Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Burma needs help and action

The Disasters Emergency Committee deserves as much, if not more, support for their appeal over the Burma cyclone as was given during the tsunami a few years ago, so long as they can ensure that the money is not going to the evil regime. But Bernard Kouchner, the French foreign minister, was surely also right to question why the United Nations could not do more under its 'responsibility to protect' to intervene when the military junta in the country has so patently been unable to face up to its governmental responsibilities. At least, the regime is finally accepting that the UN can do more, but it must provide that access without restriction.

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