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Desperate survivors of Myanmar's cyclone line roads in the ...
AFPTV

Thu May 22, 3:43 PM E

Desperate survivors of Myanmar’s cyclone line roads in the Irrawady delta, waiting for food handouts. The UN estimates the storm severely affected up to 2.4 million people. Duration: 01:

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A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis is seen Thursday, May 22, ...
AP
Thu May 22, 3:38 PM ET

A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis is seen Thursday, May 22, 2008 in an aerial view over the Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar from the helicopter carrying United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

(AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)
A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis in this aerial view in the ...
AFP/Pool
Thu May 22, 2:43 PM ET

A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis in this aerial view in the Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar. Myanmar’s junta has for the first time allowed a US government relief expert into the cyclone-hit country, but his visit is limited and his colleagues remain barred, a US official said Thursday.

(AFP/Pool/Stan Honda)
This Tuesday, May 6, 2008 file photo released by the Mandalay ...
AP
Thu May 22, 1:59 PM ET

This Tuesday, May 6, 2008 file photo released by the Mandalay Gazette shows victims of Cyclone Nargis walking past destroyed villages in the Lat Put Tar region of the Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar. Compared with disasters like the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, those in China and Myanmar have generated just a trickle of aid.

(AP Photo/HO, Mandalay Gazette, HO
A man walks through a rice paddy in this aerial view from the ...
AP
Thu May 22, 1:02 PM ET

A man walks through a rice paddy in this aerial view from the helicopter carrying United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on May 22, 2008 in the Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar. Ban is on a tour to view conditions in cyclone damaged areas and to meet with Myanmar government officials.

(AP Photo/Stan Honda, Pool)
An aerial view of an area affected by Cyclone Nargis in the ...
Reuters
Thu May 22, 11:45 AM ET
An aerial view of an area affected by Cyclone Nargis in the Irrawaddy Delta May 22, 2008. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon saw flooded rice fields and destroyed homes during his mission on Thursday to bring large-scale international aid to 2.4 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon (R, facing camera) squats next to an ...
Reuters
Thu May 22, 11:39 AM ET
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon (R, facing camera) squats next to an interpreter as he talks to Cyclone Nargis survivors at a relief camp in Bebaye township, Irrawaddy Delta May 22, 2008. Ban saw flooded rice fields and destroyed homes during his mission on Thursday to bring large-scale international aid to 2.4 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon (C) arrives at a relief camp consisting ...
Reuters
Thu May 22, 11:35 AM ET
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon (C) arrives at a relief camp consisting of 104 tents given by China and India in Bebaye township, Irrawaddy Delta May 22, 2008. Ban saw flooded rice fields and destroyed homes during his mission on Thursday to bring large-scale international aid to 2.4 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon (R) greets Cyclone Nargis survivors at ...
Reuters
Thu May 22, 11:32 AM ET
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon (R) greets Cyclone Nargis survivors at a relief camp in Bebaye township, Irrawaddy Delta May 22, 2008. Ban saw flooded rice fields and destroyed homes during his mission on Thursday to bring large-scale international aid to 2.4 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
An aerial view of an area affected by Cyclone Nargis in the ...
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Thu May 22, 11:26 AM ET
An aerial view of an area affected by Cyclone Nargis in the Irrawaddy Delta May 22, 2008. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon saw flooded rice fields and destroyed homes during his mission on Thursday to bring large-scale international aid to 2.4 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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Yahoo PICTURES of Burma (Cyclone aftermath and others)

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A poster of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stands ...
AFP

Sat May 24, 1:13 AM ET

A poster of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stands outside the head quarters of the National League for Democracy in Yangon

(AFP/Khin Maung Win)
View of the Irrawaddy Delta that was devastated by Cyclone Nargis. ...
AFP/UN
Sat May 24, 1:13 AM ET

View of the Irrawaddy Delta that was devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Myanmar opened polls for hundreds of thousands of cyclone victims, many hungry, homeless and still waiting for aid, in a much-criticised constitutional referendum Saturday ahead of a key donors’ conference

(AFP/UN/Evan Schneider)
A Marine uses a water purification system aboard the USS Harpers ...
AFP/HO
Sat May 24, 1:13 AM ET

A Marine uses a water purification system aboard the USS Harpers Ferry standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma

(AFP/HO)
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks at a press ...
AFP
Sat May 24, 1:13 AM ET

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks at a press conference in Yangon

(AFP/Stan Honda)
An aeriel view of the tents for people displaced by Cyclone ...
Reuters
Sat May 24, 1:03 AM ET

An aeriel view of the tents for people displaced by Cyclone Nargis at a refugee camp in Kyondah village, Myanmar May 22, 2008.

