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World focus on Burma (9 July 2008)

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Myanmar’s Cyclone-Damaged Rice Production Regions Monitored with GIS

GISuser.com (press release), MD –

The commodity intelligence reports issued for the country formerly known as Burma focus on Myanmar’s major rice-producing areas, which have suffered …

Myanmar: Red Cross Red Crescent launches revised emergency appeal

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

As villagers struggle to rebuild lives ravaged by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady delta, the IFRC believes this disaster highlights fundamental …

Myanmar’s Cyclone-Damaged Rice Production Regions Monitored with GIS

DirectionsMag.com (press release), IL –

The commodity intelligence reports issued for the country formerly known as Burma focus on Myanmar’s major rice-producing areas, which have suffered …

WFP faces fund shortage, awaits international pledging

Mizzima.com, India –

WFP said it requires a total of US$ 69.5 million to provide emergency support to victims of Cyclone Nargis that lashed Burma’s southwest coastal regions two …

International aid: World food crisis is biggest issue facing charities

guardian.co.uk, UK –

In Burma, journalists barred from a cyclone-hit region warned aid was not getting through. That frustrated charities such as Save the Children, …

Regime Asks UN to Stop Press Conferences in Bangkok

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Since Cyclone Nargis slammed Burma on May 2-3, the Bangkok-based Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) has hosted several press conferences by UN …

Report Slams Beijing’s Burma Policy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In the aftermath of the May 2-3 cyclone disaster, the Chinese government appealed to the international community not to “politicize” the crisis. …

Problems for mobile network

Isle of Man Today, UK –

Manx Telecom says it is currently experiencing some intermittent issues with its 2G/GSM mobile network. A spokesman said 3G mobile services and fixed line …

Prince Charles meets Burmese students

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – For the first time, Britain’s Prince Charles on Wednesday met students, alumni and staff from Prospect Burma, an educational trust that funds …

World Bank will not support junta, says NLD

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 9, 2008 (DVB)–The World Bank does not have any plans to provide the military regime in Burma with financial assistance, according to Dr Win Naing, …

Aid agency appeals for doctors, nurses and accountants

Herald.ie, Ireland –

… in Chad to assist people displaced there by the conflict there and in Myanmar (Burma) following the death and devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis. …

Disasters killing more people: insurer

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

In Burma, the cyclone Nargis killed 138000 people in early May, and in mid-May an earthquake left 69200 dead or missing in China, the company said in a …

G-8 leaders urge junta to free Aung San Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com, India –

G8 leaders said they are “committed to ensuring aid reaches those affected by Cyclone Nargis and called on the authorities in Burma to lift all remaining …

Red Cross seeks more money for Burma

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

The Red Cross is increasing its appeal for Burma to $US72.5 million ($A76 million) to help victims recover from the destruction wrought by Cyclone Nargis. …

Failing Health, Regime Cruelty Can’t Break Win Tin

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… demands and requests regarding human rights violations in Burma,” in which he described torture and lack of medical treatment in prison. …

United Nations deems wartime rape a threat to national culture and …

Houston Chronicle, United States –

According to the nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights, “investigators learned from Darfurian women that their attackers often raped women in front of …

As Olympics Approach, Oppressive Grip Tightens

The Epoch Times, NY –

But here in America, where freedom of speech is not muffled, protests and calls for human rights have strengthened recently as the start of Beijing ’08 …

Land Rover donates 60 vehicles to the Red Cross

Land Rover Owner International Magazine, UK –

The vehicles were officially handed over to Prince Charles (President of the Red Cross) This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Charter …

Triumph of the Witless

New Republic, DC –

Burma’s ruling junta, holed up in a bunker capital built in the remote center of the country and led by the thuggish, unworldly, and slow-speaking Than Shwe …

ChildFund research reveals perceptions of aid

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

*NB, the survey was conducted in February 2008, prior to the Myanmar/Burma cyclone and China earthquake. [ Any views expressed in this article are those of …

Fact Sheet: the President’s Push for Accountability Highlights …

Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –

G-8 Leaders Expressed Strong Concern About the Political Situation in Burma. They: Remain committed to ensuring aid reaches those affected by Cyclone Nargis …

Health staff support cyclone appeal

Londonderry Today, UK –

By Staff reporter THE Altnagelvin Hospital Fundraising Committee has helped the people of Burma through a donation of £500 to the Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone …

Food shortage threatens Burmese survivors

United Press International, Asia, China –

A Rangoon-based NGO, the Myanmar Business Executive Group, has announced a 50 million kyat (more than US$40000) microfinance scheme to help victims of the …

Robert Mugabe, yet another man the West loves to hate

Atlantic Free Press, Netherlands –

We saw the same demonization of Myanmar (or Burma as the West chooses to continue calling it) even as major Western oil cartels continue to suck oil from …

Health staff support cyclone appeal

Londonderry Today, UK –

By Staff reporter THE Altnagelvin Hospital Fundraising Committee has helped the people of Burma through a donation of £500 to the Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone …

Refugee voices

Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –

I was working as a primary school teacher in a village in Burma near the border area of Thailand. Inevitably, to avoid the sexual harassment by the military …

Over 400 orphans still search for parents: UNICEF

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Two months after the deadly Cyclone Nargis ripped across Burma’s southwestern coastal divisions, more than 400 children are still frantically …

Food shortage threatens Burmese survivors

United Press International, Asia, China –

By Khin Ohmar Bangkok, Thailand — Two months after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has reported that …

Junta’s business cronies shying away from reconstruction work

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, Burma’s military rulers have assigned several private companies to undertake reconstruction work in the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 9, 2008 at 2:03 am

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