BURMA: Sign Petition, Let Aid into Myanmar! 

Help the Burmese People Receive Aid in Cyclone Aftermath

The crisis in Myanmar is growing, and we need your voice today to help get
international aid to the Burmese people. Please sign our petition today (http://go.care2.com/e/4vw5/UrYQ/XA2P), and then ask your friends to do the same (http://go.care2.com/e/4vw4/UrYQ/XA2P).

The United Nations has landed an aid plane in Myanmar, bringing food and equipment to some of the country’s population, but the military junta continues to resist offers of large-scale help by blocking most international aid.

Up to 100,000 people may have been killed in last weekend’s cyclone in Myanmar. At least 1.5 million people are homeless or “severely affected.” Yet the military junta ruling Myanmar is dragging its feet on allowing international aid and workers into the country to deliver desperately needed food and supplies to the suffering Burmese people. We can’t stand by and watch more people die because their government refuses to act. Urge the Embassies of Myanmar to do everything in their power to allow international aid to reach the Burmese people immediately.

Rebecca Young,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984. The above statement has only been forwarded by the AHRC.

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Document Type : Forwarded Article
Document ID : AHRC-FAT-003-2008
Countries : Burma (Myanmar),
Issues : Land rights, Poverty & adequate standard of living,