The scale of this disaster is astonishing. Latest reports indicate at least 22,000 dead and 40,000 or more still missing.
But this headline is odd. In almost any society, won’t “women and children” make up more than 50% of the population? [Female Adults] + [Female Kids] + [Male Kids] > [Male Adults], no?
No wonder women and children were hardest hit.
Meanwhile, AFP reports that
Myanmar’s reclusive military rulers insisted foreign aid experts would still have to negotiate with the government to be allowed into the isolated nation.