We set out to Burma amidst disturbing reports of increasing humanitarian need. In a country that spends less on health care and education for its people than almost any other country in the world, this cannot come as a surprise. But the increasing economic mismanagement inside the country is also producing great hunger and need. One study we read claims that over 70% of a family's income goes just towards feeding itself.
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