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Mixed-Up Priorities

May 22, 2008   12:08 pm

But, it’s the UN, so what do we expect? Via Signal 94, we learn of the UN Population Fund’s response to the cyclone in Myanmar.

So far, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said it had sent 72,800 condoms to survivors struggling to maintain their family planning after the storm hit in early May.

Struggling to maintain their family planning? If they’re needing these types of donations, I think they’re past the struggling phase.

“Not every single woman is using contraceptives in Myanmar. We’re basing this on regular habits,” [UNFPA aid advisor Chaiyos Kunanusont] said.

Couldn’t the same be said about pretty much any geographic area larger than a single house?

Of course, which is worse - the fact that the UN is sending them, or the fact that the rulers of Myanmar have allowed that aid to come in, but not the other aid. You know, food, water, that kind of stuff. Sig94 summed it up perfectly.

Are we surprised that these lunkheads in the UN equate access to condoms on the same level as access to food, water and shelter?