(Stan Honda/Pool/Reuters)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) meets Senior General ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 4:46 PM ET
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) meets Senior General Than Shwe at the latter’s office in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. Myanmar’s junta agreed on Friday to admit foreign aid workers of all nationalities to the delta area worst hit by Cyclone Nargis, in what the U.N. called a breakthrough for aiding survivors. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (L) poses with ...
AFP/POOL
Fri May 23, 10:24 AM ET

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (L) poses with Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe during Ban’s visit to Myanmar’s capital of Naypyidaw. The US government’s relief arm Friday welcomed news that Myanmar’s reclusive junta would give access to foreign aid workers, with a spokeswoman saying it was “very promising” for cyclone survivors.

(AFP/POOL/Stan Honda)

An elderly woman at a camp for internally displaced people in ...
AFP/UN
Fri May 23, 4:29 PM ET

An elderly woman at a camp for internally displaced people in Kyondah, Myanmar. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the eyes of the world were now on Myanmar after pushing the secretive military regime to accept a major relief effort for survivors of the cyclone disaster.

(AFP/UN/Evan Schneider)
The USS Essex , and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group steam in ...
AP
Fri May 23, 2:56 PM ET

The USS Essex , and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group steam in formation, Friday, May 23, 2008 in the Andaman Sea. The Essex Amphibious Group is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response, a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. The USS Essex, will remain there for some days or weeks, but will not linger there for months waiting for permission to bring in aid.

(AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Chief Petty Office Ty Swartz)
The USS Essex , center, and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group ...
AP
Fri May 23, 2:55 PM ET

The USS Essex , center, and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group steam in formation, Friday, May 23, 2008 in the Andaman Sea. The Essex Amphibious Group is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response, a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. The USS Essex, will remain there for some days or weeks, but will not linger there for months waiting for permission to bring in aid.

(AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Chief Petty Office Ty Swartz)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets U.N. staff at the ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 1:42 PM ET
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets U.N. staff at the Hotel Sedona in Yangon May 23, 2008. Myanmar’s junta agreed on Friday to admit foreign aid workers of all nationalities to the delta area worst hit by Cyclone Nargis, in what the U.N. called a breakthrough for aiding survivors. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signs a book of condolence ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 1:22 PM ET
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signs a book of condolence at the office of Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. Myanmar’s junta agreed on Friday to admit foreign aid workers of all nationalities to the delta area worst hit by Cyclone Nargis, in what the U.N. called a breakthrough for aiding survivors. REUTERS/UN Photo/Evan Schneider/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
A mangrove forest in the Sunderbans, India. The environmental ...
AFP/File
Fri May 23, 11:48 AM ET

A mangrove forest in the Sunderbans, India. The environmental group IUCN has warned that mangroves and other natural barriers must be urgently restored in cyclone-stricken Myanmar to bolster flood defences against any future catastrophe

(AFP/File/Deshakalyan Chowdhury)
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the eyes of the world ...
AFP Graphic
Fri May 23, 9:41 AM ET

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the eyes of the world were now on Myanmar after pushing the secretive military regime to accept foreign aid workers to cope with the cyclone disaster.

(AFP Graphic)
Construction workers wave at a convoy containing U.N. Secretary ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 7:36 AM ET

Construction workers wave at a convoy containing U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Myanmar’s cyclone Nargis survivors, the military government agreed to allow in “all” aid workers, Ban said on Friday.

REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool (MYANMAR)
Myanmar's Senior General Than Shwe (L) is seen before a ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 7:35 AM ET

Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe (L) is seen before a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Myanmar’s cyclone survivors, the military government agreed to allow in “all” aid workers, Ban said on Friday.

REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool (MYANMAR)
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is greeted by Myanmar's ...
Reuters

Fri May 23, 7:30 AM ET

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is greeted by Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win (R) in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Myanmar’s cyclone Nargis survivors, the military government agreed to allow in “all” aid workers, Ban said on Friday.

REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool (MYANMAR)
Two Myanmar soldiers working as door attendants peak through ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 7:27 AM ET

Two Myanmar soldiers working as door attendants peak through a door during the meeting between U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe at Bayint Naung Yeiktha palace in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis survivors, the military government agreed to allow in “all” aid workers, Ban said on Friday.

REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool (MYANMAR)
Myanmar's Senior General Than Shwe awaits the arrival of ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 7:12 AM ET

Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe awaits the arrival of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis survivors, the military government agreed to allow in “all” aid workers, Ban said on Friday.

REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool (MYANMAR)
In this Thursday May 22, 2008 file photo, a small boy displaced ...
AP
Fri May 23, 5:19 AM ET

In this Thursday May 22, 2008 file photo, a small boy displaced by Cyclone Nargis stands in his tent n the Kyondah village, Myanmar. A reader-submitted question about aid to Myanmar is being answered as part of an Associated Press Q&A column called ‘Ask AP.’

(AP Photo/Stan Honda, Poo
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Myanmar ...
AP
Fri May 23, 5:08 AM ET

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Myanmar Senior Gen. Than Shwe, right, on Friday May 23, 2008 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Ban, on a mission to open up Myanmar to international disaster assistance, said the ruling junta agreed Friday to allow ‘all aid workers’ into the country to help cyclone survivors.

(AP Photo/Stan HONDA, POOL)
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon emerges from a meeting with ...
Reuters
Fri May 23, 7:01 AM ET

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon emerges from a meeting with Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe in Naypyidaw May 23, 2008. In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Myanmar’s cyclone survivors, the military government agreed to allow in “all” aid workers, Ban said on Friday.

REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool (MYANMAR)
Soldiers clear debris left from Cyclone Nargis in Yangon. Myanmar ...
AFP
Fri May 23, 3:36 AM ET

Soldiers clear debris left from Cyclone Nargis in Yangon. Myanmar has agreed to allow “all aid workers” to stage a relief effort for cyclone survivors, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar has opened to all aid workers

(AFP/Stan Honda)
In this photo released by UNICEF, Myanmar people are shown near ...
AP
Fri May 23, 2:16 AM ET

In this photo released by UNICEF, Myanmar people are shown near cyclone Nargis storm damage Sunday, May 18, 2008, near Dedaye township in the Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar.

(AP Photo/UNICEF, HO)
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2nd right) visits ...
AFP/HO
Fri May 23, 1:39 AM ET

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2nd right) visits cyclone affected people in a relief camp in Dedaye May 22. Ban left early Friday for Myanmar’s remote capital of Naypyidaw to meet junta leader Than Shwe and press him to accept a full-scale cyclone relief operation.

(AFP/HO)
A Myanmar girl holds a baby while waiting for relief goods in ...
AFP
Fri May 23, 1:39 AM ET

A Myanmar girl holds a baby while waiting for relief goods in Dedaye. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon left early Friday for Myanmar’s remote capital of Naypyidaw to meet junta leader Than Shwe and press him to accept a full-scale cyclone relief operation.

(AFP/Khin Maung Win)
People carry relief goods that were distributed in the cyclone-hit ...
AFP
Thu May 22, 3:43 PM ET

People carry relief goods that were distributed in the cyclone-hit town of Dedaye, Myanmar. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday toured the Myanmar cyclone disaster area, as he began talks with the junta on opening up to a massive relief effort that could save countless lives.

(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

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May 24, 2008 at 6:16 am

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World Focus on Burma (24 May 08)

