First UN Relief Flight Arrives In Myanmar

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Yangon, Myanmar (AP) A major international food airlift is finally making its way into myanmar following two days of delays by the country's isolationist government. One plane has landed and the U.N. says three more of its planes will arrive later today.

The planes had waited on the tarmac for the last two days to get the junta's clearance to bring in relief supplies to the devastated southeast asian country. It's feared the death toll from Saturday's storm will climb to as many as 100,000 people.

However, Myanmar isn't allowing U.S. planes to deliver relief goods for victims of last weekend's cyclone.

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