Myanmar: Fresh visa headaches for aid workers

Published on 29 June 2009

Securing Myanmar visas for international aid workers is again proving problematic more than a year after Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 140,000 people and affected another 2.4 million. (..) But others are not so lucky, and donor programmes are beginning to be affected: On 29 June, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) temporarily suspended its helicopter air service to the cyclone-affected Ayeyarwady Delta after a pilot in Bangkok failed to get an entry visa after waiting more than three weeks.

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