Photos:Clinging to life in Myanmar Part 1

 Photos:Clinging to life in Myanmar Part 1 

Myanmar allows first UN emergency


Residents in Yangon wait in line to buy cooking oil. Many businesses are exploiting shortages caused by damaged roads and ports, charging exorbitant prices for gasoline, building supplies and other items in high demand

Myanmar cyclone survivor in Irrawaddy Delta region

Rice farmer U Maung Saw, 58, is rebuilding his own home from scratch and trying to salvage hundreds of pounds of unmilled rice soaked by the cyclone, before it rots. He says his village, Kyaiktaw, has received no aid at all. “The government never gives us anything,” he says. “We’re not angry. We’re not surprised. We don’t expect anything else.”
May 11, 2008
Myanmar cyclone survivors at shelter
A woman comforts her child at a relief center after fleeing Kyauktan, about 40 miles southeast of Yangon, Myanmar’s main city. Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into the rice-growing Irrawaddy River delta region in the country’s south, may be followed by another storm: A tropical depression is building over the Andaman Sea as survivors of the first storm await aid. The government raised the official toll to 29,000. May 11, 2008

 Myanmar monks bathe in a river in the Irrawaddy Delta region

Young monks wash themselves in the river in Pyapon, a town in the Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar on Sunday. A a week after Nargis hit, few areas have seen proper relief efforts, with the government handing out meager rice rations while preventing foreign aid workers from entering. May 11, 2008
Myanmar cyclone survivors rest near Bogalay town
Villagers rest on the outskirts of hard-hit Bogalay town in southern Myanmar. A Red Cross boat carrying relief supplies sank, and aid groups warned that up to 1.5 million people are in desperate need of clean water and sanitation.
Myanmar villagers get medical attention at a non-profit clinic
Myanmar villagers receive treatment from a local non-governmental organization at the Paw Taw Mu pagoda on the outskirts of Bogalay town in the country’s devasted southern delta region Sunday. The government has been missing in action.
A young boy carries bags of salvaged material from cyclone debris
A boy carries away material scavenged from the debris of cyclone-ravaged houses in Kyauktan, about 40 miles southeast of Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, also known as Rangoon. May 11, 2008
Raising donations for Myanmar cyclone victims
Worshipers at a Burmese Buddhist temple in Singapore collect donations for cyclone victims in Myanmar. The Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is planning a high-level meeting in Singapore soon to discuss measures to boost relief and recovery efforts. May 11, 2008
Uprooted tree and debris outside Yangon, Myanmar
A fallen tree trunk rests near a cluster of buildings on the outskirts of Yangon in southern Myanmar. Some villagers criticized the military regime. “They are very selfish,” said a man in Kyaiktaw. “They don’t care what happens to others. They only think about themselves.”
Thai soldiers load bags of supplies bound for Myanmar onto a military flight at the airport in Bangkok. May 10, 2008
Soldiers load bags of supplies onto a truck at the military airport in Bangkok.
Myanmar cyclone damage
An elderly woman comes out of her destroyed house in the cyclone-hit Dedaye township, south of Yangon. May 9, 2008
Kyaw Kyaw and his family took refuge in a Buddhist monastery across the road from their home in the village of Thamalone before the cyclone flattened his wood-frame house. Villagers are helping one another rebuild with whatever they can salvage in the rubble.
Mynamar Copes With Aftermath Of Catastrophic Typhoon
Clearing debris near a statue of Buddha south of Yangon. The city, hit hard by the cyclone, is one of the few areas where the referendum has been delayed.
In this picture made available Friday, injured villagers mill around their destroyed homes Saturday in Bogalay township, one of the regions of Myanmar hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis. May 9, 2008
Children beg for food from passengers in a passing car Thursday in Bogalay. More than a million survivors of the cyclone are battling to stave off hunger and disease. May 9, 2008

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