Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Myanmar opens door to help from Asian neighbors

File under: Its about fucking time.

Jesus H Christ in a rowboat, you'd think the moron in the White House was in charge of relief efforts.
Myanmar's junta, facing global outrage for spurning international assistance, appeared to relent Monday, saying it would allow its Asian neighbors to oversee the distribution of foreign relief to cyclone survivors.

It also approved a visit by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and prepared to host a meeting of aid donors, while claiming that losses from the May 2-3 disaster exceeded $10 billion.

A three-day official period of mourning was to begin Tuesday for the dead, which numbered more than 78,000, according to official figures. Another 56,000 people are missing.

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