US formally designates Myanmar military takeover as coup, triggering review of foreign assistance

Following the military takeover in Myanmar, the US Department of State formally designated the event a coup d'état, triggering legal restrictions on the use of US foreign assistance.

State Department officials have started a review of all assistance to Myanmar to assess which funding, such as humanitarian assistance and support for democracy, is going directly to people in need versus going directly to the government.  

By law, assistance to the government will be suspended but other assistance will be allowed to continue. A State Department official also indicated that it would undertake "a broader review of our assistance programs to ensure they align with recent events."

News article - Devex