Above Bottom: "Myanmar children look on from a Cyclone Nargis damaged home Thursday, April 30, 2009, in Twantay, Myanmar. Many Myanmar residents are still struggling to meet basic daily needs a year after Cyclone Nargis struck the area. Twantay is about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Yangon." (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
The article states that, in the weeks following the disaster, Myanmar's military regime denied aid agencies access to the area. However, the junta, under global condemnation and pressure from the UN, finally did begin allowing aid in.
I remember when this cyclone hit, and how I heard that Samaritan's Purse (a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization headed up by Franklin Graham) was able to be in Myanmar just two days after the disaster. An article on the one year anniversary of Cyclone Nargis that appears on the Samaritan's Purse website states:
"'Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?'
The expert in the law replied, 'The one who had mercy on him.'
Jesus told him, 'Go and do likewise.'" Luke 10:36-37
"For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake." 2 Corinthians 4:5