Aid Efforts Stymied by China, Myanmar Tragedies Two catastrophes have struck this month — the cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake in China. As the death tolls in these two countries mount, so does the need for aid. But Myanmar has been reluctant to let relief workers into the country, and China says it will accept foreign aid on its own timetable. But how do people give if they want to help the victims?
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Aid Efforts Stymied by China, Myanmar Tragedies

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Aid Efforts Stymied by China, Myanmar Tragedies

Aid Efforts Stymied by China, Myanmar Tragedies

Aid Efforts Stymied by China, Myanmar Tragedies

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Two catastrophes have struck this month — the cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake in China. As the death tolls in these two countries mount, so does the need for aid.

But Myanmar has been reluctant to let relief workers into the country, and China says it will accept foreign aid on its own timetable. So where does all that leave charitable contributions?

How do people give if they want to help victims of the disasters, and where will their contributions do the most good?