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Cyclone Nargis: Update 2

The following is another email from someone inside Rangoon: The situation in the delta and coastal regions becomes increasingly dire everyday. The next week is crucial as people struggle against dehydration, starvation and disease. Internal migrants have clustered in neighboring towns and villages both in search of water and to escape the stench of dead bodies. They have the clothes on their backs but little else. There are nearly no sanitation facilities to clean wounds from the storm's damage and an overwhelming lack of medical supplies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Ayeyarwaddy Division alone, 26 makeshift ...

Cyclone Nargis

In the last few days, I have received several emails from people back home expressing concern about what is happening inside Burma right now, in the wake of the cyclone. Burma is a country from which it is difficult to get reliable news at the best of time and now is no exception. Yesterday I received word from someone I know who is working in Rangoon and I wanted to share some excerpts of her email with everyone who is looking for information on what is happening. (I hope she'll forgive me as I don't have her permission to make the email public.) Here on the border, surrounded by mountains, mostly everything is fine. Just before the cyclone ...