A Remittances Emergency

The AP reports on Burmese Americans who are desperately trying to participate in the relief effort.

The challenge of providing relief has been magnified by the sheer desperation of the situation in Myanmar and a ruling military regime that is hostile to U.S. citizens and supplies. The United Nations and other agencies have said they are trying to persuade the government to issue more visas to speed the aid to sites where it is most needed.

The article goes on to say that the best way for Americans to participate in the relief efforts is through “large international organizations with access to Myanmar, such as the International Red Cross, UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee and the International Medical Corps.”

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