UK Bolsters Myanmar Post-storm Relief Operations

    The U.K. is set to provide emergency food, water, health care and sanitation supplies to the more than 100,000 people affected by Cyclone Giri, which hit Myanmar in October.

    The assistance will be coursed through independent humanitarian organizations involved in the typhoon relief operations, according to a news release from the U.K. Department for International Development. No aid will be channeled through Myanmar’s government, the news release stressed.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.