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A monk walks past homes damaged by last month’s cyclone, in Nyaung Wai village in the township of Kyauktan 49 km (30 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

A woman shares her food with cats in Nyaung Wai village in the township of Kyauktan 49 km (30 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Nyaung Wai village’s temple, as well as the Buddhist monastery and the nunnery all suffered great damage when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

A man walks into a damaged temple in Nyaung Wai village in the township of Kyauktan 49 km (30 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, June 11, 2008. The village’s temple, as well as the Buddhist monastery and the nunnery all suffered great damage when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Two Buddhist nuns walk past their damaged shrine in Nyaung Wai village in the township of Kyauktan 49 km (30 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, June 11, 2008. The roof and the back wall of the nunnery’s meditation and prayer building was totally destroyed by Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Locals gather in front of a damaged monastery in Laputta, Myanmar, Monday, June 9, 2008. Laputta was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Locals wait in the rain for food donations to arrive from aid workers, on a road leading to Laputta, Myanmar, Monday, June 9, 2008. Laputta was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Locals wait for food donations to arrive from aid workers on a road leading to Laputta, Myanmar, Monday, June 9, 2008. Laputta was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, leaving some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Survivors of Cyclone Nargis queue to receive relief supplies from an aid agency in the hardest-hit Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar in this picture taken June 5, 2008. (Stringer/Reuters)

Buddhist novices recycle bricks from a building that was damaged by Cyclone Nargis in the town of Dedaye in the Irrawaddy Delta, on June 9, 2008. Myanmar insisted Wednesday that visas were being granted to aid workers and no food shortages were imminent in an apparent bid to deflect criticism that it has not done enough after Cyclone Nargis. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

Survivors are seen in a village that was hit by Cyclone Nargis in the town of Dedaye in the Irrawaddy Delta, on June 9, 2008. Myanmar insisted Wednesday that visas were being granted to aid workers and no food shortages were imminent in an apparent bid to deflect criticism that it has not done enough after Cyclone Nargis. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

The damage sustained by a village after being hit by Cyclone Nargis, is seen on June 10, 2008 in Heingyigyun town in the Irrawaddy Delta. Southeast Asian and UN experts will have full access to cyclone-devastated parts of Myanmar, where more than a million people have still not received any foreign help, ASEAN said Thursday. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

A cyclone survivor waiting for rice in Kungyangon, 30 miles south of Yangon. New guidelines adopted by Myanmar’s ruling generals are further delaying emergency efforts to deliver aid to regions ravaged by the cyclone, human rights experts said (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

A shelter in the Irrawaddy Delta, some 400 kms from Yangon. New guidelines adopted by Myanmar’s ruling generals are further delaying emergency efforts to deliver aid to regions ravaged by the cyclone, human rights experts said. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

Cyclone Nargis’s path took it through some of Burma’s poorest regions, where thatched-roofed homes, often made of bamboo, were no match for the cyclone’s deadly winds. Residents of affected areas have been left to fend for themselves by an unresponsive government — often spending what little money they may have available for farm supplies on building materials instead.

Homes made largely of bamboo and other lightweight materials — occupied by Burma’s poorest people — were easily destroyed by Cyclone Nargis, which blew them away or swept them out to sea. More than 2 million Burmese left homeless by the catastrophe have received no help from their government.

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June 13, 2008 at 10:38 am

Pictures (10): Burma’s cyclone disaster

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Some storm victims are living in makeshift shelters. Defense ministers at a meeting opposed forcibly providing relief supplies. (Atlas Press, for The New York Time)

Other storm survivors are waiting on roadsides in the hopes of finding aid (Atlas Press, for The New York Time)

Cyclone victims waiting for instructions on how to receive aid. Defense ministers from other countries have voiced unhappiness with Myanmar’s restrictions on aid. (Atlas Press, for The New York Time)

