US sets condition for aid: unhindered access
Scot Marciel, the Myanmar that the United States is prepared to offer significant aid for cyclone survivors if the junta allows foreign experts to assess the affected areas., has told an international donors conference in
He told the conference the U.S. has already provided more than $20.5 million in aid.
Cyclone Nargis struck three weeks ago. Myanmar’s ruling generals told the United Nations on Friday they were now willing to allow all foreign aid workers into the devastated Irrawaddy delta to assess the damage.
- U.N., Myanmar put positive spin on cyclone aid Reuters,
- Donors pledge cyclone aid at Myanmar conference AP,
Off the Wires
- Can a cyclone open the iron fist of Myanmar’s generals? at The Los Angeles Times, May 23
- Will Burma keep its word on aid? at BBC, May 23
- U.N. Chief Says Junta to Admit Aid Workers at The New York Times, May 23
- UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma at BBC, May 22
- In U.S., a Multitude of Forces Drains the Spirit of Giving at The Washington Post, May 23
- Burma (Myanmar) dodges a bullet The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News, May 21