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World Focus on Burma (22 May 08)

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Javno.hr
UN seeks more aid access in Myanmar
Aljazeera.net –
The UN secretary-general has arrived in Myanmar to try to persuade the country’s ruling generals to let in more of the foreign assistance needed by victims of this month’s devastating cyclone.
UN Chief Visits Myanmar to Push Junta on Cyclone Aid (Update1) Bloomberg
UN’s Ban in Myanmar to push for cyclone relief AFP
Tehran TimesInquirer.netReutersguardian.co.uk
all 3,757 news articles »

10 Downing Street (press release)
UN chief arrives in Burma on aid mission
Bangkok Post –
Rangoon (dpa) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Burma on Thursday to inspect areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis, which hit the country’s coastal region 20 days ago, and talk to the ruling junta about speeding up disaster relief …
UN chief arrives in Burma Melbourne Herald Sun
UN head to urge more aid in Burma BBC News
Radio AustraliaVoice of AmericaBoston GlobeMelbourne Herald Sun
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CTV.ca
Burma victims lose aid battle as cash flows into China on a flood ...
Times Online –
While millions of dollars have been flooding into China – much of it from the corporate world – appeals for aid to Burma have been less successful.
Take the economic shackles off Burma The Age
The world and its media are playing the dictators’ game guardian.co.uk
NEWS.com.auAljazeera.comU.S. Asian Wire (press release)Telegraph.co.uk
all 101 news articles »

Maktoob Business (press release)
Chevron executive grilled in US Congress over Myanmar venture
AFP –
“In the last few weeks, many American have gotten a glimpse into the insular and oppressive world of Burma,” Schumer said, using Myanmar’s previous name. “As we all watched the woefully inadequate response to the disaster by the repressive and violent …
Junta’s Refusal To Allow Western Aid Into Myanmar May Be … AHN
Myanmar declares official cyclone mourning United Press International
KPLC-TVAXcess News
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Radio Australia
UN chief vow ahead of Burma trip
BBC News – May 20, 2008
“I want to see the conditions under which relief teams are working, and I intend to do all I can to reinforce their efforts, in co-ordination with the Myanmar [Burma] authorities and international aid agencies,” he told reporters at UN headquarters in …
Burma junta relents on disaster The Age
Asean struggles to help Burma Bangkok Post
ReliefWeb (press release)Guardian UnlimitedWashington PostABC Online
all 368 news articles »

The Southern Ledger
(UPDATE) UN chief meets Myanmar premier on relief operations
Inquirer.net – 36 minutes ago
YANGON — UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Thursday with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein, in a high-profile diplomatic push to press the junta to accept a full-scale relief operation for cyclone survivors.
‘Second disaster is looming’ The National
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Canada.com
Cyclone Nargis survivors ousted from shelters in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – With few places to seek refuge, the wooden schoolhouse seemed as good as anywhere. Though its roof was partially blown off by Cyclone Nargis, and panels were ripped from its walls, hundreds of people swarmed here after the storm.
From the field: Latest on Myanmar cyclone ReliefWeb (press release)
Cyclone videos are underground hit in Myanmar Indian Express
ReliefWeb (press release)The Associated PressReliefWeb (press release)The Associated Press
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AFP
Laura Bush to Myanmar: ‘Let people of US help
AFP –
“I just want to urge the government of Burma to make sure people get this help,” she said, calling the country by its former name.
Learning from disasters Manila Standard Today
ADRA is first to deliver aid to Myanmar’s isolated Pyinsalu Islands ReliefWeb (press release)
Euronews.netHinduThe Associated PressAFP
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The Southern Ledger
Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s military junta will set up orphanages for the hundreds of children whose parents died in the recent cyclone, state media reported Wednesday.
Schools vow by junta Gulf Daily News
Save the Children reaches 160000 cyclone survivors in Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
New York TimesInternational Herald Tribune
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Javno.hr
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
New York TimesUnited Press InternationalJavno.hrAllAfrica.com
all 97 news articles »

