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Minister Kohout approved humanitarian aid for Burma


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Kohout approved granting a humanitarian aid for Burma on May 25, 2010. An amount of 2,5 mil. CZK will be granted through non-governmental organization People In Need. The humanitarian aid is aimed on ensuring of primary healthcare and improving nutrition of people living at borders with Thailand.

Humanitarian situation in Burma is oppressive in the long term. It results both from natural disasters and from complicated political and security situation, in areas inhabited by ethnic minorities at borders of Burma with Thailand, Bangladesh and India in particular. The Czech Republic aims for a systematic help for Burma inhabitants, i.a. through Czech non-governmental organizations working in the area.