Burma: Updated top news (4 June 2008)
Reuters UK –
By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK, June 4 (Reuters) – The World Food Programme might need to import rice for its aid programmes in cyclone-hit Myanmar where farmers in the Irrawaddy delta rice bowl are struggling to plant a new crop, a spokesman said on …
Cyclone-hard-hit townships resume paddy planting in Myanmar Xinhua
UN: Myanmar cyclone assistance reaching more people, but food aid … Economic Times
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International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: The US military ordered its navy ships away from the coast of Myanmar on Wednesday, after the country’s ruling junta refused to give them permission to help survivors of the cyclone that devastated the country more than a month ago.
US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub AFP
US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused Voice of America
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YANGON (AFP) – US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers Wednesday pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors.
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… were there and that nobody has been helping people,” says Dr. James Kong, a Hong Kong-based surgeon and former head of Rangoon’s Pun Hlaing International Hospital, who has returned to help his native Burma, which the junta renamed Myanmar.
Snubbed US ships to abort Myanmar mission CNN International
VIDEO: Gates Slams Myanmar`s Response to Aid Javno.hr
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Cyclone Nargis left more than 133000 people dead or missing as it ploughed across the country formally known as Burma about a month ago, laying waste to vital farmlands and wiping villages off the map.
UN fears food shortage in Myanmar Times of India
US ships abort Myanmar mercy mission The Associated Press
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Voice of America
Voice of America –
By VOA News The US military says it will withdraw its warships from the waters off Burma after the ruling military government refused to allow the ships to deliver relief supplies to the victims of last month’s deadly cyclone.
International agencies say Myanmar’s ruling junta is still delaying full access to the region by imposing travel controls for aid workers.
BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. warships will soon leave waters near Myanmar after the ruling refused permission for the delivery of aid supplies to the cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta, a top U.S. commander said on Wednesday.
BANGKOK (AFP) – Four US Navy ships which had been stationed off cyclone-hit Myanmar with relief supplies and aircraft will return to normal duties after the junta rejected their help, US officials said Wednesday.
HLAING THAYAR, Myanmar (AFP) – The Myanmar authorities ordered schools around Yangon to open on Monday after a long holiday, despite the affects of Cyclone Nargis, which left 133,600 dead or missing, with 2.4 million people in need of food, shelter and medicine.
BANGKOK, Thailand – U.S. Navy ships are leaving Myanmar after failing to get the junta’s permission to unload aid to “ease the suffering of hundreds of thousands” of cyclone survivors, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday.
Slideshow: Tens of thousands killed in Myanmar cyclone
Video: Cyclone exposes Myanmar generals’ isolation AFP
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(AP) BANGKOK, Thailand – A top U.S. military commander says American navy ships off Myanmar’s coast will leave the area after failing to get the junta’s permission to help with cyclone relief efforts.