A Nok air passenger plane, left, taxis past a World Food Program helicopter waits for a flight order to lift supply aid for survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar at Don Muang airport in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, June 6, 2008. Myanmar’s military junta has detained a popular comedian who had just returned from an aid trip to the cyclone-ravaged delta, a region where a human rights group said the regime is forcing survivors to do menial labor for food. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Villagers salvage fallen bricks from a Buddhist monastery destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in the village of Kyauktan on June 2, 2008. Southeast Asian aid experts flew into Myanmar’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta on Thursday for a mission to assess cyclone damage, but US navy ships sailed away — laden with supplies rejected by the junta. (AFP/File)

A family huddles inside what remains of their destroyed home in Angu village on June 2, 2008. Southeast Asian aid experts flew into Myanmar’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta on Thursday for a mission to assess cyclone damage, but US navy ships sailed away — laden with supplies rejected by the junta. (AFP/File)

People affected by cyclone Nargis prepare to travel back to their devastated villages in the southwest Irrawaddy Delta, in the town of Labutta on June 3, 2008. Southeast Asian aid experts flew into Myanmar’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta on Thursday for a mission to assess cyclone damage, but US navy ships sailed away — laden with supplies rejected by the junta. (AFP/Khin Maung Win)

An MH-60S Sea Knight helicopter, assigned to Sea Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC) 25 Search and Rescue Detachment, on June 1, 2008. US helicopters and small boats are still ready to help deliver cyclone aid to Myanmar, a US official said Thursday, after the regime rejected US navy ships laden with emergency supplies. (AFP/US NAVY-HO/File/Mark R. Alvarez)

Workers construct scaffolding for repair work around the Shwedagon Paya Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Like many other sights and attractions in Yangon and Myanmar, they bear the signs of damage from cyclone Nargis, which on May 2-3 left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Workers are seen on scaffolding for repair work on a high temple peak around the Shwedagon Paya Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Like many other sights and attractions in Yangon and Myanmar, they bear the signs of damage from cyclone Nargis, which on May 2-3 left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Locals walk around the Shwedagon Paya Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Like many other sights and attractions in Yangon and throughout Myanmar, they bear the signs of damage from Cyclone Nargis, which on May 2-3 left some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

In this May 18, 2006 file photo Myanmar comedian Maung Thura, better known by his stage name of Zarganar, talks on his mobile phone at his home in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar’s most popular comic, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday June 5, 2008. (AP Photo, FILE)

People affected by cyclone Nargis stand on boats prior to traveling back to their devastated villages in the southwest Irrawaddy Delta, in the town of Labutta on June 3. Survivors of Myanmar’s cyclone are plagued by visions of their lost loved ones and fears of further disaster as they try to summon the energy to rebuild their lives, a medical aid group said Wednesday. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

Cyclone survivors wait to board boats prior to returning to their devastated villages in the Irrawaddy Delta. US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors. (AFP/Khin Maung Win)

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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. (AFP iactiv)

People affected by cyclone Nargis wait to board boats prior to travel back to their devastated villages in the southwest Irrawaddy Delta, in the town of Labutta on June 3. 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. (AFP/Khin Maung Win)

The amphibious ships USS Essex and USS Juneau as they steam in the Andaman Sea on May 23. 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. (AFP/US Navy/Michael D. Kennedy)

A UNICEF truck heads towards the Irrawaddy Delta region in Myanmar, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Aid is slowly reaching the region after cyclone Nargis, hit on May 2-3 leaving 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing. (AP Photo)

A man holds a decorative umbrella in a small family business in Pathein in the Irrawaddy Delta region, Myanmar, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Taking more than a week to make one single umbrella and costing around US$20, the owners and workers are struggling to survive due to the lack of tourists after cyclone Nargis, which hit which on May 2-3. The devastation that left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, has also affected many tourist dependant businesses. (AP Photo)

A family make their way past cyclone-damaged homes in Labutta, in the Ayeyawaddy division, May 31. Britain has pledged an additional 10.5 million pounds in aid for cyclone victims in Myanmar, taking the total to more than 27 million pounds. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

People affected by the Cyclone Nargis find shelter inside a primary school in North Okkalapa township on the outskirts of Yangon on May 15. 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. (AFP/Hla Hla Htay)

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

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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 ...
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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.

