Monday, 19 May 2008

Burma's Monks

This story is actually already listed on the blog under the Buddhist Channel feed, but you might have missed it..............

Myanmar's Buddhist monks fill cyclone aid void

KUNTHECHAUNG, Myanmar -- With a loudhailer in one hand and a clipboard in the other, the bespectacled Buddhist monk calls out names from a long list of villages devastated by Cyclone Nargis.

With foreign agencies on a tight leash and only a trickle of relief coming in from the military government, the Buddhist monkhood has become a major conduit for help to the 2.5 million people left clinging to survival in the Irrawaddy delta.

You can download a very detailed report of the disaster HERE

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