Burma Cyclone


Latest News: All eyes on Myanmar and the military by carpediemdg

Cautious response to Burma pledge
BBC NEWS

Only a quarter of the 2.5m affected have received help, the UN says

Aid agencies have given a cautious welcome to the announcement that Burma’s leaders will allow all foreign relief workers into cyclone-hit areas.

The UN’s World Food Programme said the real test was whether its workers would be allowed to leave Rangoon for the devastated southern Irrawaddy Delta.

About 78,000 people died and 56,000 are missing after the 2 May cyclone.

Meanwhile, the polls have opened in the final stage of a controversial referendum on a new constitution.

Read the full article here.

–Divya

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