Weekly news roundup of Myanmar Cyclone

Weekly news roundup of Myanmar Cyclone


Cyclone Nargis aftermath

Myanmar Red Cross volunteers load water storage containers onto a truck Friday. Families can use these along with water purification tablets to have clean drinking water.

More aid is on the way to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, but so is  rain.  A week after Cyclone Nargis killed whole families,  the military finally agreed Friday to allow a U.S. cargo plane to bring in food. Full story

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MSNBC News Services
updated 10:41 p.m. ET May 9, 2008

YANGON, Myanmar – More aid is on the way to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar — but so is the heavy rain.




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Problems in Myanmar could threaten more lives
May 9: A desperate situation in cyclone-ravaged Myanmar was made worse Friday when incoming food was allegedly seized by the military junta, infuriating U.N. officials, who then suspended aid flights there. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.


U.N. to Myanmar: Let aid in
May 9: The U.N. pressures the government of Myanmar to widen its doors to aid. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

Myanmar’s misery
View images of the aftermath from Cyclone Nargis.

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Interactive: How tragedy happened  

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