A new nonprofit led by a group of Japanese cross-party lawmakers and other officials aims to raise money to directly help those suffering in Myanmar while pushing for a return to democracy following a coup of State of February 2021 which put the nation in the grip of a military dictatorship.
The Myanmar International Assistance Organization plans to work with local NGOs who have better access to deliver supplies such as food and medicine. The group also intends to work across borders with the Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association, the Thai-Japan Education Development Foundation and other entities.
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