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Appeal Target: US$ 9,180,367
Balance Requested: US$ 4,096,643
Geneva, 21 December 2009
On 2 - 3 May 2008 a massive cyclone (Nargis) hit Myanmar (Burma) affecting the lives of approximately 24 million people in 115 townships, according to United Nations (UN) estimates and collective assessments by the international communities. Winds of 200km per hour swept through the Irrawaddy Delta and the former capital of Yangon leaving devastation in its wake.
By Stefan Håkansson
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The next time a cyclone hits Myanmar (Burma), the population in 50 villages will know what to do. These people have attended an ACT International "cyclone school", a disaster management programme put in place in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis last year.
A drill in emergency preparedness brought an entire Myanmar village together, the first such drill in a country still recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Nargis last year.
It earned Thae Kone village in Yangon district a story in the country's leading English newspaper, The Myanmar Times.
The drill was organised as part of the ACT International Cyclone Nargis rehabilitation programme.
Appeal Target: US$ 9,178,537
On May 2, 2008, a massive cyclone hit Myanmar (Burma). Cyclone Nargis, with wind speeds of 190 km/hr, heavy rain and its associated sea surge, devastated major parts of Myanmar (Burma) causing extensive damage in the country's largest city of Yangon (Rangoon) and throughout the Irrawaddy Delta.
YANGON, MYANMAR (BURMA), August 21, 2008 - Ma Yi* was one of the fortunate ones: all that she lost was her house, and everything in it. Many other survivors of Cyclone Nargis, which hammered Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta region in early May, suffered losses that can never be replaced -- brothers and sisters, parents and children.
Relief assistance to Myanmar's cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta region continues to reach an increasing number of people. The needs for food and shelter are being partially met in many areas, but with significant shortfalls and gaps being reported. People, who were displaced by the cyclone, continue to return to their home towns and villages.
While some assistance is getting through, survivors of Cyclone Nargis still await essential relief in the hardest hit areas of the Irrawaddy Delta region.
YANGON, June 4, 2008 - "I felt that I had to help," says one of ten dedicated young Burmese volunteers. These young people are supporting the survivors of Cyclone Nargis in the severely devastated Irrawaddy Delta region and their task is increasingly demanding.
On the heels of having just returned from their second trip to the Delta in southern Myanmar (Burma), the volunteers unload three barrels of diesel into a compound of one of the local organisations supported by members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International.
One of …
BANGKOK, May 28, 2008 -- 'Aid is going out everyday, and local organisations are reaching thousands of people,' says an ACT member representative.
Through already established networks of community-based organisations, members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, have assisted more than 100,000 people since the days immediately following the Myanmar (Burma) cyclone.
The representative explained that ACT member-supported local organisations are mobilising hundreds of volunteers and are procuring relief goods locally in Yangon and in the Delta …
GENEVA/BANGKOK, May 23, 2008 -- Myo Lin* clung onto a tree in the dark for eight hours as Cyclone Nargis raged through Myanmar (Burma). When dawn broke only his son was still alive - his wife and nine-year-old daughter had been swept away.
'When the huge wave of water came our house collapsed and we were flung into the water,' he said. 'We all grabbed the tree and for hours I held onto it, but it was so dark and the wind was so loud that I could not see or hear anyone else.'
'I don't know what happened to my wife and daughter.
BANGKOK/GENEVA, May 16, 2008 -- Responding to the increasingly critical need for humanitarian relief in Myanmar (Burma), ACT International launched a preliminary appeal today for US $5,156,215 to provide emergency assistance for up to 1.3 million cyclone-affected people.
Despite humanitarian access and logistical challenges, members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, have already mobilised resources through local organisations providing clean water, emergency food and non-food items to more than 100,000 people.
'ACT members have a long …
GENEVA, May 9, 2008-- In the aftermath of the worst Asian cyclone since 1991, members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, are mobilising support to assist affected populations in Myanmar.
ACT International has established a rapid support team in Yangon and Bangkok. The team is assisting with coordination and communication for ACT members and supported local organisations, which are meeting daily in the region.
Cyclone Nargis, the worst Asian cyclone since 1991, hit Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3, 2008, triggering a storm surge and flooding in the five worst hit states, where more than half of Myanmar's 53 million people live.
In the low-lying Irawaddy delta, around 5,000 square kilometers are under water. The Myanmar government has reported that nearly 22,500 people are dead and close to 41,000 missing.
Geneva, June 23, 2005 - First, the tremors came-in some places so slight that people hardly took notice. Then the ocean pulled back in Indonesia, in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and India. Some people say it was as though, for a moment, time stood still. Then, with unimaginable force, the waves slammed into the coastline, roaring inland for kilometers.
Appeal - Asia Earthquake & Tsunamis - ASRE51
Total Appeal Target: US$ 41,798,901
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 26,113,709
Geneva, 7 January 2005
A 9-magnitude undersea earthquake off the west coast of the northern Indonesian island of Sumatra set off massive tidal waves on Sunday morning (26 December), which slammed into coastal towns and villages across south and south east Asia, killing over 150,000 people and affecting millions throughout the region.