Monday, May 19, 2008

And let us not forget Burma

Burma neighbors in cyclone talks

Foreign ministers meeting in Singapore hope Burma's military junta - which has so far blocked most of the foreign aid - might accept the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) help.

Glimmer of hope for Burma's dying children as UK minister signals breakthrough on aid

A senior British minister said a breakthrough was within reach yesterday in the standoff between the international community and the Burmese regime over allowing foreign aid for cyclone survivors into the country.

Diplomats Tour Myanmar (audio)

U.S. Charge D'Affair Shari Villarosa was part of a group of diplomats given a tour Saturday of the cyclone-struck areas of Myanmar by the country's military government. Villarosa tells Liane Hansen she is concerned that there are hundreds of thousands of people who haven't received assistance. She hopes officials there will open up and welcome international assistance.

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