Thursday, May 15, 2008

UN envoy to visit Burma

The top United Nations aid official will visit Burma soon to see if he can pressure the ruling generals to speed up the relief effort for survivors of Cyclone Nargis.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes was assigned by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to monitor the relief effort.

"He is planning to visit the region, sometime in the next couple of days," said Amanda Pitt, Regional Public Information and Advocacy Officer for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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