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American advocacy group wants Suu Kyi’s release before Sunday
Narinjara News, Bangladesh -
“Under Article 10(b) of Burma’s State Protection Law 1975, a person in Burma who is deemed a ‘threat to the sovereignty and security of the State and the …
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Myanmar rejects foreign Navy ships delivering aid
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates -
Yangon: Foreign Navy ships delivering aid are still barred in Myanmar, where a constitutional referendum was held on Saturday in the Irrawaddy Delta and …
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GCC, EU eye free-trade deal by year-end
Arab Times, Kuwait -
… EU foreign ministers to discuss EU operations in Western Balkans and Africa and the humanitarian situation in Myanmar/Burma following the Nargis cyclone.
‘We Will Rise’ for Myanmar
News & Observer, NC -
… message through literature, art and music, suggested he have his song translated into Burmese, the language of the people of Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
Ban Ki-moon: Myanmar agrees to accept international aid workers
CCTV, China -
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, says Myanmar has agreed to accept help from international aid workers. Ban says Myanmar needs more emergency …
China death toll could reach 80000
ITV.com, UK -
He also drew an unspoken comparison with the sluggish aid efforts after a cyclone in neighbouring Burma. Mr Ban arrived by helicopter in the flattened …
CWS Hotline – 26 May 2008: China, Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
In cyclone-stricken areas of Myanmar (Burma), the second wave of disaster is beginning to wash over survivors with the fewest resources to cope. …
Caritas relief efforts scale up in Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
Despite the many challenges for humanitarian assistance and access in Myanmar, emergency relief efforts are scaling up to reach tens of thousands of people. …
Feds pledge $12M in aid
Canoe.ca, Canada -
By SUN MEDIA TORONTO — The federal government is giving more money to help those suffering in Myanmar, announcing $12 million in additional aid yesterday. …
UN chief arrives in China quake zone
ABC Online, Australia -
In contrast, secretive Burma focused on holding a referendum even after Cyclone Nargis slammed into the country on May 2 and barred most foreign aid workers …
Disasters reveal vast differences between two nations
Jamaica Observer, Jamaica -
… which occupies the central portion of the country most of us know as Burma, but which the ruling military junta calls Myanmar (MEE-an-mar). …
Talks held on cyclone survivors aid
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More than 45 countries and regional organisations have signed up to attend a donors conference in Burma to mobilise funds for immediate humanitarian …

