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User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Cyclones
Last updated: Dec 14 2018 13:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Cyclone survivors: journey from horror to misery in Myanmar 8.5.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
Some survivors arrived half-naked, others wore clothes they scavenged from the dead. Myanmar's rice-trading town of Labutta -- the only spit of high ground in a vast watery landscape -- has become a beacon of hope for tens of thousands who lived through the cyclone's fury, most losing homes and family members.
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Myanmar faces pressure to allow major aid effort 8.5.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
The death toll of the devastating cyclone could reach many as 100,000 if humanitarian conditions worsen, American and French diplomats warned.
Fears Burma storm toll could soar 8.5.2008 BBC: Front Page
Burma is urged to allow speedy access as the US warns Saturday's cyclone toll could top 100,000.
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Burma: Will the Cyclone Weaken the Junta? 8.5.2008 Newsweek Top Stories International
As aid workers struggle to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis, analysts consider whether the disaster could weaken the ...
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UK aid agencies launch Burma appeal 7.5.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
Disasters Emergency Committee says coordinated national appeal for donations needed
60,000 Dead or Missing in Burma 7.5.2008 Washington Post: World
BANGKOK, May 6 -- The number of dead and missing in the Burma cyclone soared past 60,000 Tuesday amid signs the toll will rise even higher, as much of the disaster zone remained flooded by seawater, threatened by disease and out of reach of an international relief operation that is taking shape.

Burma Criticized as Aid Begins to Arrive 7.5.2008 Washington Post
Number of dead and missing, now above 60,000, is expected to rise even higher; much of cyclone disaster zone remains flooded by seawater.

Aid agencies scramble to help cyclone victims in Myanmar 7.5.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
UN officials declared the Burmese delta area that has been hit hardest by a devastating cyclone to be "a major, major disaster," with corpses floating through flooded waters and enormous logistical challenges.
French foreign minister urges UN to force aid on Myanmar 7.5.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
Bernard Kouchner said that the UN should invoke its "responsibility to protect" civilians as the basis for a resolution to force delivery of aid on the military government.
Universities must help prevent another Burma 7.5.2008 Guardian: Environment
Knowledge remains our most powerful defence against natural disasters. So why aren't British universities producing more geophysicists, asks Tim Radford
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Burma authorises UN aid delivery 7.5.2008 BBC: Front Page
A UN relief plane receives permission from the Burmese military authorities to land in the cyclone-ravaged country.
60,000 Dead or Missing in Burma 7.5.2008 Washington Post: World
BANGKOK, May 6 -- The number of dead and missing in the Burma cyclone soared past 60,000 Tuesday amid signs the toll will rise even higher, as much of the disaster zone remained flooded by seawater, threatened by disease and out of reach of an international relief operation that is taking shape.

Transport, visa hurdles slowing aid to Myanmar storm victims 7.5.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
Travel and visa obstacles on Tuesday hampered aid deliveries to the estimated 1 million people in Myanmar believed to be homeless after the devastating cyclone, officials said.
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Aid slowly trickles into ravaged Myanmar 7.5.2008 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Travel and visa obstacles on Tuesday hampered aid deliveries to the estimated 1 million people in Myanmar believed to be homeless after...
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Burma victims 'need aid quickly' 7.5.2008 BBC: Front Page
Aid agencies call for speedy access to survivors as the scale of the disaster in cyclone-hit Burma becomes clear.
Analysis: Devastating cyclone raises risks for Myanmar junta 7.5.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The deadly cyclone that ripped into Myanmar poses a threat to the stranglehold on power of the country's ruling generals, becoming a force for change more powerful than huge pro-democracy demonstrations and international sanctions.
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UN begins food distribution in Myanmar 7.5.2008 Hindustan Times: Latest
The death toll in the country, which is also known as Burma, rose above 22,000 on Tuesday, with more than 41,000 others missing, state radio reported.
In nod to world pressure, Myanmar delays vote in some areas 7.5.2008 Seattle Times: Top stories
Bowing partly to international demands, Myanmar's junta decided Tuesday to postpone voting on a new and long-awaited constitution in areas hardest-hit by a devastating cyclone as the death toll soared.
Aid groups confront numerous challenges 7.5.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
International aid agencies began sending food to Burma on Tuesday, amid uncertainty that assistance would reach those who most needed it.
Mangrove loss 'left Burma exposed' 6.5.2008 BBC: Front Page
Mangrove deforestation in Burma left coastal areas exposed to the full fury of Cyclone Nagris, a top politician suggests.
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