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Get this while the people needed help the only ones really keeping the help coming were international relief workers and though a bit long it is the best read so far on the topic. The govt. is now going after people with a few cans of food or tying to sell some extra. I read a report where the idea of invading this country was put forth. I thought no! Now I think maybe it is needed. But that is IMHO only. It isn't the topic here.

Now I see the link if someone has a few cans of relief aid they might be charged with hording. Maybe the thought of invading this Military run country is needed. It is a bite of a read but the best report from the area to date.

Myanmar cyclone death toll soars above 43,000 12 minutes ago

Myanmar cyclone death toll soars above 43,000 - Yahoo! News

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid as the cyclone's death toll soared above 43,000.

It was the first acknowledgment by the military government, albeit indirectly, of problems with relief operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.

The warning came amid reports that foreign aid was being sold openly in markets, and that the military was pilfering and diverting aid for its own use.
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Now we'll see some of the China that their government doesn't want us to see.
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Or as my Aunt Lillian used to say, "Chi'l (the "i" sounds like "eye"), God don't like ugly!"

My daughter has heard from most of her friends there- a little miracle is what we call it. But we are so saddened by the countless deaths and grieving loved ones.
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Aunt Lillian sounds like she knew a thing or two.

Rain deepens Myanmar misery; death toll spikes By Aung Hla Tun
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Rain deepens Myanmar misery; death toll spikes - Yahoo! News

YANGON (Reuters) - Torrential rain lashed victims of Cyclone Nargis on Friday as Myanmar's junta admitted more than 130,000 people were dead or missing, putting the disaster on a par with a 1991 cyclone that killed 143,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.

In a shock update to a death toll that had consistently lagged behind international aid agency estimates, state television in the army-ruled former Burma said 77,738 people were dead and another 55,917 missing.

The May 2 storm has left another 2.5 million people clinging to survival in the delta, where thousands of destitute victims are lining roadsides, begging for help in the absence of large-scale government or foreign relief operations.
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Well it lies we are about out of the picture with this relief effort. This is a shame that a few can rule without thought of their actions for the countries people. But I don't want to open any cans of worms by saying more.

US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub 1 hour, 28 minutes ago

US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub - Yahoo! News

YANGON (AFP) - US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar's cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers Wednesday pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors.

The US Navy said they would withdraw the four ships -- carrying helicopters, amphibious vehicles and water purifying equipment -- from off the coast after repeated attempts to convince the regime to let them in.

"But they have refused us each and every time. It is time for the USS Essex group to move on to its next mission," Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of US Pacific Command, said in a statement.

"I am both saddened and frustrated to know that we have been in a position to help ease the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people and help mitigate further loss of life, but have been unable to do so because of the unrelenting position of the Burma military junta," he added.

Cyclone Nargis left more than 133,000 people dead or missing as it ploughed across the country formally known as Burma about a month ago, laying waste to vital farmlands and wiping villages off the map.
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Granny says, "Oh those poor Hindus - slaughtered by dem Muslims...

Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State
September 24, 2017 / Myanmar government forces found on Sunday the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers who authorities suspected were killed by Muslim insurgents last month, at the beginning of a spasm of violence that has sent 430,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.
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The violence began on Aug. 25 when militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people. The United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing a sweeping government offensive in the north of Rakhine State in response to those militant attacks. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar has said more than 400 people have been killed, most of them insurgents. It rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing, saying it is fighting terrorists. Members of the small Hindu minority appear to have been caught in the middle. Some have fled to Bangladesh, complaining of violence against them by soldiers or Buddhist vigilantes. Others have complained of being attacked by the insurgents on suspicion of being government spies.

The government said a search was mounted near Ye Baw Kya village in the north of Rakhine State after a refugee in Bangladesh contacted a Hindu community leader in Myanmar. The refugee said about 300 ARSA militants had marched about 100 people out of the village on Aug. 25 and killed them. Twenty of the dead were female and eight were male children, the government said. “They forced eight female villagers to convert to the Islamic religion and took them to Bangladesh,” the government said. A government spokesman, Zaw Htay, declined to say who he thought had killed the 28. He said the security forces were investigating. Access to the area by journalists as well as human rights workers and aid workers is largely restricted and Reuters could not independently verify the report.

MALAYSIAN OBJECTION

The violence in Rakhine State and the exodus of refugees is the biggest crisis the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced since it came to power last year as part of a transition away from nearly 50 years of harsh military rule. Bangladesh and aid organizations are struggling to help the Rohingya refugees there, while aid agencies fear a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the north of Rakhine State, where rights groups say nearly half of all Muslim villages have been torched. The United States and the United Nations have called for an end to the violence, unfettered humanitarian access to the conflict zone and for the right of those who have fled to go home safely. Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of international criticism for not speaking out more forcefully against the violence or doing more to rein in security forces over which she has little power. The chairman of the Association of South East Asian nations (ASEAN), of which Myanmar is a member, issued a statement urging all parties to avoid worsening the situation on the ground and calling for a “viable and long-term solutions to the root causes of the conflict”.

Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia have expressed concern about the situation, with Malaysia in particular being critical of Myanmar. In a rare show of disagreement in the 10-member grouping, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman later said Malaysia disassociated itself from the statement as it misrepresented the “reality of the situation” and did not identify the Rohingya as one of the affected communities. Myanmar objects to the term Rohingya, saying the Muslims of Rakhine State are not a distinct ethnic group but illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. This month, Malaysia summoned Myanmar’s ambassador to express displeasure over the violence in Myanmar. It also “expressed grave concerns over such atrocities which have unleashed a full-scale humanitarian crisis”.

Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State | Reuters
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Ethnic Rakhine suspicious of foreign aid to Rohingya
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 - Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists, who accuse the UN and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.
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So far, the Myanmar government has only granted Red Cross organizations access to the area. The UN suspended its activities and evacuated non-critical staff after the government suggested it had supported Rohingya insurgents. Already battling against bad weather, tough terrain and obstructive bureaucracy, the Red Cross also ran into an angry mob, who believed the foreign aid agencies have ignored the suffering of Rakhine Buddhists in Myanmar’s poorest state.

On Wednesday, a mob in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, tried to block a boat carrying International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid to the north, where attacks by Rohingya militants on Aug. 25 prompted Myanmar’s generals to order a sweeping counter-insurgency offensive. The mob was armed with sticks, knives and firebombs, and only dispersed after police fired rubber bullets. Four days earlier, a Myanmar Red Cross truck was stopped and searched by Rakhine residents in Sittwe. “With heightened tensions in Rakhine State, humanitarian staff and private contractors are facing serious challenges in implementing life-saving activities,” said Pierre Peron, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Myanmar. “Many ongoing humanitarian activities that existed before August 25th have still not resumed,” Peron said. “For the sake of vulnerable people in all communities in Rakhine State, urgent measures must be taken to allow vital humanitarian activities to resume.”

In northern Rakhine, tens of thousands of people, most of them Rohingya, are displaced, but have not crossed into Bangladesh. Closer to Sittwe, 140,000 Rohingya displaced by previous religious unrest are confined to squalid camps. They depend on foreign aid that has been severely restricted since Aug. 25. About 6,000 Buddhists have also fled to Sittwe, where they are cared for at monasteries by the government and Rakhine volunteers. Ethnic Rakhine have long complained that foreign aid agencies have given generously to Muslims while ignoring other equally needy people. “All people in Rakhine are suffering, but only Muslims get help,” Arakan National Party Secretary-General Htun Aung Kyaw said.

Rakhine residents of Sittwe told reporters they believed that UN estimates of refugee numbers were exaggerated and that Rohingya camps near the city faced no shortages. “They have more than enough,” said Kyaw Sein of Rakhine Alin Dagar, a Rakhine advocacy group in Sittwe. She had not visited the camps, but in the past she had seen Muslims selling oil, rice and other aid in local markets, Kyaw Sein said, adding that relations between foreign aid groups and the Rakhine people had been poisoned by years of neglect and favoritism. “It is difficult to say what they can do to win back our trust,” she said.

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Walt do you want to know a secrete them Muslims, they dream about doing this to every non Muslim whom doesn't switch to Islam.. It starts with Nationalism of a Culture.


I coined that term.....
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The world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency...

Bangladesh carving out forest land to shelter desperate Rohingya
October 5, 2017 - Hard-pressed to find space for a massive influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Bangladesh plans to chop down forest trees to extend a tent city sheltering destitute families fleeing ethnic violence in neighboring Myanmar.
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More than half a million Rohingya have arrived from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since the end of August in what the United Nations has called the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency. The exodus began after Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militants’ attacks on Aug. 25 by launching a brutal crackdown that the United Nations has denounced as ethnic cleansing. Myanmar has rejected that accusation, insisting that the military action was needed to combat “terrorists” who had killed civilians and burnt villages. But it has left Bangladesh and international humanitarian organizations counting the cost as they race to provide life-saving food, water and medical care for the displaced Rohingya. Simply finding enough empty ground to accommodate the refugees is a huge problem. “The government allocated 2,000 acres when the number of refugees was nearly 400,000,” Mohammad Shah Kamal, Bangladesh’s secretary of disaster management and relief, told Reuters on Thursday. “Now that the numbers have gone up by more than 100,000 and people are still coming. So, the government has to allocate 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of forest land.”

Once all the trees are felled, aid workers plan to put up 150,000 tarpaulin shelters in their place. Swamped by refugees, poor Bangladeshi villagers are faced with mounting hardships and worries, including the trafficking of illegal drugs, particularly methamphetamines, from Myanmar. “The situation is very bad,” said Kazi Abdur Rahman, a senior official in the Bangladesh border district of Cox’s Bazar, where most of the Rohingya are settled. “People in Cox’s Bazar are concerned, we are also concerned, but there’s nothing we can do but accommodate them.” The pressure on the land is creating another conflict, this time environmental rather than ethnic. Last month, wild elephants trampled two refugees to death and Rahman said more such encounters appeared inevitable as more forest is destroyed.

OVER A MILLION PEOPLE IN NEED

U.N. agencies coordinating aid appealed on Wednesday for $434 million to help up to 1.2 million people, most of them children, for six months. Their figure includes the 515,000 who have arrived since August, more than 300,000 Rohingya who were already in Bangladesh, having fled earlier suppression, a contingency for another 91,000 and 300,000 Bangladesh villagers in so-called host communities who also need help.

The Save the Children aid group warned of a malnutrition crisis with some 281,000 people in need of urgent nutrition support, including 145,000 children under five and more than 50,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women. “In over 20 years as a humanitarian worker, I’ve never seen a situation like this, where people are so desperate for basic assistance and conditions so dire,” Unni Krishnan, director of Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit, said in a statement.

U.N. agencies are wary of planning beyond six months for fear or creating a self-perpetuating crisis. Myanmar has promised to take back anyone verified as a refugee but there’s little hope for speedy repatriation. There is long-simmering communal tension and animosity toward the Rohingya in Myanmar, most of whom are stateless and derided as illegal immigrants. “This crisis isn’t going to end soon,” said a Bangladeshi interior ministry official who declined to be identified.

Bangladesh carving out forest land to shelter desperate Rohingya | Reuters
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Just imagine in 20, 40, 50 years how this same thing would be with several billion+ more world population..


And do realize this is but one of many events happening all over...
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