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Myanmar to allow foreign help for cyclone victims
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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta, but refused to relent on accepting aid from US, French and British military ships.
Cautious response to Burma pledge BBC News
UN: Myanmar to accept help Chicago Tribune
Boston GlobeInquirer.netReutersBangkok Post
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Canada announces more aid for cyclone-hit Myanmar
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OTTAWA, May 23 (Xinhua) — Canada pledged Friday an additional 12 million Canadian dollars (12 million US dollars) to help relief efforts in Myanmar. “This additional support will help the United Nations, as well as the Canadian and international …
Canada commits $12 million more to Myanmar cyclone relief The Canadian Press
Canada pledges $12M more in Burma aid National Post
Market Wire (press release)Edmonton Sun
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BBC News
Minister sets out for Burma talks
BBC News -
International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander is travelling to Burma for talks on how to get help to victims of Cyclone Nargis.
BURMA: BAN KI-MOON IN FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH JUNTA CHIEFS Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Burma’s leaders under pressure to meet aid conditions Radio Australia
ReliefWeb (press release)Democratic Voice of BurmaInter Press Service (subscription)BBC News
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Boston Globe
Myanmar constitutional referendum continues in cyclone-hit area
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YANGON, May 24 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s referendum on a draft constitution continued Saturday morning in 47 townships of two divisions which are still declared as cyclone-hit-area status, with people across the areas starting to go to poll to cast votes …
Cyclone Nargis survivors ousted from shelters in Myanmar The Associated Press
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BBC News
Aid agencies plan next move in Burma
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International relief agencies have begun planning their next move after a deal to let aid workers into Burma to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis was struck last night.
RAAF plane leaves on Burma aid mission ABC Online
RAAF to ferry helicopters to Burma The Age
Melbourne Herald SunBBC NewsAgenzia Giornalistica ItaliaBangkok Post
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EU official welcomes Myanmar’s willingness to accept aid workers
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BRUSSELS, May 23 (Xinhua) — Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, welcomed here on Friday the announcement that the Myanmar authorities plan to allow international humanitarian workers into the country.
France may push for UN resolution on Myanmar aid The Associated Press
France to seek UN resolution on aid deliveries if Myanmar doesn’t … International Herald Tribune
Earthtimes (press release)PRESS TVChristian Science Monitor
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Trauma risk for Burma aid workers
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“We will need to look out for this when trying to help staff working in Myanmar [Burma],” said Dr Peter Salama, Chief of Health at Unicef.
We have a responsibility to protect the people of Burma. But how? guardian.co.uk
Through Ingenuity and Infrastructure Aid Flows to Burma Cyclone … Business Wire (press release)
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Disaster agencies cautiously welcome Myanmar breakthrough on …
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AP YANGON, Myanmar: International aid agencies Saturday cautiously welcomed the Myanmar junta’s pledge to open its doors to foreign help and urged the regime not to waste more time after three weeks of blocking relief for cyclone survivors.
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Aljazeera.net
Myanmar votes in cyclone-hit areas
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Despite international outcry, Myanmar ‘s military government has pushed ahead with a second round of voting in its constitutional referendum.
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Economist
Myanmar: Why You Won’t Be Going There Anytime Soon
Yahoo! News -
The Generals in charge of Myanmar, isolated from world opinion as they may be, are nonetheless intent on achieving “Failed State” status with or without a cyclone disaster.
ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar Forcing help on Myanmar Economist
UN chief to Myanmar: focus on saving lives Canada.com
Manila Standard TodayYaleGlobal OnlineNation Multimedia
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Boston Globe
Too many children still need life-saving relief in Myanmar, says …
UNICEF (press release) -
New York, 23 May 2008 – UNICEF says that too many children still need life-saving assistance in Myanmar three weeks after powerful cyclone Nargis hit the country.
Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone The Associated Press
UNICEF Calling Malaysian Public To Donate For Myanmar Cyclone’s … Bernama
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Nine tons of Myanmar relief supplies leave Seattle
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More nine tons of relief supplies for victims of the Myanmar cyclone disaster left Boeing Field on Thursday on a donated DHL Express freighter plane.
Mercy Corps sends emergency supplies to Myanmar and China ReliefWeb (press release)
Mercy Corps Sends Relief Supplies To China And Myanmar OPB News
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Ban Ki-moon arrives in China for quake tour: state media
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Ban arrived in Chengdu, the capital of worst-hit Sichuan province, a day after a visit to Myanmar where he persuaded the military rulers to accept international aid for the nation’s cyclone survivors.
UN head visits China quake zone BBC News
UN’s Ban visits China quake area The Associated Press
Special Broadcasting ServiceReuters South AfricaXinhuaThe Associated Press
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China to give $10 million for Myanmar aid
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YINGXIU, China (AP) – Premier Wen Jiabao says China will pledge $10 million for Myanmar aid at an international donor conference.
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Premier says China will pledge US$10 million for Myanmar aid at …
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AP YINGXIU, China: Premier Wen Jiabao says China will pledge US$10 million (€6.35 million) for Myanmar cyclone aid at an international donor conference this weekend.
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WER global offices announce release of over £1mn worth of …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
As discussions continue between the government in Myanmar (Burma) and the United Nations to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian aid to victims of …
Referendum held in Myanmar’s cyclone hit areas
Thaindian.com, Thailand -
Yangon, May 24 (DPA) Residents of 47 Myanmar townships hard hit by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month went to the polls Saturday to vote in a referendum on a …
Burma to Admit ‘All Aid Workers’
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By Amy Kazmin BANGKOK, May 23 — Burma’s powerful leader, Senior Gen. Than Shwe, agreed Friday to allow all foreign aid workers, regardless of nationality, …
McMullan to travel to Burma
The Age, Australia -
A senior federal government MP will leave Australia on Saturday to travel to cyclone devastated Burma. Parliamentary Secretary for International Development …
STEAL BIG, STEAL LITTLE
Pattaya Daily News, Thailand -
International groups in Burma are reportedly acknowledging that the army is “diverting” or “pilfering” aid (euphemisms for thieving) to Cyclone Nargis …
Myanmar to allow foreign help for cyclone victims
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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the cyclone-ravaged …
Burma’s two catastrophes
Boston Globe, United States -
THERE HAS never been anything like the cataclysm that hit Burma three weeks ago. Perhaps as many as 3 million survivors are suffering not only from the …
Myanmar leaders are guilty of crimes against humanity
Youngstown Vindicator, OH -
Three weeks have passed since a killer cyclone hit Myanmar, formerly Burma, causing unimaginable death and destruction. Yet, the ruling junta has remained …
UN: Myanmar to accept help
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Before his two-day visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, Ban said the UN had been able to reach only about 25 percent of some 2.4 million storm survivors …
“No time to lose” after Myanmar cyclone deal
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By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – Disaster relief officials said there was “no time to lose” to help Myanmar’s cyclone survivors after the secretive …
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Wary eye on Burma dictators
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Secretary Ban told the French news agency AFP, “I came here to give the people of Myanmar [the name the military forced on Burma] a message of hope. …
Myanmar’s homeless struggle to rebuild with tarpaulin
Inquirer.net, Philippines -
KYAUKTAN, Myanmar — Where her home used to stand, 40-year-old Thidala is now struggling to keep her family safe and dry from the seasonal rains with only …
Cautious response to Burma pledge
BBC News, UK -
Aid agencies have given a cautious welcome to the announcement that Burma’s leaders will allow all foreign relief workers into cyclone-hit areas. …
Myanmar to allow foreign aid
Austin American-Statesman, TX -
By John Heilprin AP NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the …
Thai doctors in Burma to return soon
Bangkok Post, Thailand -
(BangkokPost.com) – Dr Siriporn Kanchana, permanent secretary to the Public Health Ministry, who recently returned from a trip to Burma, has revealed that …
Inside the Burmese Jungle with Rambo Missionary Julie Benz
Deadbolt -
THE DEADBOLT: From Burma? I refuse to call it Myanmar. BENZ: Good, because by calling it Myanmar you’re actually supporting the Burmese military government. …
Myanmar leader makes first visit to relief camp
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… British Foreign Office Minister Lord Malloch-Brown told the British Broadcasting Corp. that he believes the rulers of Myanmar _ also known as Burma _ …
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Burma stricken prepare for constitution vote
InTheNews.co.uk, UK -
Full Story Burma’s military junta appears determined to carry out today’s constitutional referendum in the region worst-hit by Cyclone Nargis. …
UN chief: Myanmar says civilian ships can deliver aid
Detroit Free Press, United States -
By JOHN HEILPRIN • AP • May 23, 2008 YANGON, Myanmar — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar’s junta agreed today to allow all aid workers into the …
UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV: FRIDAY, 23/05/2008 (MaximsNews ...
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following a meeting with Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe, said substantive progress was made on all critical issues at …
UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: FRIDAY …
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My question is: is the United Nations worried that the United Nations and Mr. Ban are being used to put a good face on the regime in Myanmar and, …
Relief groups ready to step up Myanmar aid
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GENEVA (AP) — Myanmar’s promise to open its doors to aid workers sparked hope Friday among relief agencies that they could soon bring food, …
Aid workers unsure of new role in Myanmar
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While cautiously welcoming news that Myanmar’s military leaders will allow foreign aid workers to visit the cyclone-affected parts of the country, …
United Sikhs attends Myanmar Govt Briefing
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – A United Sikhs director from Malaysia today attended a briefing by the Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, General Thein Sein, …
Tories take heat for unreliable C-17s
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OTTAWA — Three of the military’s four new C-17 cargo planes are out of service – including one broken down in Thailand after transporting aid for Myanmar …
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March for Peace
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Athein, 36, and Zaw Min Htwe, 27, both originally from Burma — Burma is now known by the nation’s military government as Myanmar — left Portland, Ore., …
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Too little, too late as Ban pleads with the junta
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spent two days in Burma pleading with the authorities to let in more relief supplies and give aid workers …
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Conservationists: Mangrove rehabilitation should be a priority in …
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AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Replanting Myanmar’s once-abundant mangrove forests should be a top priority as the country struggles to reconstruct after this …
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Too much hurt to help?
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Experts say it is one reason Americans have contributed relatively little so far to victims of the Myanmar cyclone and China’s earthquake. …
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Over 45 countries and organizations to attend aid conference for …
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AP UNITED NATIONS: More than 45 countries and regional organizations have signed up to attend a donors conference in Myanmar on Sunday to mobilize funds for …

