Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Aid arriving in cyclone-hit Burma

The bodies of dead people and animals litter the flooded fields in Burma.

Sorry haven't had time to blog recently -adv higher deadlines and just finished the Higher course this week. (Yes I took a paddy today because of your answers. YOU CAN DO THIS EXAM and do it well. Now work hard - not just a few hours - LOTS needed.)

A cyclone that has left more than 22,000 people dead. Burmese state media reported on Tuesday that 22,464 people had now been confirmed dead and another 41,054 people were missing as a result of Cyclone Nargis.
Neighbouring countries and the UN have dispatched planes carrying supplies. S4 should think of short and long term aid given. PREPARE FOR FRIDAY and you will get the results you deserve. A huge area of the southern Irrawaddy delta remains under water. The UN's World Food Programme has dispatched an additional four planes loaded with supplies including high-energy biscuits . Chinese media say a plane carrying 60 tonnes of aid has landed in the biggest city, Rangoon. The storm was followed by tidal waves and ships are marooned. Survivors face poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean water.
Flooding could lead to outbreaks of mosquito-borne malaria and dengue fever, while water-borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery are also a threat.

Follow the links from the BBC page here.

Good Luck to all S4 with all their S grade exam. Remember Geography is "In your face!"

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