UN ends its relief flights from Bangkok to Myanmar; Suu Kyi reportedly refuses to meet Gambari
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  • The last UN relief supply flight for Myanmar took off from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport on August 22. UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) operated more than 230 relief flights, carrying nearly 4,000 tonnes of relief supplies, including building material, medicine, mosquito nets and water purification equipment following Cyclone Nargis in May. The WFP also stated that international humanitarian organizations would continue to supply food, medical supplies and relief equipment to the affected Irrawaddy delta areas. Reports noted that nearly 28,000 tonnes of food had so far been delivered to more than 700,000 people in the region1.

    Reports also noted that Aung San Suu Kyi had refused to meet UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari because she was unhappy with the way his mission was being organized and carried out2.