According to the ministry, the highest level of destruction was in Maungdaw, northwestern Arakan State.
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Displaced residents start to pack up to return home after they were evacuated due to Cyclone Mahasen.
Members of Arakan party told they cannot go on fact-finding mission in Myebon town where 10,000 homes were destroyed last year
After-effects of cyclone Giri continue in western Burma as statistics show that 50 percent of the affected area’s rice paddy is not harvestable
Estimate of the number made homeless by cyclone Giri also rises as UN issues warning about lack of shelter for victims
Request made by Arakan party to hold off voting in devastated areas is ignored by junta as figures reveal some 170,000 affected
Around 200 people in the cyclone-hit Arakan state have fallen ill as reports claim that aid to the worst-hit areas is slow to arrive
Around 70,000 remain homeless and 175,000 affected as Washington says it is not sure whether offers of aid have been accepted by junta
Around 30 dead or missing in Arakan state as locals complain that international and domestic relief supplies have been slow to arrive
Thousands left homeless in Arakan state with landfall winds thought to be stronger than cyclone Nargis in May 2008
Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone, broadcasted on Channel 4’s Dispatches documentary strand last year, receives prestigious One World Media Award
Two-year anniversary of Burma’s worst recorded natural disaster marked with calls by the UN for a massive increase in funding to victims
Southeast Asia bloc acknowledges that gaps still exist in Nargis aid delivery but will hand control of operations to the Burmese junta in July
Jan 22, 2010 (DVB), Human rights violations by the ruling junta in Burma have caused more damage than cyclone Nargis, which struck in 2008 and left 140,000 people dead, a[…]