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Urgent funding needed for WFP helicopters to assist in Myanmar

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By Emergency: Myanmar: Tropical Cyclone Nargis – May 2008
By Country: Myanmar
By Source: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
By Type: Contributions; Press Releases

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 20, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Burma: updated top news (9 June 2008)

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UN helicopters deliver aid to Myanmar delta

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – United Nations helicopters fanned out across Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta Monday, a UN official said, ferrying critical supplies to villages struggling to survive since a devastating cyclone struck more than five weeks ago.

Myanmar gives polio vaccination to under-five cyclone-survived … Xinhua

Foreign Aid for Myanmar Still Struggles to Get In Wall Street Journal

International Herald TribuneReutersPhiladelphia Daily NewsMission Network NEws (press release)

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The Southern Ledger

Myanmar prime minister says aid provided to cyclone survivors will …

International Herald Tribune –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s prime minister says the military government will give enough assistance for survivors of last month’s Cyclone Nargis to make their lives even better than before the disaster struck.

Red Cross: Myanmar dead may never be identified The Associated Press

Thousands of cyclone dead ‘may never be identified’ Independent

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UN helicopters reach Burma victims

The Press Association –

UN helicopters have reached Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta for the first time, ferrying critical supplies to villages which have been struggling to survive since the May 2-3 cyclone.

Burma Denies Forcing Cyclone Victims from Shelters Voice of America

Burma denies forcibly relocating cyclone victims ABC Online

Radio AustraliaReliefWeb (press release)Bangkok PostBloomberg

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Ottawa Citizen

Burma crisis wake-up call for the UN

Toronto Star –
It took three weeks before United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was able to convince the top military officials of Burma, also called Myanmar, to allow humanitarian workers and supplies into the country. Now, more than a month after Cyclone …
Business as Usual in Burma Wall Street Journal
In Burma (Myanmar), how many cyclone orphans? Christian Science Monitor
CTV.caInter Press Service (subscription)Shan Herald Agency for NewsWashington Post
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

World focus on Burma (8 June 2008)

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Myanmar tightens security but denies evicting cyclone victims

Myanmar Red Cross volunteers distributing relief supplies to families and community members in Mawlamyinegyun in the Irrawaddy Delta division. Myanmar has tightened security across the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta and has denied evicting storm victims from emergency shelters and forcing them to return to ruined villages(AFP/FRC-HO)

BOGALAY, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar has tightened security across the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta but on Sunday denied evicting storm victims from emergency shelters and forcing them to return to ruined villages.

Myanmar tourism sector reels after cyclone

An empty Chaungtha beach is seen in the Irrawaddy Delta region, Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Chaungtha beach is know as a popular tourist spot for both Myanmar residents and foreign visitors, but since cyclone Nargis, on May 2-3 that left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, there have been no holiday makers at all causing the entire village to suffer.(AP Photo)

YANGON, Myanmar – When a taxi carrying two Westerners pulled up this past week at the Shwe Sin hotel at the Chaung Tha beach resort in Myanmar’s cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta region, cheers rang out from local residents and workers.

