Burma’s government says past three years that the number of climate-induced disasters such as floods and cyclones has increased over the past three years.
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On 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through southern Burma, killing 140,000 people. Seven years after the worst natural disaster in Burma’s history, DVB Debate asks: ‘How would Burma manage another natural disaster?’
USAID and NASA announced on Monday that they will fund a five-year programme called SERVIR Mekong, an environmental and disaster prevention initiative in the lower Mekong region. The programme, which[…]
Meteorological expert used as a scapegoat by the government after Cyclone Nargis to set up warning centre in Irrawaddy division
As relief efforts continue in the quake-stricken Shan state in eastern Burma, some 700 fisherman remain missing off the southern Irrawaddy coastline, victims of a storm that struck in mid-March[…]
As media and relief efforts focus on the Shan quake, nearly 4,000 people are dead or missing in Burma’s south. Why has this been ignored?
Mass movement of mice away from waterways in central Burma sparks fears of a natural disaster and the spread of rodent-borne disease
Cyclone Nargis, which struck southern Burma in May 2008, left around 140,000 people dead and orphaned thousands of children. Many have since had to fend for themselves and their siblings;[…]
Nov 17, 2009 (DVB), More than fifty people are now feared dead after a passenger ferry in Burma's southern Irrawaddy division on Sunday collided with an oil barge. Local officials[…]
May 12, 2009 (DVB), Burma's government, widely condemned for its slow response to cyclone Nargis last year, has voiced confidence in its new disaster warning technology after receiving support from[…]
DVB’s journalists in Burma have been covering the cyclone disaster from the start and are capturing the events day by day. They are sending out pictures and video images under[…]
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May 7, 2008 (AFP)-Tens of thousands of shocked survivors of Burma’s cyclone are flocking to Labutta, trekking through floodwaters littered with bloated bodies, an AFP reporter said Wednesday. The town[…]
May 7, 2008 (DVB)-Residents of the former Burmese capital Rangoon said the government is selling food to victims of Cyclone Nargis, but the prices remain too expensive for destitute survivors[…]
May 3, 2008 (DVB) Rangoon was struck by cyclone Nargis early this morning, leaving many areas without electricity or communication links and traffic at a standstill. The cyclone, with wind[…]