Chinese aid arrive in northern Myanmar

Updated: 2014-02-22 21:03


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YINGJIANG, Yunnan -- Humanitarian aid from the Red Cross Society of China worth 5 million yuan ($820,000) arrived in Kachin, northern Myanmar, on Friday.

The shipment, including rice, cooking oil, salt and quilts, left Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, which borders Myanmar, on Wednesday afternoon and will be distributed to 10,000 displaced families.

Sun Shuopeng, in charge of the project for the Red Cross Society of China, said this was the first time the organization had given aid to neighboring countries embroiled in conflict.

Labang Dwibisa, an official in Kachin State, thanked the Red Cross on Friday and hoped for further cooperation in humanitarian work.