The current situation in cyclone-ravaged Burma, otherwise known as Myanmar, is especially grim. Some disaster experts expect the death toll to climb to over 100,000 people in the coming days and weeks. Moreover, if the aid situation on the ground doesn't improve soon, that mind-numbing figure could needlessly rise even further. "If the humanitarian aid does not get into the country on a larger scale, there's the risk of a second catastrophe," explains Elisabeth Byrs, the UN spokesperson for the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Should Canada, and the rest of the international community, intervene forcefully in Burma to...

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