
Generals allow UN helicopters, aid into Burma
Radio Australia –
[Reuters] The United Nations says Burma’s rulers have granted it permission to use helicopters to help distribute aid to cyclone victims.
Burma allows aid to worst-affected Scotsman
UN’s Ban says Myanmar to allow WFP helicopters Reuters
all 10 news articles »

NDTV.com
Bangladesh mourns Myanmar, China victims
Economic Times –
21 May, 2008, 1011 hrs IST, PTI Dhaka: Bangladesh on kept its national flag half mast across the country to mourn the loss of lives in neighbouring natural calamities-struck Myanmar and China, an official statement said. “The government has taken the …
India to fly aid to China, Myanmar Hindustan Times
Bangladesh medical team with medical supplies leaves for Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
Monsters and Critics.comPR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)The Daily StarSify
all 17 news articles »

MSN India
Burma prepares for vote
Independent Online – May 19, 2008
Yangon – “They treat us like we’re not even human,” fumed Yangon taxi driver Ko Myo, after Myanmar authorities knocked on his door to remind him to vote this coming on Saturday.
Myanmar Country Profile Fact Monster
THINKING OF BURMA – Jamyang Norbu Phayul
ABC OnlineRadio AustraliaNational PostDispatch Online
all 268 news articles »
Call to boost aid effort to Burma
ic Wales –
CYNON Valley MP Ann Clwyd is calling for Britain to do more to help the people of Burma, writes MIKE PROSSER. Many thousands of people lost their lives in the recent cyclone that swept the country, with many others losing their homes and now at threat …
Myanmar to appear in Southeast Asia youth track and field tournament
Xinhua –
YANGON, May 21 (Xinhua) — Myanmar youth track and field team will take part in the upcoming 3rd Southeast Asia (SEA) Youth Track and Field Tournament in Phuket, Thailand, according to official local language newspaper The Myanma Alin on Wednesday.

The Associated Press
UN chief: Myanmar says yes to foreign helicopters
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar will allow UN helicopters to ferry aid to cyclone victims, the UN chief said. But state media reported Wednesday the government will not accept any disaster relief from US warships.

CCTV
Myanmar top leader instructs to set up orphanages for cyclone victims
Xinhua – May 20, 2008
YANGON, May 20 (Xinhua) — Myanmar top leader Senior-General Than Shwe instructed local authorities to set up orphanages for children whose parents were killed in the cyclone, according to Tuesday’s state TV news report at noon.
Myanmar mourns cyclone victims nationwide Xinhua
Myanmar designates three days of mourning for cyclone victims Xinhua
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all 84 news articles »

AFP
UN’s Ban to try to convince Myanmar on aid
AFP –
Despite the scope of the destruction, the World Bank said Tuesday it could not provide any financial assistance to Myanmar because the country was 10 years behind in its debts.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 21, 2008 at 11:31 am

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