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China sends humanitarian aid to Myanmar

Posted on Feb 20 2014 | IANS

Beijing, Feb 20 : The Red Cross Society of China has dispatched humanitarian aid to help 10,000 displaced families in Kachin state of Myanmar.

The shipment of aid, including rice, cooking oil, salt and quilts, Wednesday left from Kunming, capital of China's Yunnan province that borders Myanmar, Sun Shuopeng, an official of the Red Cross Society and in-charge of the aid project said Thursday.

The aid, which China offers in response to a request made by the Myanmar Red Cross Society, is expected to reach Kachin state over the weekend, reported Xinhua.

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