US Gives Myanmar US$50m Humanitarian Aid

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that they will provide more than $50 million in critical humanitarian assistance to the people of Burma.

The aid for Myanmar was provided as COVID-19 infections continue to rise while people flee the ongoing violence and repression caused by the coup earlier this year.

The aid will also allow the US’s humanitarian partners to help more than 700,000 Burmese citizens and support health workers in delivering vaccines and necessary aid to those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Aside from aid for Myanmar, the US will also provide $5 million in COVID-19 Assistance for Thailand where the pandemic is also affecting thousands of people.

“This funding comes at a critical point of rising humanitarian needs and will help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the lives of the people of both Thailand and Burma,” said US State Department spokesman Ned Price.

In Myanmar last month, there was an average of 3,824 cases per day while in Thailand, more than 20,400 cases were reported daily.

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