Burma rates foreign media ‘worst than cycline’
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The New Light of Myanmar attributed such negative reports to foreign plots to undermine the government. It cited a recent broadcast by “certain foreign …
Red Cross: Myanmar dead may never be identified
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Tens of thousands of people killed in last month’s cyclone may never be identified because their bodies have decomposed so badly and …
Asia-focused Australian PM heads to Japan and Indonesia
International Herald Tribune, France –
“Natural disasters in Burma and China in recent weeks… death tolls, have reminded us of the need for regional cooperation to have practical results, …
Myanmar Denies Evicting Cyclone Victims From Shelters, AFP Says
Bloomberg –
By Glenys Sim June 8 (Bloomberg) — Myanmar denied forcing survivors of Cyclone Nargis out of emergency shelters and back to their flattened villages, …
Myanmar denies evicting cyclone survivors from shelters
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s junta denied on Sunday forcing survivors of Cyclone Nargis out of emergency shelters and back to their flattened villages, …
The Oregonian –, OR –
asked Jeremy Woodrum, director of the US Campaign for Burma, referring to Mercy Corps and Chevron. “Yes.” Woodrum quickly noted that Mercy Corps isn’t at …
• K-College grads-to-be to provide aid in Myanmar
Kalamazoo Gazette –, MI –
Worldwide attention turned to Myanmar, formerly Burma, in May when its military junta leaders refused to accept humanitarian aid after a cyclone hit. …
Carr: Slaughter continues in Darfur
MetroWest Daily News, MA –
While the the country and the world’s attention is rightfully focused on matters such as the US Presidential election, the tragedy in Burma/Myanmar, …
Only the International Court can Determine if George Bush is a War …
Political Cortex, NY –
In Myanmar (Burma) the leaders who are busily building luxury dwellings for themselves have made it very difficult for relief agencies to deliver food to …
Homeless cyclone survivors now face monsoon
Scotland on Sunday, UK –
By Pat Wilde A SEVERE shortage of housing has left hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors in Burma exposed to heavy rains as the monsoon season begins. …
New boss is determined to keep the faith at Al-Jazeera, UK –
‘Our coverage of the Chinese earthquake, Myanmar (Burma) tsunami and Zimbabwe have been extraordinary.’ That may be true, but for reporters, …
Aquino, Estrada, Anwar: Evening of memories, Philippines –
She once read a letter smuggled out of Burma (Myanmar) on behalf of detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Aquino also gave Azizah a political …
Cyclone aid organizer arrested in Myanmar
United Press International –
… Country Director Guy Chase told the Post many victims have yet to receive any aid following the May 3 disaster in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
On Phway to change the world
Manawatu Standard, New Zealand –
The Gorge is about a girl who’s working on getting over her fear, while Paypay is about Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden temple in Burma (Myanmar). …
Despite Rebuff, US Helicopters Stand by to Help Burma
NewsBlaze, CA –
The offer of aid continues even though the US Navy ordered its ships to sail away from Burma after an earlier offer to fly aid inland to people in need was …
More UN support arrives in Burma
The Age, Australia –
Five UN-chartered helicopters have arrived in Burma’s main city Rangoon, to boost efforts to deliver aid to victims of the cyclone that tore through the …
Barbecue to aid cyclone victims
London Free Press, Canada –
“Everybody is really excited,” said Emily Htoo, who is from Burma, also known as Myanmar, and works with refugees originally from that country’s Karen state …
Storm victims face new misery
Toronto Star, Canada –
… tightly controlled by the military government, which also severely restricts international media access to Burma, which the generals renamed Myanmar. …
Burmese refugees sent home
San Jose Mercury News, USA –
LABUTTA, Burma – Within a week of the storm that flooded the delta in May with waves as high as 20 feet, the monasteries in this village were swarming with …
Wasting time waiting to help, MO –
Front page again in News-Leader dated May 29 are photos of weary and homeless survivors in Burma (Myanmar). Their government controlled by military won’t …
Leaving Burma crisis behind
Watford Observer, UK –
Cheques for the Myanmar Cyclone Appeal can also be sent to ADRA-UK, Stanborough Park, Watford, Herts, WD25 9JZ. n Watch out for next week’s special feature …
Myanmar or Burma? Apple’s dictionary had an opinion
CNET News, CA – o
1.02 running in Tiger) gave an interesting pronunciation for “Myanmar:” It’s pronounced “Burma.” I would tend to think this is an accident, …
Burma’s rulers castigate media over coverage
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
AP The US military said Friday it is keeping 22 helicopters on standby in case Burma’s ruling junta reverses its rejection of such help for cyclone victims, …
Cyclone Relief Reaching Burma, But UN Says It’s Not Enough
Deutsche Welle, Germany –
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has sent 200 personnel to Burma, also known as Myanmar, while Japan and Germany have teams working on …
Karen refugees a ‘forgotten story’
CNN International –
… non-governmental organizations that provide food, shelter and non food items to refugees and displaced people from Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 8, 2008 at 6:18 am

Burma: updated top news (6 June 2008)

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BBC News

US military extends aid offer to Myanmar

The Associated Press –

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – The US military has offered Myanmar 22 helicopters that could ferry relief to the majority of hungry and homeless cyclone survivors within three days – but the junta hasn’t responded yet, military officials said Friday.

