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Myanmar Cyclone (update)

May 07, 2008


"The Myanmar government put its tally of deaths since Cyclone Nargis struck early Saturday at 22,500 and said 41,000 people were missing. Such early estimates often prove inaccurate, and the wide path of this cyclone, which destroyed homes across the fertile Irrawaddy Delta and into Yangon, the nation’s main city, left a large area of destruction, complicating rescue efforts and damage assessments for days or weeks to come." (New York Times, May 7, 2008)

(Map by Laris Karklis, Washington Post -- May 6, 2008)

Doing what it does best, the New York Times has assembled an excellent package of reports and resources related to the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Myanmar/Burma, including this before-and-after satellite view of the flooding.

The Washington Post also is following the story closely and has a good piece on how you can help.

-- Mitch Nauffts

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