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U.N. Resumes Aid to Myanmar Despite Junta Actions

The U.N. World Food Program said Friday it would continue to send aid to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, despite the military government seizing the supplies at the airport in order to distribute the shipments on its own.

U.N. officials on Wednesday urged the Myanmar government to allow aid workers to distribute relief goods throughout the country, following a cyclone that could result in the deaths of 100,000 people as conditions worsen, a U.S. diplomat said.

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