Myanmar cyclone survivor in Irrawaddy Delta region
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Myanmar cyclone survivor in Irrawaddy Delta region
Rice farmer U Maung Saw, 58, is rebuilding his own home from scratch and trying to salvage hundreds of pounds of unmilled rice soaked by the cyclone, before it rots. He says his village, Kyaiktaw, has received no aid at all. “The government never gives us anything,” he says. “We’re not angry. We’re not surprised. We don’t expect anything else.” (Los Angeles Times)
Myanmar cyclone survivors at shelter
A woman comforts her child at a relief center after fleeing Kyauktan, about 40 miles southeast of Yangon, Myanmar’s main city. Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into the rice-growing Irrawaddy River delta region in the country’s south, may be followed by another storm: A tropical depression is building over the Andaman Sea as survivors of the first storm await aid. The government raised the official toll to 29,000. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar monks bathe in a river in the Irrawaddy Delta region
Young monks wash themselves in the river in Pyapon, a town in the Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar on Sunday. A a week after Nargis hit, few areas have seen proper relief efforts, with the government handing out meager rice rations while preventing foreign aid workers from entering. (Associated Press)
Myanmar cyclone survivors rest near Bogalay town
Villagers rest on the outskirts of hard-hit Bogalay town in southern Myanmar. A Red Cross boat carrying relief supplies sank, and aid groups warned that up to 1.5 million people are in desperate need of clean water and sanitation. (Associated Press)
Myanmar villagers get medical attention at a non-profit clinic
Myanmar villagers receive treatment from a local non-governmental organization at the Paw Taw Mu pagoda on the outskirts of Bogalay town in the country’s devasted southern delta region Sunday. The government has been missing in action. (Associated Press)
A young boy carries bags of salvaged material from cyclone debris
A boy carries away material scavenged from the debris of cyclone-ravaged houses in Kyauktan, about 40 miles southeast of Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, also known as Rangoon. (AFP/Getty Images)
Raising donations for Myanmar cyclone victims
Worshipers at a Burmese Buddhist temple in Singapore collect donations for cyclone victims in Myanmar. The Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is planning a high-level meeting in Singapore soon to discuss measures to boost relief and recovery efforts. (AFP/Getty Images)
Uprooted tree and debris outside Yangon, Myanmar
A fallen tree trunk rests near a cluster of buildings on the outskirts of Yangon in southern Myanmar. Some villagers criticized the military regime. “They are very selfish,” said a man in Kyaiktaw. “They don’t care what happens to others. They only think about themselves.” (Getty Images)