Aid for Cyclone Victims Must Go in Now! Security Council Must Act
On May 2nd Cyclone Nargis slammed into Burma and caused massive destruction. The death toll is still climbing and is most likely somewhere between 20 and 60,000. There are over one million people displaced. The situation is extremely dire with many people barely surviving, and still the Burmese military regime has done very little to help the people and is restricting most international aid from entering the country to help. There are aid teams waiting to go in with supplies but are being barred by the Burmese military regime.
The United Nations recognised in 2005 the concept of "responsibility to protect" civilians. When governments will not protect their people, the UN has the right to intervene. It is time to demand that the UN Security Council pass a resolution invoking its responsibility to protect to ensure that aid gets to the Burmese people, and fast.