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May 24, 2008 at 5:47 am

Burma: Cyclone updated top news (24 May 2008)

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Voice of America

Myanmar cyclone victims vote on eve of aid conference

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YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar opened polls for hundreds of thousands of cyclone victims, many hungry, homeless and still waiting for aid, in a much-criticised constitutional referendum Saturday ahead of a key donors’ conference.
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Cautious response to Burma pledge

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Aid agencies have given a cautious welcome to the announcement that Burma’s leaders will allow all foreign relief workers into cyclone-hit areas.
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China Daily

Arizona State University supercomputing helps Myanmar relief efforts

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Arizona State University has put its supercomputing powers to use to aid relief organizations trying to reach Myanmar. The country in southeast Asia was devastated by Cyclone Nargis on May 2, and recent reports have placed the number of people dead or …
National soccer team to resume training next month in cyclone-hit … Xinhua
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Myanmar Holds Ballot in Region Devastated by Cyclone (Update1)

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The US has denounced the vote, saying the charter aims to prolong military rule in the country formerly known as Burma, and is calling on the junta to focus instead on providing humanitarian relief.
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Norway ready to help cyclone victims in Burma

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon could finally report a breakthrough in international efforts to aid cyclone victims in Burma on Friday, announcing that the country’s military leaders had agreed to allow disaster assistance.
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