U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos speaks to journalists during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The head of humanitarian aff

 

              U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos speaks to journalists during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The head of humanitarian aff
U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos speaks to journalists during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The head of humanitarian affairs for the U.N. described conditions as dire in some camps housing refugees from communal violence in western Myanmar. Amos also called on the government to allow the U.N. to travel to areas in northern Myanmar controlled by ethnic Kachin insurgents who are fighting against the army, in order to provide assistance to civilians affected by the strife. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)