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Obama/Relief efforts in Myanmar
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05/16/2008
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A Chat with Scott McGill of Save the Children in Myanmar

 


Senator Barack Obama is edging closer to winning the democratic nomination for President. But how will he fare in November’s general election? Ray talks with University Hartford political science professor Darryl McMiller.

Plus, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar is still recovering from a devastating cyclone that rocked that country’s Irrawaddy delta earlier this month. The United Nations believes the death toll could reach over 100,000.

Recovery and relief operations have been hampered by that country’s military government. Myanmar’s junta has denied some relief workers and experts access to the areas hardest hit by the cyclone, and there are widespread reports that the military has been hijacking food and water intended for the victims of Cyclone Nargis.

Save the Children's Scott McGillSave the Children's Scott McGillOne of the relief agencies that has been able to give aid to cyclone victims is Westport, Connecticut based Save the Children. Joining Ray by phone from Myanmar is Save the Children’s Scott McGill. He is the Asia Regional HIV/AIDS Adviser for Save the Children, and just moved to the Myanmar office this winter.


 
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