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Cyclone in Burma by Ellerd on 7 May 2008 12:30pm
 
Up to 80,000 people may have died in the cyclone that hit Burma. :-(

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/07/2238323.htm

I'd say the generals have some explaining to do.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by kazzzz on 7 May 2008 3:17pm
 
I saw a report tonight that was talking about the gastro, HEP A, salmonella and all sorts of diseases that will kill more than the cyclone did, and the outside aid so far is still practically nil. Unbelievable in this day and age.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by Palin_Lover on 7 May 2008 7:25pm
 
It is unbelievable in this day and age. I think it'd be great if some countries stepped up to help the people of Burma. But, isn't there the issue of Burma accepting our help?
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by Lounge Trekker on 7 May 2008 7:34pm
 
Serious thing. The logistics of managing a recovery effort of that magnitude is staggering.

Pete
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by suzulu on 7 May 2008 10:30pm
 
It's like the tsunami all over again. Let's hope they will let the aid workers in.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by mrsthing on 7 May 2008 10:36pm
 
We're still trying to clean up from Hurricane Katrina here in the US. But I'm sure the Red Cross and other aid organizations are doing their best. It must be bedlam over there right now.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by kazzzz on 8 May 2008 12:23am
 
Yes Pete you're right, logistically it's a massive thing to cope with but the lack of aid days later is hard to fathom. All of our governments should have pulled out all stops.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by Ellerd on 8 May 2008 2:22pm
 
^^"All of our governments should have pulled out all stops."

Agree! Whether the Burmese government accepts help from outsiders is another question.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by kazzzz on 8 May 2008 2:54pm
 
Well that's it too, there are huge stockpiles of various aid parcels banked up in Thailand and can't cross the border:( Red tape at a time like this, unbelievable.
 
Re: Cyclone in Burma by canaveralgumby on 8 May 2008 6:51pm
 
I've been researching for 2 days, and it seems that CARE, Save the Children and Unicef are already on the ground running, and have good relationships with the Myanmar gov't. Donations to these 2 orgs. may have the greatest effect right now.
 
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