Monday, May 12, 2008

Junta under pressure as fears grow of 1.5m cyclone victims

The Burmese government came under growing international pressure last night as aid agencies warned that the death toll following the cyclone disaster could reach 1.5 million.

The charity Oxfam said the stricken country faced a public health catastrophe unless clean water and sanitation was quickly provided.The Burmese military junta has been criticised for not allowing emergency supplies and skilled aid workers into the secretive south-east Asian country quickly enough.
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