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Organization heads to Myanmar to aid survivors The Coloradoan

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The Southern Ledger

Myanmar lashes foreign media over ‘despicable’ cyclone reports


YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar on Friday accused foreign media of fabricating “despicable and inhuman” stories about the cyclone, as new delays hampered efforts to reach one million hungry and homeless survivors.

Netherlands pledges two million extra for Myanmar Radio Netherlands

Burma slams foreign media over ‘despicable’ cyclone reports ABC Online

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Voice of America

The right to food in Myanmar

Radio Netherlands –

by Jamie van Wagtendonk and Dave McGuire More than a month after Cyclone Nargis wreaked destruction throughout Myanmar, survivors and aid workers tasked to rebuild the country are facing a new, perhaps more devastating problem: the country is running …

Saving the children in Myanmar

Burmese generals lash foreign media for ‘false’ coverage of …


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Gulf Times

Cruelty and silence in Burma

Boston Globe –

MORE THAN a million victims of the May 2 cyclone in Burma are still without food, water, shelter, and medicine. Yet the ruling junta refused 15 requests to let the USS Essex and three support ships in the Bay of Bengal deliver aid to uprooted villagers …

US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave AFP

US Warships Leave Burma After Aid Efforts Rejected Voice of America

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Washington Post

Myanmar attacks media’s cyclone coverage

The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s military junta lashed out at its own citizens and foreign media Friday for what it called distorted coverage of the aftermath of a devastating cyclone.
Burma attacks media for cyclone coverage The Age
Myanmar Detains Activist Comedian New York Times
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US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave


BANGKOK (AFP) – 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.

US Warships Leave Burma After Aid Efforts Rejected Voice of America

US Navy aborts aid mission to Myanmar Chicago Tribune

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Myanmar comedian active in relief effort detained

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – 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 Thursday that the regime is forcing survivors to do menial …

Myanmar arrests activist as US aid ships leave Reuters UK

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Voice of America

Amnesty Accuses Burma of Human Rights Abuses Since Cyclone Nargis

Voice of America –

By Ron Corben – Amnesty International says Burma’s military government has been forcibly moving people out of the temporary shelters they moved into after Cyclone Nargis.

Rights group: Myanmar exchanging food for labor The Associated Press

Junta forcing Burma cyclone survivor relocation: Amnesty ABC Online

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Southeast Asian team finally enters Myanmar cyclone zone

YANGON (AFP) – 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.
Int’l aid experts move into Myanmar cyclone zone Xinhua
A month of misery Economist
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 6, 2008 at 2:55 am

US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave

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BANGKOK (AFP) — 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.

Four US Navy ships, which had idled off Myanmar’s coast since May 13, left for the Gulf of Thailand on Thursday after the ruling junta refused to accept aid from foreign militaries.

Lieutenant General John Goodman, commander of Marine forces Pacific, said that even though the USS Essex group was leaving, the United States was still ready to offer other equipment for the cyclone relief effort.

“The US maintains its offer to support the distribution efforts of the Burmese government and the international community,” Goodman said in a statement, referring to the country by its former name.

“This distribution support includes the use of helicopters currently in Thailand, and if requested, the landing craft from the amphibious ships to assist the world community in the distribution of relief supplies to relieve suffering.”

More than one month after the cyclone left 133,000 dead or missing, the United Nations estimates more than one million people still have not received any international assistance.

Myanmar has accused the United States of offering aid with unspecified “strings attached.”

“Our offer has been without strings, and it has never included bringing US Navy ships into their ports,” said Goodman. “Unfortunately those offers of support have yet to be accepted.”

US military C-130 cargo planes are still delivering supplies to Yangon from Thailand, the statement said.

The United States has flown 116 flights delivering more than 2.2 million pounds of relief supplies, it added.

Goodman said Washington had repeatedly offered helicopters and surface craft to support the relief efforts in the devastated Irrawaddy Delta, where many villages are not reachable by road.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 6, 2008 at 2:38 am