Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The two faces of Burmese aid: a starving village and a state lie

It will be years before the Irrawaddy delta recovers from Cyclone Nargis - but the visitor to the Sinkan refugee camp could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss was about. Its 39 blue tents are neat and evenly spaced and their occupants look clean and contented. A team of white-uniformed doctors and nurses tends to their medical needs, white Toyota Land Cruisers of the United Nations stand in attendance and a group of Japanese diplomats inspects the camp, snapping photographs as they go.

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