Sunday, May 03, 2009

Burma: Revisiting Burma's deadly cyclone zone

AlJazeeraEnglish: When a cyclone lashed southern Myanmar last year, it claimed 138,000 lives - and gave the world a glimpse into the desperation of people in that secretive state. More than 800,000 people were displaced, but the government refused outside help.

One year on, the United Nations says half a million survivors have inadequate housing that won't protect them this monsoon season.

Our correspondent travelled through the heart of the Irrawaddy Delta in the immediate days after the storm. For her safety we aren't naming her, as she has now revisited some of those places to meet people still suffering the after-effects of Cyclone Nargis.

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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