December 4, 2008
Return to School in Myanmar
When Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar in early May 2008, tens of
thousands of people were killed and many homes and other buildings
leveled. About half of the schools were destroyed in the storm-affected
areas in the South, and aid organizations scrambled to help the
country rebuild and the children return to school.
July 15, 2008
Rice Crop Takes a Hit After Cyclone
The prospect of a meager rice crop threatens to add to Myanmar's
travails from May's cyclone that left tens of thousands dead.
Much of the country's rice fields are in the now-swamped Irrawaddy
June 6, 2008
Cyclone Victims Face Continued Hardships
A month has passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar and, in
the interim, international aid groups negotiated with the country's
reclusive military regime for better access to the stricken country.
ITN's Channel 4 News correspondent Inigo Gilmore provides an update.
June 4, 2008
Navy Ships to Leave Myanmar Without Delivering Aid
Four U.S. Navy ships will leave the Myanmar coast Thursday, after
failing to receive permission from the Burmese government to unload
aid supplies for survivors of Cyclone Nargis, including much-needed
helicopters to transport food and other aid.
May 30, 2008
Cyclone Refugees Forced Out of Camps
Myanmar's military government started evicting families from cyclone
refugee camps on Friday, sending them to rebuild lives with bamboo
poles and tarps.
May 28, 2008
Government Slowly Opens to Foreign Aid
Weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated portions of Myanmar, its
reclusive government has slowly allowed small numbers of foreign
aid workers to enter the country. U.N. Under-Secretary-General
for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes updates the humanitarian
May 23, 2008
OKs Greater Access for Aid Workers but Obstacles Remain
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Myanmar's ruling junta
had agreed to allow "all aid workers" into the cyclone-ravaged
country -- although questions remain as to the timing and logistics
of such access. Two aid officials discuss the state of relief
U.N. Chief Says Myanmar to Allow Aid Workers More Access
May 22, 2008
Head Visits Myanmar to Coax Aid Effort
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Thursday in cyclone-damaged
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to meet with Senior Gen. Than
Shwe in hopes of convincing the stringent military junta to loosen
restrictions on international aid.
May 19, 2008
Allows U.N. Officials to Tour Hard-hit Areas
U.N. officials began to tour the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy
delta in Myanmar on Monday, though some U.N. staffers still reported
problems gaining access to the tightly controlled country. Shari
Villarosa, the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon, describes
the latest developments.
May 16, 2008
Rain Threatens Cyclone Victims' Well-being
Survivors of the cyclone that ravaged Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta
have received little emergency aid from the country's ruling military
junta, though government officials insist their relief operations
are running smoothly.
Two guests examine Myanmar's military regime.
Voice: Bebe, a Myanmar immigrant, tells her story.
May 14, 2008
Indiana Community, Myanmar's Cyclone Crisis Hits Home
Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Myanmar immigrant
communities in the United States. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago
reports on the community's unique perspective on the handling
of the humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the cyclone that
devastated the country.
May 13, 2008
Organizations Face Continuing Hurdles in Myanmar
Andrew Kirkwood, country director for Save the Children in Myanmar,
describes the challenges his group and others face in getting
aid to victims of the cyclone.
& A: Dr. Asis Min of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins
Sans Frontieres talks about conditions in the hardest-hit part
of the country, the Irrawaddy delta.
May 12, 2008
Rulers Hold Tight to Power Amid Cyclone Crisis
In the aftermath of last week's destructive cyclone, the humanitarian
crisis in Myanmar has thrown a spotlight on the military junta
governing the country. A former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar and
professor born in the country examine the country's government
May 11, 2008
Aid Enters Myanmar; Referendum Vote Proceeds
Food and water began reaching more of Myanmar's cyclone victims
Sunday, but the government made no indication that it would allow
foreign aid workers into the country to distribute the goods.
May 9, 2008
in Myanmar Is Revealed as Aid Trickles In
As thousands of people in Myanmar continue to languish in the
aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, humanitarian assistance is slowly
trickling in despite disputes with the country's military rulers
over the distribution of the aid. Two aid officials update the
Judy Woodruff also spoke to Joe Lowry of the International Federation
of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Yangon about the cyclone
damages and risk of disease in this audio interview.
May 9, 2008
Resumes Aid to Myanmar Despite Junta Actions
The U.N. World Food Program said Friday it would continue to send
aid to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, despite the military government
seizing the supplies at the airport in order to distribute the
shipments on its own.
May 8, 2008
Aid Begins Arriving in Cyclone-damaged Myanmar
Shipments of food, medicine and other relief items began arriving
in Myanmar Thursday to help victims of a cyclone that battered
the country on Saturday, but U.S. military planes loaded with
supplies were still being denied access.
May 7, 2008
Toll Rises in Myanmar as Aid Groups Face Obstacles
A senior U.S diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that the death
toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis could reach 100,000, as disease
outbreaks remain a threat and some aid groups face difficulty
gaining access to the country. A United Nations official discusses
efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the military-ruled country.
May 7, 2008
Pressured to Let in Aid Workers
U.N. officials on Wednesday urged the Myanmar government to allow
aid workers to distribute relief goods throughout the country,
following a cyclone that could result in the deaths of 100,000
people as conditions worsen, a U.S. diplomat said.
May 6, 2008
Death Toll Soars as Myanmar Reels From Disaster
The estimated death toll from Saturday's cyclone in Myanmar increased
to 22,000 Tuesday with 41,000 still missing and possibly 1 million
left homeless, according to relief agencies. The head of the U.S.
Embassy in Rangoon and a reporter recap the situation.
May 6, 2008
Toll Surpasses 22,000 in Myanmar; Groups Poised to Rush in Aid
Myanmar's government raised the death toll from the weekend's
cyclone to more than 22,000 on Tuesday and said another 41,000
were missing, as aid groups awaited visas to bring supplies to
the devastated Asian nation.
May 5, 2008
Cyclone Ravages Myanmar, Tests Government
A large cyclone hit the nation of Myanmar Saturday, bringing widespread
damage and causing major harm to its citizens, killing upwards
of 10,000 people. Relief agencies are rushing to respond, and
the event is seen by many as a test of the military junta's ability
to direct the relief effort.
May 5, 2008
for World Food Crisis Made More Difficult by Cyclones, Riots
In the wake of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar and widespread
rioting in Somalia, the international community continues to try
and respond with food relief programs to confront the rising need.
World Food Program's head Josette Sheeran discusses the relief
May 5, 2008
Cyclone Death Toll Could Top 10,000
The foreign minister of Myanmar's strict military junta said Monday
that the death toll from Saturday's cyclone strike could continue