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US Concerned About Aid Reaching Myanmar Victims

By: AP
By: AP


WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of U.S. foreign disaster
assistance says there is "massive concern" that U.S. aid for
Myanmar's cyclone victims will not get to the people who need it.
Ky Luu (Kee LOO) says the U.S. plans to track the supplies it
flew into the country Monday in a U.S. military C-130 cargo plane.
But he says that it is difficult to determine now what will happen
to the aid in the tightly controlled military-led country.
Myanmar's government has given permission for two more C-130
flights.
Luu says that is a good start. But he says the aid is only a
small fraction of what the U.S. and others are prepared to give.
Luu is urging Myanmar to allow disaster experts into the country
to make sure supplies get to victims.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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