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More aircrafts laden with relief materials from the international community touched down at the Yangon International Airport Sunday for the delivery to the cyclone-devastated regions of Myanmar, state radio and television reported Sunday evening.


A worker prepares to load relief supplies from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for the cyclone-devastated regions of Myanmar at Ostend Airport May 11, 2008.

These aid supplies included that from the King of Thailand, International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), Greek, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Petronas of Malaysia and Pakistan.

The relief goods comprise bags of first aid kit, tent, medicine, water purifier, plastics and blanket.

International humanitarian aid has been pouring in Myanmar since Tuesday with aircrafts carrying various relief materials from different countries and organizations landing at the airport one after another for Myanmar's homeless cyclone survivors.

These international organizations and countries also include World Food Program, World Health Organization, Red Cross Society, Prince of Thailand, China, Singapore, Thailand, India, Russia, Italy, Bangladesh, Japan, Laos and Ukraine.

The items comprise mosquito net, power generator, dry potato and pork, instant noodle, high-energy biscuit, cloth, zinc sheet, hammer and nail, and candle.

These international aid goods, along with those donated by different walks of life in Yangon, have been transported by the Myanmar side to the disaster-hit Ayeyawaddy delta region as reported.

Meanwhile, the Myanmar government has agreed to an offer of the United States to send in humanitarian aid which is scheduled to arrive on Monday.

Myanmar said the best way to help Myanmar is to send in material rather than personnel, clarifying that the country is not yet ready to receive search and rescue teams as well as media personnel.

The deadly tropical cyclone Nargis, which occurred over the Bay of Bengal, severely hit last weekend five divisions and states of Myanmar -- Yangon, Bago, Ayeyawaddy, Kayin and Mon, causing the heaviest ever casualties and infrastructural damage.

According to an official updated death toll Sunday, a total of 28,485 people have lost their lives in the cyclone storm with altogether 33,416 people remained missing.

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