Myanmar: Monthly Recovery Update - April 2010

Situation Report
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Two years later...

Almost two years after cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar causing unprecedented destruction and loss of life and livelihoods in the country, this Recovery Update presents a snapshot of achievements, point to gaps and indicate the level of funds still needed to support the affected population. Much assistance has been provided since May 2008 by the Myanmar Government, local private donors, ASEAN member countries, the United Nations, International donors and NGOs, and much still needs to be done. The vital Livelihoods and Shelter sectors stand out as being in need of much more funding and technical assistance. Combined requirement for the two sectors is estimated in PONREPP to be USD 158 million for 2009. However, only USD 63.5 million, or 40% of the requirements were covered. Expressed in concrete numbers: 227,000 buffaloes and cows were lost in the 11 most affected townships. According to statistics from the Livelihoods Working Group, a mere 5,423 have been replaced.