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September 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A U.N. relief agency said Saturday that it will airlift 82 tons of emergency medical supplies to Burma, where hospitals are struggling to cope with the casualty toll from a military crackdown on the opposition. A spokesman for the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said $1 million worth of drugs and essential hospital equipment will be flown to Bangkok from Copenhagen on Tuesday for transshipment to Rangoon.
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September 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A U.N. relief agency said Saturday that it will airlift 82 tons of emergency medical supplies to Burma, where hospitals are struggling to cope with the casualty toll from a military crackdown on the opposition. A spokesman for the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said $1 million worth of drugs and essential hospital equipment will be flown to Bangkok from Copenhagen on Tuesday for transshipment to Rangoon.
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January 17, 1988 | DAVID STOREY, Reuters
In the still, cool mountains of Burma's northern Shan state, flashes of white in remote valleys reveal the presence of enough opium poppy to keep an army of heroin addicts high for life. The flowers are blooming in the rebel-controlled region, defended by a fearsome array of weaponry that its protectors say includes anti-aircraft missiles.
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