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 situation.
France, Britain and Germany called for humanitarian aid to continue to flow to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar despite sporadic government resistance. Andrew Kirkwood, country director for Save the Children in Myanmar, describes the challenges aid groups are facing.
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…
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.
By PBS NewsHour
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 situation.
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.
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