Sunday, May 18, 2008

U.N. envoy to plead with Burma over aid

RANGOON, Burma (AP) — A top U.N envoy headed for Burma, also known as Myanmar, on Sunday to plead with the junta to accept more international aid for its cyclone survivors, amid mounting fears of starvation deaths, especially among children.

John Holmes, undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, was scheduled to arrive late Sunday and hoped to meet with junta leaders, said Amanda Pitt, a United Nations spokeswoman in Bangkok, Thailand.

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