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A deadly cyclone ravaged parts of Burma on May 2nd, 2008.  Thousands are dead, thousands more are missing, and those lucky enough to survive are without basic necessities such as food and shelter.  The SRF has set up a fund for direct relief to those affected by this devastation.  Please visit the "How to Help" section on this website and click the Cyclone Nargis link for donation information.

Below are links to a couple of stories relating to the devastation and destruction surrounding this tragic natural disaster.

Read the stories here:

Burmese storm toll 'tops 10,000'

Dead are thrown into rivers


Not satisfied with slugging it out with Myanmar's military government on celluloid in his latest "Rambo" film, Sylvester Stallone wants to go there and confront the junta face-to-face over human rights.


Read the full story here:  Sylvester Stallone challenges Myanmar junta (Reuters)


December, 2007 - GENOCIDE OF THE SHAN - CYH Magazine
CYH Magazine recently published a 4-page article of an interview with HRH Hso-Khan-Pha and Shan Relief Foundation representatives on the atrocities currently occuring in the Shan State.  Titled "Southeast Asia's Dirty Little Secret: Genocide Of The Shan", the full article is below.


Read the full story here:  Genocide of the Shan (CYH Magazine)


October 1st, 2007 - GROUPS STRUGGLE TO TALLY MYANMAR'S DEAD - Associated Press
One hundred shot dead outside a Myanmar school. Activists burned alive at government crematoriums. A Buddhist monk floating face down in a river.  After last week's brutal crackdown by the military, horror stories are filling Myanmar blogs and dissident sites. But the tight security of the repressive regime makes it impossible to verify just how many people are dead, detained or missing.


Read the full story here:  Myanmar Death Toll (Associated Press)  

September 28th, 2007 - VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR EXPOSED BY SATELLITE IMAGES - National Geographic News
Satellite images of eastern Myanmar (Burma) seem to corroborate reports of human-rights violations in the troubled Southeast Asian country, an international team of experts announced today.

Read the full story here:  Satellite Images of Burma (National Geographic News)


July 26th, 2007 - STATEMENT - John Berkow, MP

The people of Burma endure human rights abuses on an unimaginable scale.  Rape, torture and forced labour are facts of their lives.  So why does the world refuse to act?


Read his complete statement:  Statement of John Berkow

June 27th, 2007 - AARON COHEN: SEX SLAVES, DRUG TRADE and ROCK N' ROLL - LA Weekly

In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought he'd seen it all.  Then he went to Myanmar...

Read the story:  LA Weekly interview with Aaron Cohen

February 27th, 2007 - STATE-SANCTIONED MASS RAPE IN BURMA AND SUDAN - Maureen Aung-Thwin
In the 51st Session of Commission on the Status of Women (United Nations), Maureen Aung-Thwin made this statement on the State-sanctioned rape occuring in Burma.

Read her statement:  Statement of Maureen Aung-Thwin

November 10th, 2000 - BURMESE ARMY CONTINUE SLAUGHTER OF SHAN PEOPLE - Jubilee Campaign
Shan human rights workers have recently reported fresh atrocities by the Burmese Army against their people.  These are not isolated incidents but part of an ongoing campaign of genocide by the Burmese military against the Karen, Karenni and Shan ethnic minorities.

Read the press release:  Jubilee Campaign - Press Release

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