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09 Jul 2008 description

Over two months since Cyclone Nargis caused devastation across southern Burma, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander has announced that a further £17.5 million will be made available in response to the disaster. The funding means the UK has provided £45 million to the relief effort, the largest contribution from any donor.

The International Red Cross estimates the number of dead or missing from the catastrophe to be up to 128,000. Another 2.4 million people have been severely affected.

04 Jun 2008 description

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- UN estimate of those badly affected remains at 2.4 million of which around 1 million have received some form of assistance, though many of these are in the less affected areas.

- At the ASEAN-UN conference, the Burmese government announced the total required for reconstruction was US $11 billion.

- The UN's financial tracking service reports that US$227 million has been pledged by the International Community for relief operations in Burma.

- The UN has appealed for $201m in its Flash Appeal.

28 May 2008 description

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- UN estimate of those badly affected remains at 2.4 million of which 42% have received some form of assistance, though many of these are in the less affected areas.

- In the worst affected townships, only 23% of people have received assistance.

- The Humanitarian coordinator with representatives from the UN agencies and NGOs visited affected communities in Laputta and Bogale townships on 27 May.

27 May 2008 description

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- UN estimate of those badly affected remains at 2.4 million of which 41% have received some form of assistance, though many of these are in the less affected areas.

- 9 of the worst affected townships still have major unmet needs with perhaps less than 20% of the population reached.

- UN reports that as of 20 May, around 1m beneficiaries have been reached.

- At Sunday's ASEAN-UN donor conference, the Burmese government announced the total required for reconstruction was US $11 billion.

- The Burmese authorities have agreed that the relief supplies on board US …

26 May 2008 description

After yesterday's International Conference in Rangoon, Douglas Alexander said:

'Following the International donor conference, many of the 500 delegates have expressed concern that the regime would continue to put obstacles in the way of International assistance.

23 May 2008 description

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- At the request of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander will travel to Burma for the ASEAN/UN international donor conference on Sunday 25 May.
- Ban Ki-moon announced today that Senior General Than Shwe "has agreed to allow all aid workers regardless of nationality" to work in Burma.

21 May 2008 description

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet Burmese leader General Than Shwe on Friday.

The Burmese Government has agreed to the World Food Programme (WFP) bringing in nine helicopters to distribute aid to cyclone-hit areas.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to lead the international assistance effort.

19 May 2008 description

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An ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) meeting of Foreign Ministers concluded with an agreement to establish an ASEAN-led coordinating mechanism.

18 May 2008 description

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Lord Malloch-Brown has visited a cyclone- affected area on the outskirts of Rangoon as well as meeting Burmese, UN and NGO officials

A total of $41 million has been contributed to the UN Flash Appeal against a total of $201 million

Aid flights/shipping into Rangoon is increasing, but still insufficient to meet the need - reports say a quarter of the 2m people in need of aid have received some relief

Save the Children says some '30,000 children under the age of five in the cyclone-affected area were acutely malnourished before the cyclone hit on May 2; of those …

17 May 2008 description

This is a second round call for Concept Notes from DFID (CHASE) regarding funding for the Burma Cyclone Nargis response. We made an initial call for Concept Notes on Thursday 8 May following a rapid assessment of which agencies were already operational in-country. We made funding decisions on this last week and are in the process of setting up arrangements with AAH, Merlin, MSF-Holland, Care International and Save the Children.

Please note that for DFID the key issue and constraint within the response to Cyclone Nargis is access.

15 May 2008 description

The Secretary of State for International Development Douglas Alexander today announced an extra £12 million to finance the UK's humanitarian response to Cyclone Nargis. This new allocation is in addition to the initial contribution of £5 million announced last week, and brings the UK's overall support to £17 million so far.

Douglas Alexander said:

'The lives of many hundreds of thousands of people are at stake. We know that people are lacking the basics such as clean drinking water, food and healthcare.