Burma – UN halts Burma aid in seizure row

Gee, this is unbelievable….

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | UN halts Burma aid in seizure row

Hundreds of thousands of people have no food, water or shelter. International aid agencies on the ground say seven tonnes of high-energy biscuits have been distributed in the delta region, but they have reached only 10% of those that need help.

Despite this, Burma’s foreign ministry issued a statement on Friday saying it was not ready to allow foreign aid workers to enter the country.

The junta said it was happy to accept aid, but insisted it would control the distribution itself.

‘Murdering own people’

WFP spokesman Paul Risley said two flights of “critically-needed food aid” – including 38 tonnes of high-energy biscuits – arrived in Burma on Friday but was confiscated.


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