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29 Nov 2012 description
Myanmar ranks first as the ‘most at risk’ country in Asia the Pacific according to the UN Risk Model. The country is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards, including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. The likelihood for medium to large-scale natural disasters to occur every...
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
26 Jul 2011 description
report IRIN
YANGON, 26 July 2011 (IRIN) - Heavy rains pounding earthquake-struck Southern Shan State continue to hinder efforts to rebuild the homes of quake survivors, agencies say. Of the 837 households destroyed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in late March, 88 families in 24 severely affected villages are...
23 May 2011 description
report IRIN
YANGON, 23 May 2011 (IRIN) - The recent 6.8 quake that shook Myanmar's northeastern Shan State, killing 74 and affecting 18,000 [http://www.themimu.info/Earthquake/Shan_Earthquake/Reports/110330_OCHA_Sit_Rep_5_Myanmar_Earthquake.pdf], serves as a stark warning for this largely unprepared,...
16 May 2011 description
COUNTING THE COST OF DISASTERS IN ASIA PACIFIC The economic cost of natural disasters in the first quarter of 2011 in the Asia Pacific region is the highest on record. This is because three of the region’s most developed countries – Australia, New Zealand and Japan, all suffered significant...