Cyclone Nargis

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Burma's cyclone death toll soars

The death toll from Burma's devastating cyclone has now risen to more than 22,000, state media have said. Another 41,000 are missing three days after Cyclone Nargis hit the country, causing a huge tidal surge to sweep inland, according to state radio.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7385662.stm

These satellite images vividly show how bad the damage was.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7389848.stm

Here's the BBC webpage on how you can help

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7389735.stm

Unfortunately, the moronic and xenophobic "military junta" have blocked access of volunteers, and confiscated UN supply. In fact, the World Food Programme has been forced to suspended aid.

The World Food Programme has halted aid shipments to Burma after the contents of its first delivery were impounded on arrival in the military-ruled country.

The UN body says the Burmese government seized tonnes of aid material flown in to help victims of Cyclone Nargis, which has killed tens of thousands.

The WFP said it had no choice but to halt aid until the matter was resolved.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7392331.stm

It's so frustrating that those idiots are killing their own people by preventing desperately needed aid.
 
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This has been really frustrating and very sad.
 

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