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Cyclone Ravages Burmese Delta

Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the nation's largest city and rice-producing delta on May 3, 2008. More storms headed toward the country as the U.N. warned that inadequate relief efforts could lead to rising death tolls.

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Neighbors to Press Burma on Response
Article | Southeast Asian countries are scrambling to demonstrate that they can lead the international effort to assist cyclone victims in neighboring Burma, with a meeting planned for Monday at which foreign ministers will confront their Burmese counterpart over the government's response to the crisis.
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Burmese Aid Request Stirs Concerns
Article | Burma's military junta is seeking up to $11.7 billion in reconstruction aid at a donor conference scheduled this weekend in Rangoon, the former Burmese capital, raising fears among human rights activists and Western governments that Tropical Cyclone Nargis could become a diplomatic and financial ...
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How to Help
Article | The Burmese government has asked United Nations agencies and foreign governments for assistance in emergency relief efforts. Many countries are funneling disaster aid through U.N. agencies and the Red Cross.
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Burma: Desperation Mounts
| Suzanne DiMaggio, director of the Asian Social Issues Program at Asia Society, discusses the current situation in Burma.
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Post-Disaster Aid in Burma, China
| Christoph Gorder, who is coordinating Burma and China relief as vice president of AmeriCares, discusses the post-disaster situations in Burma and China, the bureaucratic hurdles slowing interantional aid, and how Americans can help the victims.
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Burma Arrests Celebrity Critic Who Organized Cyclone Relief
Article | BANGKOK, June 6 -- In the weeks after Tropical Cyclone Nargis battered Burma's Irrawaddy Delta, Burma's most famous comedian -- a dentist known by his stage name, Zarganar, or "Tweezers" -- spearheaded efforts by about 400 Burmese artists to collect and distribute food, mosquito nets, blankets and...

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