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.
When disasters destroy schools in Burma and elsewhere in the region, hundreds of thousands of children lose out, according to a new report by Save the Children.
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?
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; young children taking on the role of parents in a society torn to pieces by one of Asia’s worst recorded natural disasters. DVB explores the …
The UN says that one in four people in Burma live in low-quality housing, exposing them to greater threats during natural disasters.
More than 600,000 people in Burma need food assistance due to natural disasters, violence and conflict, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday.