UN Chief: Burma to Allow All Aid Workers
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UN Chief: Burma to Allow All Aid Workers


By JOHN HEILPRIN / AP WRITER / NAYPYIDAW Friday, May 23, 2008


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As Ban began his visit, foreign aid agencies stressed the need to quickly reach survivors suffering from disease, hunger and lack of shelter.

"In 30-plus years of humanitarian emergency work this is by far—by far—the largest case of emergency need we've ever seen," said Lionel Rosenblatt, president of US-based Refugees International.

Rangoon residents did not seem optimistic that Ban's visit would make a difference.

"Don't just talk, you must take action," said Eain Daw Bar Tha, abbot of a Buddhist monastery on Rangoon's outskirts. "The UN must directly help the people with helicopters to bring food, clothes and clean water to the really damaged places."



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