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eTN Inbox: Letter from Yangon

Following our first update on the 15th May on the Balloons over Bagan / Malikha Lodge cyclone relief fund, I would like to take this opportunity to update you.

Myanmar opens door for aid, but remains wary

BANGKOK, Thailand - A drumbeat of diplomatic pressure on the military rulers of Burma (Myanmar) has cracked open the door for more international aid to reach cyclone survivors after weeks of scattershot deliveries.

Tourists to Myanmar doing more good than bad, Lonely Planet founder...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler has defended his book's influence in the travel industry by claiming tourists going to Myanmar (formerly Burma) is "doing more good than bad."

eTN Inbox: Myanmar finally speaks

Some regions of Myanmar were struck by the severe Cyclone Nargis, which originated in the Bay of Bengal as a low pressure area.

UN foresees ‘second catastrophe’ for Myanmar

Unless more access to the country is granted to allow aid more quickly, a second catastrophe could result, Elizabeth Byrs of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in Geneva yesterday.