India sends more relief to Myanmar

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New Delhi, May 10: India dispatched its second transport plane IL-76 with necessary relief material to Myanmar today for people affected by Cyclone Nargis. The Government has already sent relief material to Myanmar on three Air Force planes and two Naval ships. Myanmar has also expressed its gratitude to India for prompt and generous humanitarian assistance.

Meanwhile Myanmar has said in a statement that it is not ready to receive search and rescue team or media from foreign countries. The statement said that Myanmar would only accept donations of cash or emergency aid, saying that the country needed medical supplies, food, clothing, generators and shelters. The United States has said that it is ready to work with countries like India and China to provided material assistance if Yangon does not allow direct entry to its military for relief operations. Britain has announced an initial contribution of five million pounds to help Myanmar in its relief efforts.


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