International relief[ edit ] On 6 Maythe Burmese government representation in New York City formally asked the United Nations for help, but in other ways it remained resistant to the most basic assistance. According to Thai Rath Newspaper of Thailand on 8 May in the afternoon Bangkok time of 7 Maythe Burmese junta permitted Italian flights containing relief supplies from the United Nations, and twenty-five tonnes of consumable goods, to land in Myanmar. However, many nations and organisations hoped to deliver assistance and relief to Myanmar without delay; most of their officials, supplies and stores were waiting in Thailand and at the Yangon airport, as the Burmese junta declined to issue visas for many of those individuals. These political tensions raised the concern that some food and medical supplies might become unusable, even before the Burmese junta officially accepted the international relief effort.
Early history[ edit ] Yangon Cyclone nargis in burma aid analysis founded as Dagon in the early 11th century c. The city was destroyed by a fire in Based on the design by army engineer Lt. Alexander Fraser, the British constructed a new city on a grid plan on delta land, bounded to the east by the Pazundaung Creek and to the south and west by the Yangon River.
By the s Yangon's increasing population and commerce gave birth to prosperous residential suburbs to the north of Royal Lake Kandawgyi and Inya Lake. Colonial Yangon, with its spacious parks and lakes and mix of modern buildings and traditional wooden architecture, was known as "the garden city of the East.
After World War IYangon became the epicentre of Burmese independence movement, with leftist Rangoon University students leading the way. Three nationwide strikes against the British Empire inand all began in Yangon. The city was retaken by the Allies in May Yangon became the capital of the Union of Burma on 4 January when the country regained independence from the British Empire.
Contemporary Yangon[ edit ] Soon after Burma's independence inmany colonial names of streets and parks were changed to more nationalistic Burmese names. Inthe current military junta changed the city's English name to "Yangon", along with many other changes in English transliteration of Burmese names.
The changes have not been accepted by many Burmese who consider the junta unfit to make such changes, nor by many publications and news bureaus, including, most notably, the BBC and foreign nations including the United Kingdom and United States.
Successive governments have built satellite towns such as ThaketaNorth Okkalapa and South Okkalapa in the s to HlaingthayaShwepyitha and South Dagon in the s. In the s, the current military government's more open market policies attracted domestic and foreign investment, bringing a modicum of modernity to the city's infrastructure.
Some inner city residents were forcibly relocated to new satellite towns. Many colonial-period buildings were demolished to make way for high-rise hotels, office buildings, and shopping malls,  leading the city government to place about notable colonial-period buildings under the Yangon City Heritage List in Yangon has become much more indigenous Burmese in its ethnic make-up since independence.
After independence, many South Asians and Anglo-Burmese left.
Many more South Asians were forced to leave during the s by Ne Win's xenophobic government. The Anglo-Burmese have effectively disappeared, having left the country or intermarried with other Burmese groups.
Yangon was the centre of major anti-government protests inand The People Power uprising resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of Burmese civilians, many in Yangoon where hundreds of thousands of people flooded into the streets of the then capital city.
The Saffron Revolution saw mass shootings and the use of crematoria in Yangoon by the Burmese government to erase evidence of their crimes against monks, unarmed protesters, journalists and students.
In MayCyclone Nargis hit Yangon. At any rate, Yangon remains the largest city, and the most important commercial centre of Myanmar. It is primarily due to the heavy rainfall received during the rainy season that Yangon falls under the tropical monsoon climate category.
Climate data for Yangon Kaba—Aye —, extremes — Month.Publications Through its advocacy and publications the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect seeks to serve as a catalyst for preventing and halting mass atrocity crimes.
As a result of such factors, storms even weaker than "Haiyan" could result in even extremer catastrophes. For example, tropical cyclone "Nargis" killed almost , people in Burma when it. Guidelines for the management of snake-bites David A Warrell WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication data Warrel, David A.
Guidelines. BBC Special Reports: Burma Cyclone, in-depth coverage, analysis and maps, plus audio and video. Clickable map of Burma after Cyclone Nargis.
Burmese anger. Anger at delays in aid reaching survivors. Images from Burma where some aid is beginning to arrive. Burma disaster. The purpose of this paper is to examine the aid delivered to Myanmar by various international government and civil society groups.
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