A deadly cyclone hit Myanmar (Burma) at the beginning of May, causing massive human loss of life and environmental destruction. International controversy has followed over the military junta's refusals and delays to allow aid workers and journalists to enter the country or reach disaster areas, where the United Nations fears there may be millions in need of emergency aid.
Twitter has emerged as an important medium for coverage of the crisis. Follow Global Voices’ Twitter News Feed on Myanmar. Also see the excellent MBS feed.
Global Voices’ South East Asia Editor is Mong Palatino.
Global Voices Articles
Sep 29 – Myanmar: Aid still needed
May 16 – Myanmar: Citizen videos in Cyclone Nargis’ aftermath
May 14 – Myanmar: Voices through Tweets
May 14 – Myanmar: Twittering the cyclone disaster
May 11 – Myanmar: Survivors of Cyclone Nargis
May 08 – Myanmar: Slow relief work
May 06 – Myanmar: Unprecedented cyclone disaster
May 05 – Myanmar: The perfect storm
This page is a work in progress, we will be adding more links soon.
- Google Earth inks to map layer of Myanmar cyclone data
- The Associated Press has an interactive map of the cyclone's passage through Myanmar.
Very disturbing video depicting dozens of people who have died in the cyclone, here. Al Jazeera has also placed this video interview with a survivor on YouTube (via Burma News).
Photos above are by Salai Thang, unspecified location.
Pictures on Flickr of destruction in Yangon, by Luis Rene, and disasteremergencycommittee. Several people have uploaded photos to Picasa, including MaungHla, Nay Linn, cyclonerelief, Salai Thang.
Photos from Cyclone Relief aid workers here. Helping for New Generation and RAVEN Blood Donor Club also have blogs and images.
There are many websites for making online donations, including:
Heart Station blog lists names, addresses, and websites for several different contacts accepting donations for the cyclone relief effort.
- Responsibility to Protect Petition
- United Nations to apply “responsibility to protect” doctrine to force international aid into Myanmar Petition
Other Special Coverage
Global Voices Special Coverage page from the Burmese Protests 2007.