As Myanmar battles Covid-19 surge, calls for urgent aid that is not co-opted by junta

The international community, in particular the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, should move quickly to secure humanitarian access to Myanmar to deal with its Covid-19 upsurge, panellists in a webinar organised by the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights Group (APHR) said on Thursday.But in undertaking this outreach, governments should insist that independent aid workers deliver the aid directly on the ground and prevent the ruling junta from co-opting the aid effort, they added…

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