Thursday, May 15, 2008

Time to Save Burma

Burma is in the middle of a catastrophe—the lives of more than a million people are at great risk and about 100,000 people have been killed.. The damage to the country's infrastructure and agriculture caused by Cyclone Nargis will be felt for years.

The landscape of Burma's Irrawaddy delta is devastated. The bloated corpses of men, women and children lay strewn around the rice paddies. Animal carcasses float down rivers and wash up on riverbanks. Those lucky enough to survive now desperately seek shelter, water, food and medical care anywhere they can. Buddhist temples and schools have been turned into makeshift refugee centers and clinics.

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