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Mitchell Pledges $3m Food Aid for Displaced

23 July 2012

New US Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell announced at the US Embassy in Rangoon on Friday that US $3 million in food aid would be provided for displaced people in Shan and Kachin states in northern Burma and delivered through the UN World Food Program. It was Mitchell’s first press briefing since he became Washington’s first ambassador to Burma in two decades earlier this month. The White House restored full diplomatic relations and eased sanctions in response to reforms initiated after the long-ruling military ceded power last year.— AP