UN Secretary General releases new statement as UN aid starts to reach Myanmar
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon released a statement regarding the delivery of aid to Myanmar:
Government officials in Myanmar have said that 22,464 people have been confirmed dead from Cyclone Nargis.
Only once rescue workers reached the hardest hit areas of the storm did they begin to realize the extent of damage that had occurred. At least 10,000 people died in one town alone, Bogalay in the Pyapon District of the country.
The United Nations has reported that one million people are homeless, or in need of help in some other way.
- Ban Ki-moon. "SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES MYANMAR GOVERNMENT TO EASE ARRIVAL OF AID WORKERS" — , May 8, 2008
- "UN aid flights to Burma under way" — , May 8, 2008
- "Myanmar state radio says cyclone death toll soars above 22,000" — , May 6, 2008
- "Cyclone in Myanmar kills at least 15,000" — , May 5, 2008
- Aung Hla Tun. "Myanmar says cyclone death toll 15,000 and set to rise" — , May 5, 2008