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Burma: Refugees' lives in the balance

Perhaps it's not unsurprising that when cyclone Nargis strucksouthern Burma, my thoughts went first to a community of internalrefugees close to the Thai border in the north who would have beenphysically unaffected…

  • Wed Jun 4 05:27:00 2008
  • Rank: 100

Burma: Refugees' lives in the balance

Perhaps it's not unsurprising that when cyclone Nargis strucksouthern Burma, my thoughts went first to a community of internalrefugees close to the Thai border in the north who would have beenphysically unaffected. These were the people of Wan Bai Pay* whohad been graceful in their hospitality to me earlier this year and whohad entrusted me with their traumatic stories (of slave labourextracted by Burma's military, of beatings, murder and rape) with thesimple request: ‘Tell the world about…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Burma: destruction and gundown

Tropical cyclone Nargis – which hit Burma around midnight on Friday –has ruined many parts of a country which already has poorinfrastructure due to the history of blundering by its militarydictators…

  • Tue May 6 17:29:00 2008
  • Rank: 96

Burma: destruction and gundown

Tropical cyclone Nargis – which hit Burma around midnight on Friday –has ruined many parts of a country which already has poorinfrastructure due to the history of blundering by its militarydictators. Foreign journalists have posed the question: what will theBurmese people think of a regime that rushes armed soldiers onto thestreets to quell any signs of protest but which has been sluggish inassisting the thousands in dire need? I doubt the Burmese will bespending much time over that one -…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 96

Cyclone survival

Women in Orissa, India, have ways of dealing with calamity…

  • Tue Jul 1 04:06:00 2008
  • Rank: 96

Cyclone survival

Women in Orissa, India, have ways of dealing with calamity.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 96

Burma: Seeing but not believing

Of all the images that have emerged from cyclone-hit Burma, the mostshocking for me were the most long distance ones…

  • Wed May 7 17:32:00 2008
  • Rank: 92

Burma: Seeing but not believing

Of all the images that have emerged from cyclone-hit Burma, the mostshocking for me were the most long distance ones. NASA releasedsatellite images of the country before and after the cyclone. The‘after' image is barely recognizable - the amount of the Irrawaddydelta in the south that is now blue instead of green is staggering.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 92

Football and pagodas galore, but no bread at Burma’s circus

Daniel Pye exposes the dark side of Burmese soccer.…

  • Fri Dec 10 06:13:00 2010
  • Rank: 91

Football and pagodas galore, but no bread at Burma’s circus

Daniel Pye exposes the dark side of Burmese soccer.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 91

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