YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- More international aid is finally on the
way to victims of Myanmar's cyclone. Officials say foreign aid
workers have begun entering Myanmar's hard-hit delta area after
being blocked for more than three weeks by the country's military
The United Nations did stress that about 1.5 million people in
the Irrawaddy River delta are still in dire need and have not
Official government estimates put the death toll at about 78,000
with another 56,000 people missing.
The flow of aid to victims was allowed after a four-day visit by
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (bahn kee-moon).
Myanmar's leaders are leery of foreign aid workers and
international agencies because they fear an influx of outsiders
could undermine their control.