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Observations on the Challenges of the Relief Effort

From a resident of Northern Myanmar — May 18, 2008

Although we are not allowed to go to the areas most severely hit by the storm, friends returning are bringing back images of its aftermath that haunt my waking hours. Buildings in piles of rubble with body parts visible underneath, bodies caught in trees and bridges and on the bank of the river as the water recedes, parts of trashed homes rigged as temporary shelters with the few remaining clothes and blankets and mats hanging out to dry as the people sit stunned amidst the debris, massive wounds all over people’s bodies caused by abrading against trees, the hail that rained on their backs, or dangerous objects like boat propellers, pieces of metal roofing or machine parts.

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