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- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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Posted: July 6, 2011 By: Holly Drake
NEW DELHI, India – It wasn’t the first time Hlawin had known fear in her life.
The young mother had once fled Burma seeking safety from the Burmese army that threatened harm against her community because they were of an ethnic minority.
But this was a different kind of fear—this time she feared for the wellbeing of her child. One-year-old Nehemiah was sick.
MYANMAR (formerly Burma) - For many residents of Western Myanmar, the decision was clear: let the children eat first.
Ripe harvests had been devoured by plagues of rats, causing a famine known as Mautam that occurs about every 50 years.
"When the rats suddenly flooded our land, we had to fight for our survival," said one villager. "We had to scavenge for any food we could find.
By: Holly Drake
MAE U SU CAVE, Thailand - When 16-year-old Wenchu arrived at school one early June morning, he had no idea he'd be fleeing for his life.
He and other school children were going about their day in rural Burma when they learned of attacks by the Burma Army on their Karen villages that line the country's western border.
The river separating Burma from Thailand proved to be the best chance of survival these children had.
By: Staci Dennis
July 2, 2008, MYANMAR - Just as a whole village settled in for the night, the sounds of crashing waves and trees snapping in half jolted everyone awake.
In early May, Cyclone Nargis made landfall and changed the face of a nation in a matter of hours.
By: Staci Dennis
MYANMAR - Operation Blessing has teamed up with local residents, aid workers and medical staff to help get food, water and aid to the survivors of Cyclone Nargis.
'Two major projects are underway, which will save thousands of lives as well as prevent much disease and suffering,' said Operation Blessing President Bill Horan.
The first project is aimed at providing electricity for existing water wells.
By: Sarah Pate
MYANMAR (formerly Burma) - Operation Blessing's disaster relief specialist is on the ground in Myanmar, traveling by car and boat to reach the badly-hit delta region and strategize disaster relief efforts for thousands of survivors.
'We are told that there are camps of people forming in some towns, desperate for relief. The U.N.
By: Staci Dennis
MYANMAR (formerly Burma) - An Operation Blessing disaster relief specialist has gained access into Myanmar and is working with a local translator to assess damage and bring in water purification systems, medical and disaster relief supplies.
After waiting all week, a visa was finally secured yesterday and made possible the trip into capital city Yangon today.
Since in-country, OB's specialist has already contacted a local orphanage that had its roof destroyed.
Posted: May 8 , 2008
MYANMAR (formerly Burma) - The country's military officials report the recent cyclone has claimed the lives of more than 22,500 people; however, other officials say the number of dead could top 100,000.
With limited international aid being allowed into the country, relief groups fear the death toll could increase significantly due to a lack of food, water and medical care.
'It has been a long and frustrating wait since I first received the news about the devastating cyclone that hit Myanmar,' said Kumar Periasamy, OBI's international director …
By: Staci Dennis
MYANMAR (formerly Burma) - Government officials report the death toll from Saturday's cyclone Nargis has climbed from 4,000 as of yesterday to nearly 22,500 today.
Still, 41,000 people remain missing and between 2 and 3 million people are now homeless.
Cyclone Nargis dumped 20 inches of rain and battered the delta region with 150 mph winds leaving uprooted trees, downed power lines and extensive flooding in its wake.
In response, Operation Blessing has teamed up with German-based medical nonprofit organization, Humedica, in a medical outreach to help …
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, May 6, 2008 -- Operation Blessing International (OBI) has teamed up with German-based medical nonprofit organization Humedica in a medical outreach to help cyclone victims in Myanmar. A team of Humedica doctors arrived in Bangkok last night and is waiting approval of visas from the Myanmar embassy there. Once visas are approved the team will fly into Myanmar to assist cyclone victims in the YMCA clinic located in Yangon.