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TSUNAMI IMPACT ON BURMA
28 January update

 
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In December of 2004, an undersea earthquake near Indonesia triggered a tsunami that caused widespread destruction in Indonesia, Thailand, India and, most likely, Burma. Because of Burma’s secretive military regime, it has been had to assess the full extent of the tsunami’s damage to Burma.

The briefer examines the probable damage caused by the tsunami to Burma, the SPDC’s reporting and response to the event, as well as the impact of the tsunami on migrant workers from Burma working in Thailand and the Thai government’s treatment of the migrant workers.

Note: This briefing note is an update of a previous Altsean-Burma paper entitled “Tsunami Impact on Burma – Update as of 4 January 2005”. It covers tsunami-related developments affecting the Burmese population inside Burma and in Thailand from 4 to 28 January 2005.