Monday, May 12, 2008

CHINA SHOULD PUSH TO GET AID IN

India, ASEAN Also Need to Push Generals to Accept International Help

(New York, May 10, 2008) - China, India, Thailand and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should work to convince Burma's government to lift restrictions on international assistance so aid can reach survivors of Cyclone Nargis, Human Rights Watch said today.
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1 comment:

bgan said...

Global Day of Action to call for humanitarian intervention in Burma on Saturday May 17th

Could you organise one where you are?

On Saturday May 17th the Burma Global Action Network, Burma Campaign UK, United States Campaign For Bruma and other organisations want as many people as possible to gather across the world to call for the International community to intervene in the humanitarian crisis in Burma. These can be in the form of peaceful demonstrations or vigils which will be held to urge world governments and the United Nations to intervene by supplying aid to the 1.7 million people affected by cyclone Nargis.

The Burmese regime has consistently blocked the international community from providing food, water and medical supplies to the worst affected regions. Hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of death through starvation, dehydration and preventable diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea.

A truly global protest could make a BIG difference, YOU could make a big difference, as one Burmese refugee aid worker put it to us: "Global protest is a great idea. I told these guys about it and they are excited about it. Knowing that the world is with them means a lot."

If you can organise something we would like to know where it will happen and at what time and anything else you can tell us about it to persuade people to come. We will then add this to our central list of events which we will publicise as widely as possible to maximize the attendance in the short time frame.

Whether you’ve done something like this before or not, This link provides a guide to organizing an event and a guide to attracting media attention to what you are doing:
http://www.burma-network.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=52
Plus as central co-ordinators of this, we will aim to answer any queries or help you in any way we can as soon as possible.

In return, and so that we can maximise the global media attention to these protests, we ask that you e-mail us as soon as possible after the event to let us know what you did, how many people attended and if possible, photos and weblinks to any local media attention you gained. Whether your outside the U.N HQ or outside a school, it all adds up.

That way we can calculate how many people have taken part globally and announce this to the world media. Together we can make a big difference and show the people of Burma that we have not forgotten them in their hour of need.

So if you think you could do something let us know on the wall here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=13683417318 or email us at info@burma-network.org and an administrator will get back to you as soon as possible, help you out and sort you out with the link on the central register of events.

Thanks
Burma Global Action Network(BGAN) Team
http://www.burma-network.org
http://www.dontforgetburma.org
Email: info@burma-network.org