Friday, May 9, 2008

Interview with Joe Belliveau, Médecins Sans Frontières operation manager for Myanmar

What is the current situation on the ground in Myanmar? «We don't know the full extent of the situation, but from what we've seen in the southwestern corner of the Irrawady delta, the damage is massive and casualties are very high. Many people have also lost their homes, and their sources of food and clean water»

What have the teams on the ground seen in terms of destruction and people who have been affected by the cyclone?«Our field teams have seen destruction on a massive scale in the Irrawady delta. In some of the areas we've so far accessed, 95% of the houses and other buildings are destroyed»
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