Wednesday, 14 May 2008

A country Devastated and Isolated? Burma

Burma's junta has tightened access to areas hit by Cyclone Nargis, despite pleas to allow in foreign aid workers. A UN official says the regime has erected more checkpoints to ensure foreigners cannot reach affected areas.
The latest official figures put the death toll at almost 38,500 with 27,838 more missing. Meanwhile, forecasters say another cyclone is forming off Burma's coast.
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Aid agencies fear the death toll could be far higher than official estimates.
The Red Cross said it had studied figures from 22 organisations and warned the toll could be as high as 128,000. A UN body, the International Organisation for Migration, says it may already be too late to save the many victims who are in need of aid.

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