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A man walks through a rice paddy in this aerial view from the ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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A poster of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stands ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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

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

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

(AFP/Stan Honda)
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.

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Myanmar's Senior General Than Shwe (L) is seen before a ...
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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.

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is greeted by Myanmar's ...
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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.

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Two Myanmar soldiers working as door attendants peak through ...
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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.

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Myanmar's Senior General Than Shwe awaits the arrival of ...
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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.

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In this Thursday May 22, 2008 file photo, a small boy displaced ...
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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.’

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Myanmar ...
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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 ...
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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.

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Soldiers clear debris left from Cyclone Nargis in Yangon. Myanmar ...
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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 ...
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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.

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2nd right) visits ...
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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 ...
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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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A woman takes out rubbish from her home in Kawhmu village in southern Burma (Reg Burn)

A monk at Kwa Gyi surveys the damage caused by Cyclone Nargis to his monastery, next to the Pyapon River in the Irrawaddy delta (Reg Burn)

The delta was devastated by Cyclone Nargis last week (Reg Burn)

People sift through debris on a damaged street in Laputta in the Irrawaddy Delta (Reg Burn)

A man crouches in the remains of a home in Laputta (Reg Burn)

Kyaw Zin Hay a two month old baby is examined by Myanmar Red Cross staff at a Buddhist Monastery in Pyapon (Reg Burn)

A boy in Myaungmya bears the scars of hails stones and 100 mph winds (Reg Burn)

Lay Htat Monastery refuge centre in Laputta (Reg Burn)

Drinking water is scarce at the temporary camp set up in a monastry (Reg Burn)

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Marines and sailors aboard the USS Essex fill 5-gallon water bladders Friday, May 16, 2008 in preparation for possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Essex and other U.S. Navy ships are standing by off the coast ready to provide relief supplies to reduce loss of life and mitigate human suffering resulting from the cyclone.

Marines and sailors aboard the USS Essex fill 5-gallon water bladders Friday, May 16, 2008 in preparation for possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Essex and other U.S. Navy ships are standing by off the coast ready to provide relief supplies to reduce loss of life and mitigate human suffering resulting from the cyclone. (AP Photo/ U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman)

French actress, singer and activist Jane Birkin, centre, amongst Burmese monks and other protesters as they take part in a "peaceful march to save Burma", during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Monday, May 19, 2008. The photos held aloft were taken in September and October 2007 during the Burma crackdown on monks. Burmese monks are traveling to Europe to share their personal testimony on the September and October 2007 crackdown in Burma and on the recent Nargis cyclone which devastated the country. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

French actress, singer and activist Jane Birkin, centre, amongst Burmese monks and other protesters as they take part in a “peaceful march to save Burma”, during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Monday, May 19, 2008. The photos held aloft were taken in September and October 2007 during the Burma crackdown on monks. Burmese monks are traveling to Europe to share their personal testimony on the September and October 2007 crackdown in Burma and on the recent Nargis cyclone which devastated the country. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) (Lionel Cironneau – AP)

Buddhist monks joined a peaceful protest in the Thai border city of Mae Sot on Sunday.

