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Burma's emergency telecoms delay

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, May 11, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Foreign aid workers dedicated to delivering emergency telecoms in disaster areas have been prevented from going into cyclone-hit Burma.

    Like many charity groups, the Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) organisation has so far been denied entry visas by the military-run government.

    A TSF team has been waiting in Bangkok, Thailand, with its equipment all week.

    "We're stuck for the moment; so much time has been wasted," TSF spokesman Oisin Walton told BBC News.

    If visas are eventually granted, the team will go in to set up phone and other network links.

    These will be used by many aid groups to co-ordinate the huge relief effort that is needed.

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