Javno.hr
Cyclone-hit Myanmar seeks $11 bln in aid -ASEAN
Reuters –
ASEAN chief Surin Pitsuwan also said a Myanmar cabinet minister told him that French oil giant Total SA was willing to transfer aid and equipment from French and US Navy ships waiting in waters near the former Burma. Minister of Planning and Economic …
UN chief to Myanmar: focus on saving lives Canada.com
Burma wants aid-pledging conference NEWS.com.au
ReliefWeb (press release)
all 32 news articles »

Javno.hr
US: Myanmar’s storm response appalling
The Associated Press – May 20, 2008
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scot Marciel told lawmakers that the generals running Myanmar, also known as Burma, cannot manage the distribution of aid needed to help people facing disease, malnutrition and exposure to the elements.
Junta’s voting victory and Cyclone Nargis Shan Herald Agency for News
Charity worker’s Burma mission ic Wales
IndependentInternational Herald TribuneIndependent
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CBS News
We have a responsibility to protect the people of Burma. But how?
guardian.co.uk –
It doesn’t, so we have to use all other means This weekend, unless Burma’s generals rediscover in their shrivelled souls some remnant of human decency, there will take place in the Irrawaddy delta one of the most grotesque events in the political …
Burma (Myanmar) dodges a bullet Yahoo! News
Crisis and Response – Part II YaleGlobal Online
Washington TimesCBS News
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Voice of America
Burma allows UN helicopters, bans US choppers
Bangkok Post –
The US military also has several helicopters on standby on a warship off the Myanmar coast and in neighbouring Thailand. The UN said it had received permission from Burma to deploy nine helicopters to deliver emergency aid.
UN chief arrives in Myanmar in bid to gain relief access WLOS
Myanmar: Secretary-General’s remarks to the press on arrival at … ReliefWeb (press release)
Thai News Agency MCOTSeatradeasia-online (subscription)XinhuaXinhua
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The Associated Press
UN chief goes to Myanmar to cajole junta over aid
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew into Myanmar on Thursday on a mission to persuade the country’s ruling generals to let in a torrent of foreign assistance for cyclone victims rather than the current trickle.

WBT
UN: 1.4 million in Myanmar still need emergency aid
International Herald Tribune – May 20, 2008
AP GENEVA: The United Nations will need to continue its emergency operations for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar for the foreseeable future, the global body said Tuesday.
WRAPUP 2-Myanmar mourns cyclone victims; aid pressure grows Reuters India
Myanmar Agrees to Let UN Helicopters in to Areas Devastated TransWorldNews (press release)
ABC NewsAsia Times OnlineThe Associated PressMerinews
all 3,398 news articles »
Myanmar appears to nix US Navy help, saying “strings attached”
International Herald Tribune –
… believes we may have an opportunity to assist the people of Burma in the wake of this natural disaster,” said Lt.

CNN International
UN chief arrives in Myanmar to meet military rulers
CNN International –
Watch Ban remark on Myanmar crisis » The UN leader said he will meet with Senior Gen. Than Shwe, leader of the junta that rules the country, also known as Burma. Before his arrival, Ban made a stop in Bangkok, Thailand, where he said Asian nations are …

MSN UK News
Eyewitness: Burma delta disaster
BBC News – May 20, 2008
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.
Aid flow into Myanmar (Burma) increases by 50 per cent as … ReliefWeb (press release)
British aid reaches cyclone victims The Press Association
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CNNMoney.com
Aid flows to China but less to Myanmar
CNNMoney.com – May 20, 2008
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 relief suffers a setback Press & Sun-Bulletin
`Disaster fatigue’ leads to drop in giving The Associated Press
all 137 news articles »

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 22, 2008 at 5:39 am

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  1. […] CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptCNN International – Watch Ban remark on Myanmar crisis » The UN leader said he will meet with Senior Gen. Than Shwe, leader of the junta that rules the country, also known as Burma. Before his arrival, Ban made a stop in Bangkok, … […]


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