From the Archive

"Charity Begins At Home - My Home!"

By Harn Lay 6 May 2014

On Friday, 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis made landfall in The Irrawaddy Delta, killing at least 138,000 people. When humanitarian aid was finally allowed into Burma to hep survivors of the cyclone, the junta stole aid packages, distributed them primarily to friends and family, and stole them at marketplaces. On the sixth anniversary of Burma’s worst-ever natural disaster, The Irrawaddy is republishing a cartoon from 2008 that portrays the  reaction of the Burmese junta toward its people in the wake of the storm.