UN Resumes Food Aid to Burma

Agency bristles at junta's intervention
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 10:59 AM CDT
Homeless people whose homes were destroyed in last weekend's devastating cyclone take shelter at a monastery in Kaw Hmu village.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The UN World Food Program reversed its decision to cut off food shipments to cyclone-stricken Burma, Reuters reports. The WFP had stopped the flow of aid this morning after the junta confiscated a two-plane food shipment. Nonetheless, "discussions continue with the government of Myanmar on the distribution of the food that was flown in today and not released to WFP," said WFP’s communications director.