Posted by Damozel | Look at these faces. While the rest of the world wrings its hands and waits helplessly on the sidelines, Burma's government says it will accept aid, but that it doesn't want the help of foreigners in getting it to the people. (BBC News) The UN is pretty sure the government's own unaided efforts won't be enough.
The UN says that up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region on Saturday. Burmese state media say 22,980 people were killed, but there are fears the figure could rise to 100,000.
Hundreds of thousands of people have no food, water or shelter. Officials say people could die because no help is getting to them.