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Supporting Relief Efforts in Burma

Henrietta Fore, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Excerpts from remarks during visit to Southeast Asia
Burma and Thailand
May 12, 2008

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USAID Press Release about trip

Burma

"Dead animals and dead bodies, is that a major problem or small?"

"Then I think that we should think through what type of supplies you need and what your logistical capacity is and what we might do to help the most."

Thailand

"We didn't get any concrete commitments for new flights, but we do have the two that will be going in tomorrow, and we have presented a number of options for next steps."

"We are delivering assistance through those non-governmental organizations now as we speak and they have very good networks. But it is an enormous challenge."



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