Buddhist monks joined a peaceful protest in the Thai border city of Mae Sot on Sunday. (Stephen Puddicombe/CBC)

Myanmar family, who survived last week's destructive cyclone Nargis, stay in a temporary shelter in the outskirts of Yangon

There has been little evidence that Myanmar’s military government has been getting assistance to the survivors of a cyclone that has killed tens fo thousands of people. If international pressure fails to move the junta, forced intervention by other countries may be next. (AP Photo )

A girl leans against the wall of her damaged home in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Six days after Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar’s western coast, the impoverished country’s needs remain enormous. Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, May 9, 2008, that it wants relief supplies but not foreign aid workers in the country. (Photo: AP/Aktion Deutschland Hilft)

Myanmar children who survived deadly Cyclone Nargis take shelter at a monastery at Bogalay, Myanmar, on Friday, May 9, 2008. (Photo: AP Photo )

A Myanmar child displaced following Cyclone Nargis looks on at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, May 9, 2008. (Photo: AP Photo )

A man rebuilds his hut which was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 8, 2008. (Photo: AP/Aktion Deutschland Hilft)

An elderly Myanmar woman lays waiting for help in a hut following last weekend’s devastating cyclone, in Kun Chan Gone township, near Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, May 8, 2008. (Photo: AP Photo/Democratic Voice of Burma)

A Myanmar girl eats a meal of rice and peanuts while staying at a shelter in Kyauktan Township, in southern Myanmar on Thursday, May 8, 2008. (Photo: AP Photo )

A homeless woman whose house was destroyed in last weekend’s devastating cyclone feeds her daughter while taking shelter at a monastery in Kaw Hmu village, about 60 miles southwest of Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 8, 2008. The U.N.’s World Food Program says its first flight carrying aid has landed in Myanmar after the military regime gave clearance to send relief material to cyclone victims. (Photo: AP Photo )

Young Myanmar residents collect water as basic supplies remain scarce following last weekend’s devastating cyclone in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 8, 2008. (Photo: AP Photo )

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 20, 2008 at 12:54 pm

In photos: ‘Burma Cyclone Aftermath May 19th’

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In photos: ‘Burma Cyclone Aftermath May 19th’

By M&C News May 19, 2008, 19:33 GMT

A Burmese cyclone survivor carries food as he walk near an uprooted tree at a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor carries food as he walk near an uprooted tree at a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese monks cut uprooted trees at a monastery in a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese monks cut uprooted trees at a monastery in a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor sit in front of his damaged house in a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor sit in front of his damaged house in a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor young girl stays inside a monastery at a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor young girl stays inside a monastery at a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese cyclone survivors line up for food during aid distribution by a local donor at a cyclone affected area in Kyauktan, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese cyclone survivors line up for food during aid distribution by a local donor at a cyclone affected area in Kyauktan, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor young boy carries his sister at a monastery in a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese cyclone survivor young boy carries his sister at a monastery in a cyclone affected area outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Myanmars Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win (C) observes a moment of silence for the cyclone victims in Myanmar and the earthquake victims in China before the start of the Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on 19 May 2008. The Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting was convened to discuss how the ASEAN members can assist Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.  EPA/Norman Ng

Myanmar’s Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win (C) observes a moment of silence for the cyclone victims in Myanmar and the earthquake victims in China before the start of the Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on 19 May 2008. The Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting was convened to discuss how the ASEAN members can assist Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. EPA/Norman Ng

Burmese cyclone survivors children play near their shelter at a cyclone affected area in Kyauktan, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese cyclone survivors children play near their shelter at a cyclone affected area in Kyauktan, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese residents pray under the rain during a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

Burmese residents pray under the rain during a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese residents walk under the rain during a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese residents walk under the rain during a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese woman carries her son after receiving food from local donators on the outskirt of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese woman carries her son after receiving food from local donators on the outskirt of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Two children look at empty water tank as others wait for food on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

Two children look at empty water tank as others wait for food on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese nun and residents burn incense during a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese nun and residents burn incense during a ceremony to mark the enlightenment of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese woman receives food from local donators on the outskirt of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need.  EPA/EPA PHOTO

A Burmese woman receives food from local donators on the outskirt of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 May 2008. The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned that the most vulnerable survivors will start dying soon unless they get the aid they need. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 20, 2008 at 12:33 pm