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?’
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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 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;[…]
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[…]
Three years on from devastating cyclone, aid workers say Burmese government has softened its approach to victims of natural disasters
Two-year anniversary of Burma’s worst recorded natural disaster marked with calls by the UN for a massive increase in funding to victims