Aid, And Perhaps More, Spreading In Myanmar

Published on 14 July 2009

The paint is drying on a sturdy-looking health clinic here, a new primary school is already overflowing with students, and farmers say they are expecting a normal harvest after being given rice seed, plowing equipment and loans. (..) Chris Kaye, the director of the United Nations World Food Program office in Myanmar, which has delivered thousands of tons of food aid in the delta, says the emergence of organizations like Mingalar has been a “very good thing” for the country. “They’ve emerged as a visible force and very reliable partners,” Mr. Kaye said. “We are very supportive.”

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