Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Burma aid feared too late

NEW YORK — U.N. humanitarian officials yesterday warned they might already be too late to prevent a "second wave" of deaths in cyclone-ravaged Burma from malaria, diarrhea and other diseases that will ravage a population weakened by exposure and hunger.

Burma's military government has begun to issue a small number of visas to foreign relief workers, but U.N. officials say they need much more to immediately deploy logistical and aid specialists as well as emergency supplies to fend off a looming crisis.


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