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MORE UPDATES FROM A RELIEF WORKER IN YANGON

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These are messages from May 11th & 12th from an Aid worker in Yangon:

May 11th

There’s a lot to write and I don’t know where to begin. Whatever I write, it isn’t enough to express this situation. Perhaps I should start by letting you know that supplies are slowly beginning to come into the country. Several countries and agencies have received clearance for their cargo planes of supplies to come into the country in the next few days. The only restriction being placed on distribution of some of those supplies is that someone from the government must accompany those doing the distribution. Depending on the availability of government staff to accompany distribution teams, there may be more supplies flowing to more people soon.

I’m sure many people here share my sense that we are in the right place at the right time, but find ourselves bound and gagged. Hopefully, this is about to change. We are also hearing that the most successful way to distribute supplies to the neediest areas is to go by boat. While the overall picture is not at all what we would wish in terms of ability to have access and distribute supplies, no one is giving up.

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UPDATE ON THE RELIEF EFFORT FROM METTA FOUNDATION

INFORMATION ON HOW TO DONATE TO METTA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION This post contains excerpts from a Metta Foundation update on the work they are doing in Burma. You can see the full report on the Metta Foundation website Updated information as of 10 May 2008, 1300 hrs Metta has been present in the area since the […]

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GITAMEIT STUDENT’S STORIES ABOUT NARGIS

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Hpong Latt Aung The lampposts fell, the electricity went out, there was no water, and the living conditions have deteriorated to the lowest levels. I have never experienced this kind of event. For the sake of all the people of Myanmar, we should resolve this tragedy quickly. Pyae Phyo Han Nargis struck Myanmar from 12:00AM […]

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UPDATES FROM AN AID WORKER IN YANGON

These are messages from May 7th & 8th from an Aid worker in Yangon: May 8th We received a phone call from our staff in the field this morning. They went out to Bogalay Township and went to a village familiar to them which is south of the town of Bogalay. The situation was very […]

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GITAMEIT INVOLVED IN NARGIS RELIEF EFFORT

A message from Gitameit about Cyclone Nargis Help Cyclone Victims! — Click Here to make a donation. Gitameit has turned into a disaster relief organization. The musicians and I drove to outlying townships today – we focused on the areas in which we started our music performance and teaching projects. In our Gitameit Center backyard […]

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