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1. 01-11 Suu Kyi meets with government Myanmar
2. 01-17 UN raps Burma's 'slow progress' UN Security Council
D. 02-09 Burmese junta sets voting dates Myanmar
E. 03-05 U.N. envoy returns to Myanmar Myanmar
5. 03-10 Myanmar leader snubs U.N. envoy Myanmar
G. 04-09 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer Ranong, Thailand
7. 05-01 U.S. broadens Myanmar sanctions Washington
I. 05-02 U.N. calls for fair Myanmar referendum UN Security Council
05-03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Myaungmya, Myanmar

Summary.     Click for More > Rotting corpses pile up Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' Cyclone aid used to entice voters U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar Junta lacking in cyclone response UN raises Burma cyclone estimate Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone Junta leader visits cyclone refugees Burma neighbours in cyclone talks Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma Myanmar to admit all aid workers  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Ruling junta agreed to 'allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities' into the country to help cyclone... Gates could withdraw Navy ships Monsoon brings more suffering Monsoon rains hinder aid effort
Burmese junta sets voting dates 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Map of Myaungmya Myanmar  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon Hundreds feared dead in cyclone Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'   Almost 4,000 people have died and another 3,000 remain missing as a result of this weekend's devastating cyclone Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
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Suu Kyi meets with government Burmese junta sets voting dates  Burma will hold a constitutional referendum in May and general elections in 2010. The opposition NLD called the announcement 'vague' 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer Map of Ranong Thailand  The bodies of migrant workers were found on the back of a truck. 67 other migrants were alive inside the freezer   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Map of Myaungmya Myanmar


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
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Jan.17  UN raps Burma's 'slow progress'


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March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5  U.N. envoy returns to Myanmar
Mar.10  Myanmar leader snubs U.N. envoy


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May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.1  U.S. broadens Myanmar sanctions
May.2  U.N. calls for fair Myanmar referendum
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  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
May.4     Hundreds feared dead in cyclone   As many as 350 people are feared dead after a tropical cyclone with winds up to 150 miles per hour slammed over the weekend Burma 'must allow aid workers in' May.5     Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
  Almost 4,000 people have died and another 3,000 remain missing as a result of this weekend's devastating cyclone.    Foreign minister acknowledged that as many as 10,000 could be dead. Ruling military junta issu...
    Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000  At least 10,000 killed in the township of Bogalay alone. Survivors were facing their 3rd night without electricity. 10-hour storm left swathes... May.6   Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
 Relief groups scramble to aid Myanmar May.7 Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops
Fears storm toll could soar May.8   Rotting corpses pile up  Cyclone survivors have insufficient fuel to burn the corpses of the dead as the military junta continues to block access for aid groups UN 'disappointed' at Burma access   Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work.    The foreign ministry insisted it would control the distribution itself. The United Nations pressures to speed up the issuing of visas to ...
May.9   U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized'  The World Food Program official is 'furious' over the government's refusal to allow the organization to distribute aid Burma warned over cyclone delays
May.10  Sporadic aid trickles into Burma  Cyclone overshadows referendum   Cyclone aid used to entice voters  As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum May.11  Burma eases restrictions on aid  Relief boat sinks, leaving aid in river   U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar  A U.S. military airplane with relief supplies has taken off on a mission that American officials say they hope will 'build trust' May.12  First US aid plane lands in Burma May.13   Junta lacking in cyclone response  The government seems unaware of the scope of the death and destruction Cyclone Nargis wrought on the country more than a week ago Myanmar allows more U.S. aid flights May.14   UN raises Burma cyclone estimate  The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by cyclone Nargis to 2.5m people  UN chief to send envoy to Burma May.15  Junta denies misusing cyclone aid Storm aid frustrations grow May.16   Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone Map of Myaungmya Myanmar  Another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the storm France angered by Burmese delays  U.S. to bypass junta to send aid Brown: Burma 'guilty of inhuman action' May.17 UN to press Burma on aid access May.18   Junta leader visits cyclone refugees Map of Myaungmya Myanmar  2 weeks after Cyclone Nargis, the country's reclusive junta leader Than Shwe visited a refugee camp outside Yangon   Burma neighbours in cyclone talks  The Association of South East Asian Nation is due to hold urgent talks to discuss ways of helping cyclone victims May.19   Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid  Myanmar has agreed to let its South Asian neighbors send medical personnel and an assessment team to the country Burma to mourn cyclone's victims May.20  Thousands pray for strength  Burma to let UN copters deep into country May.21 U.N. chief: focus now reconstruction May.22     UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived to tour the devastated Irrawaddy Delta and meet military ruler Gen Than Shwe  U.N. chief heads to remote capital May.23   Myanmar to admit all aid workers
  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Ruling junta agreed to 'allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities' into the country to help cyclone survivors
May.24 Burma seeks crucial aid donations
May.26  Disease fears loom over Myanmar May.27 Junta extends Suu Kyi house arrest May.30 Logistics hamper relief UN condemns Burma 'camp closures' Burma policy costs lives, says US

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Jun.1   Gates could withdraw Navy ships  U.S. Defense Secretary will make a decision within days to withdraw U.S. ships from the coast of Myanmar, after junta 'neglect' Jun.4 U.S. ships to abort Myanmar mission
Jun.7   Monsoon brings more suffering  A severe shortage of housing has left hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors exposed to heavy rain as the monsoon season begins Jun.8 Cyclone dead will 'never' be identified Jun.16   Monsoon rains hinder aid effort  The rains are hindering relief efforts as humanitarian agencies attempt to get aid into the cyclone-ravaged country

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Jul.3 Dozens die in ferry sinking
Jul.20 ASEAN strongly rebukes Myanmar

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Aug.8 Protests mark Myanmar anniversary
Aug.16 Floods hit cyclone ravaged Myanmar Aug.23 U.N. envoy meets with opposition Aug.25 Suu Kyi refuses to accept food

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Sep.3 Aung San Suu Kyi refuses doctor