Sunday, May 11, 2008

More than 1.5 Millions severely affected:UN official

Countries with iron curtain faces controversy as they live on their way of goverance and not as Soveriegn state for Sovereign people.The Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the Irrawaddy delta, the cities of Yangon and Pegu, and the states of Karen and Mon, a large parts of the country.

Victim of Nargis are in tattered,shambles and in pitable condition which needs humantarians aid,they are global citizens and human being therefore to get natural global attention inspite of rulers reservations, developed countries are coming forwrd to help.

The death toll is likely to mount further as rescue workers still struggle to reach remote settlements with skelton infrastructure and the nationwide number of displaced or homelss people could reach million.

Myanmar junta has imposed a state of emergency in the five worst-hit areas - the Irrawaddy delta, the cities of Yangon and Pegu, and the states of Karen and Mon. It is expected that most of the deaths came in the low-lying,slushy,marshy Irrawaddy delta region when Naris cyclone hit them with speed of 190KMPH in early hours of saturday with tidal waves crossing 3.5 meter height encroaching and distroying the dwelling the habitants of low lying delta.

John Holmes, the UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said the conditions in the disaster-stricken Myanmar is extremely dangerous.Their is a high risk of epidemic due to unsanitary conditions caused by rotting carcasses and corpses in towns and villages and a lack of clean drinking water.

More than 1.5 million people have been “severely affected” by the Nargis tropical cyclone that hit Myanmar at the weekend, a UN official said on Thursday.

Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last Saturday, devastating large parts of the country. The death toll, which currently stands at over 100,000, is likely to rise further as rescue workers struggle to reach remote settlements, while the nationwide number of displaced people could reach millions.

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