f programme, could not say where the landfall would be or when it would become a full-fledged cyclone. She told reporters that another cyclone was likely, saying: This is te
rrible. She said the information about the possible cyclone came from the Joint Typhoo
n Warning centre,part of the UNs World Meteorological Centre, who saidon its website that there was potenti
al for the development of a storm in the Irrawaddy delta. The circulation ce
ntre (of the storm) is currently transiting generally northwestward across the Yangon delta region of Mya
nmar (Burma), she said. This is always a worry when you have further
hazards affecting people, sheadded, explaining that it im
pacts peoples ability to survive and cope with what happened to them. They are already weak. This is a great problem and impacts on how we can help people, The May 2-3 cyclone that pulverised Burmas Irrawaddy delta left more t
han 60,000 people dead or missing. The news came hours after the first international aid official allowed into the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta by Burmas military leaders described towns rendered unrecognisable, survivors exposed to pouring rain and local humanitarian heroes saving lives. Soldiers have barred foreign aid workers from reaching cyclone survivors in the areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis, but gave access to an International Red Cross re
presentative who returned to Rangoon yesterday. In contrast, the ruling junta has been blasted by aid agencies for refusing to allow most foreign exper
ts into the delta and not responding adequately to what they say is a spiralling crisis. Some victims were reportedly getting spoiled or poor-quality food, rather than nutrition-rich biscuits sent by international donors, adding to suspicions that the junta may be misappropriating foreign aid following the May 3 storm that killed more than 34,000 people.
Two million people, mostly poor rice farmers, have been left homeless or are
in dire need following the storm, facing disease and starvation.