U.S. loosens Myanmar aid restrictions

May 12, 2008

"'Assuming that the money reaches its destination, it might have an impact on the victims living in urban Yangon, as they have access to supplies and markets,' said David Blanc, U.S. program director for Action Against Hunger. 'But most of the victims are poor peasants living in the small villages of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, so they won't have access to remittances let alone access to supplies of marketed goods.'"