Pondering the Right to Protect at the UN

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The death toll from Cyclone Nargis is still rising. Today Myanmar, formerly Burma, agreed to open its doors to medical teams from ten neighboring countries. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help distribute foreign aid, but the United Nations staff is still barred from the Irawaddy Delta, where it says conditions are "terrible."  Elisabeth Byrs speaks for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva.

Credits

Guest:
Elisabeth Byrs - Spokeswoman, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Sonya Geis