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07 May 2008 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over the affected Kaw Hmu Township (MMR013028), south of the capital Yangon, Myanmar on 7 May 2008. Standing flood waters were detected with DMC satellite imagery acquired on 7 May 2008 at a spatial resolution of 32m. Villages and built-up settlement areas within the flood zone were identified and tabulated for the township of Kaw Hmu. This flood detection and affected village assessment is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. A3: 1: 100,000; Projection; UTM Zone 46 North; Datum: WGS 1984


07 May 2008 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over the affected Kyun Gyan Gon Township (MMR013029), south of the capital Yangon, Myanmar on 7 May 2008. Standing flood waters were detected with DMC satellite imagery acquired on 7 May 2008 at a spatial resolution of 32m. Villages and built-up settlement areas within the flood zone were identified and tabulated for the township of Kaw Hmu.

07 May 2008 description

Vienna, 7 May 2008 - "The pictures and news reaching us from Burma/Myanmar are appalling. Cyclone Nargis has caused thousands of deaths and enormous devastation. Mere survival has become the vital target for many children, women and men," stated Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik today on the margins of the Ministerial Council meeting.

"Austria will demonstrate its solidarity and provide swift support for the people affected in Burma/Myanmar.

07 May 2008 description

Au moins 22.500 morts et 41.000 disparus, des milliers d'enfants en danger !

Paris, le 7 mai 2008 - Le cyclone Nargis qui a frappé la Birmanie samedi a dévasté la région de Rangoun et le delta de la province de l'Irrawaddy au sud ouest du pays.

07 May 2008 description

Japanese emergency supplies Wednesday (May 7) were flown to Myanmar to help the survivors of Cyclone Nargis which slammed into the country Saturday killing at least 22,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands missing or homeless.

The Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) system flew two planeloads of tents and generators from a permanent depot in Singapore into the city of Yangon for distribution in the worst hit disaster areas.

According to government officials many of the deaths occurred when a huge tidal surge at least 12 feet high followed in the wake of the actual cyclone and engulfed …

07 May 2008 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is very concerned about the continuing tragedy in Myanmar, where the Government has confirmed that over 22,000 people have died and more than 41,000 people are missing following Cyclone Nargis on 2-3 May.

07 May 2008 description

* Nearly 22,500 killed, 41,000 missing

* Military helicopters drop food and water to villagers

* Entire towns virtually destroyed

* West urges junta to relax controls to allow aid (Recasts with details)

By Aung Hla Tun

YANGON, May 7 (Reuters) - Military helicopters dropped food and drinking water to the cyclone-stricken people of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, where entire villages have been virtually washed away, officials said on Wednesday.

The military government said nearly 22,500 people were killed and 41,000 missing in the most devastating cyclone in Asia since 1991 …

07 May 2008 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $1 million of the initial $3.25 million in emergency assistance for Burma through the American Red Cross.

07 May 2008 description

About 30 international offers of assistance had already been received by the United Nations in response to the destruction caused by Cyclone Nargis, which had struck Myanmar, killing thousands of people, John Holmes, Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told correspondents in New York today.

At a Headquarters press conference to provide an update on United Nations efforts to assist victims of the cyclone, Mr.

07 May 2008 description
report Czech News Agency

Prague- The Czech Foreign Ministry has earmarked another 2.5 million crowns in support of Burma, devastated by a cyclone, thus raising the overall sum of its humanitarian aid to 5 million crowns, the ministry told CTK today.

The disaster in Burma claimed the lives of 22,500 and left about a million people homeless.

Aid to Burma will also be provided by Czech humanitarian organisations such as Charita Czech Republic or People in Need.

The ministry said that only a very limited number of NGOs and humanitarian organisations can operate in Burma due to the local political …

07 May 2008 description

'Food first, then shelter, following international NGO quality standards,' says agency.

BANGKOK/WASHINGTON -- With death tolls in Myanmar (Burma) predicted to reach as high as 80,000 following Saturday's devastating Cyclone Nargis, according to Associated Press reports, global humanitarian agency Church World Service announced this morning that its first fundraising appeal of Monday (May 5) surpassed its initial goal of $50,000 in less than a day and the appeal is now expanded to address the enormous scope of immediate aid needed for survivors.

07 May 2008 description

La première représentante de la Direction du développement et de la coopération (DDC) du DFAE est arrivée au Myanmar aujourd'hui. Elle s'attache, en collaboration avec des partenaires sur place, à évaluer la situation et à préparer les interventions de secours.

Le 2 mai 2008, le cyclone Nargis et le raz-de-marée subséquent ont dévasté les zones côtières du sud du Myanmar, également frappé par des pluies diluviennes. Selon les données officielles, la catastrophe a fait 22 500 morts à ce jour et causé la disparition de 41 000 personnes.

07 May 2008 description

Montreal, QC (May 7, 2008) - Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) is preparing to send emergency relief to Myanmar in the form of essential medicines.

Cyclone Nargis, that hit the country on Friday, May 2, has left more than 22,000 people dead and some 2 million homeless. Thousands of people have not yet been reached with humanitarian assistance.

Richard Horsey, Bangkok-based spokesman for the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Aid, told CBC News that health concerns are growing in the aftermath of the disaster.

07 May 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland-As the death toll soars, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing its response in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, a Category 4 tropical storm that struck Myanmar on May 3, killing more than 22,000 people, leaving at least 41,000 unaccounted for, and displacing more than one million people to date. In response to the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, the ADRA Myanmar office in Yangon is preparing to meet the needs of families who survived the cyclone and subsequent flooding in targeted areas in hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta in the south.

07 May 2008 description

The Federal Foreign Office is doubling its immediate humanitarian relief for the people in Myanmar to one million euro. The funds are available immediately for use primarily for ensuring drinking water supplies and providing emergency shelters, foodstuffs and medical care.

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (7 May) issued the following statement in Berlin on the situation in Myanmar:

"The Federal Government is growing extremely concerned as the increasing extent of the disaster in Myanmar becomes known.

07 May 2008 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Tropical cyclone Nargis hit South-western of Myanmar, caused serious casualties and tens of thousand people being relocated. In response to the emergency needs, the Hong Kong Red Cross has remitted HKD500,000 to support the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) in implementing relief operation in Myanmar.