Are More Radical Measures Necessary to Get Aid to Myanmar?

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In Myanmar, the UN suspended relief supplies today after military leaders seized shipments headed for cyclone survivors and turned away aid workers. Now the regime says one American flight will be allowed in, and the UN says it will resume efforts tomorrow. Amid the confusion, a massive humanitarian crisis is underway involving a million people. "You could make the argument that it is a crime against humanity," says Political Science Professor Thomas Weiss of the City University of New York, an architect of the doctrine known as "the responsibility to protect."

•International Medical Corps
•International Rescue Committee
•American Red Cross

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dead children


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dying elderly woman


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trapped dead man

 

Images of Myanmar victims courtesy of the Soros Foundation and a reporter from the Democratic Voice of Burma.
Credits

Guest:
Thomas Weiss - Professor of Political Science, City University of New York

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper