Burma: Cyclone updated top news (25 May 2008)
By Patrick Worsnip
YANGON (Reuters) – Theand Myanmar’s military government put a positive spin on differences over relief and rebuilding needs for millions of cyclone survivors at a pledging conference in Yangon on Sunday.
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New York Times –
By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK – Myanmar’s military junta promised on Friday to allow into the country “all aid workers” of any nationality, after three weeks of blocking most assistance to cyclone victims, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, …
Myanmar Seeks Money at Cyclone Donor Conference (Update1) Bloomberg
Donors pledge cyclone aid The Associated Press
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YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar must grant “unhindered access” to cyclone-devasated areas as a condition for receiving more American aid, a top U.S. official said Sunday.
By Patrick Worsnip YANGON (Reuters) – International donors and Myanmar’s military government hoped to reconcile major differences over relief and rebuilding needs for millions of cyclone survivors at a pledging conference in Yangon on Sunday.
Donors pledge cyclone aid at Myanmar conference The Associated Press
Summit in Myanmar aims to boost donations CNN International
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Times Online –
There is hope this weekend that more international specialists will be allowed into the country after a promise by General Than Shwe, Burma’s ruler, to Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary-general. It may prove too little too late.
Myanmar holds constitutional referendum in cyclone-stricken areas International Herald Tribune
Food for all can stem hungry tide The Statesman
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Bangkok Post –
Rangoon (dpa) – An aid-pledging conference for the victims of Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into Burma three weeks ago leaving 133000 dead or missing, opened Sunday amid widespread perplexity over the government’s stance on the disaster.
International donors gather for Burma aid conference ABC Online
UK minister at Burma aid conference The Press Association
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Thai News Agency MCOT
China Daily –
Ban attended a ceremony at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, Saturday to officially open a UN Staging Area (UNSA) here as a logistic air hub for coordinating flown-in international assistance to victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
Thai aid base will save lives in Burma: Ban ABC Online
UN Opens Thai Staging Base for Burma Relief Voice of America
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YANGON, Myanmar – A 50-nation conference to pledge funds for survivors of Myanmar’s cyclone convened Sunday after the country’s xenophobic junta promised to open their doors to critically needed foreign assistance.