Aid flows to China but less to Myanmar

Two major natural disasters this month have created demand for aid. So far the China earthquake is drawing more than the crisis in Myanmar

NEW YORK ( — Humanitarian relief charities, confronted with back-to-back natural disasters, are scrambling to raise money from Americans and corporations. Continue reading

Myanmar shuns aid from US warships

Myanmar shuns aid from US warships             


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar shunned a U.S. proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone victims on Wednesday, according to state-run media, dimming hopes that the vessels could provide a major boost to relief efforts.

The New Light of Myanmar, a mouthpiece for Myanmar’s ruling junta, said that such assistance “comes with strings attached,” citing fears that Washington wants to overthrow the country’s government and seize its oil. Continue reading