Burma: Japan’s new administration should stress the importance of aid transparency

In a review of the new Japanese government’s policies in Burma, Human Rights Watch has called for increased humanitarian aid from the country ‘to meet the acute needs of the Burmese people’.

Significantly, they have requested that ‘donors should stress the importance of transparency and accountability in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including taking approaches that strengthen civil society rather than the existing corrupt power structures, and that respond to the views and needs of ordinary people’.

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