Sustainable food security for communities affected by cyclone Nargis

Rebuilding food security among the most vulnerable households affected by cyclone Nargis

Context

On the 2nd May 2008, cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar and devastated the Ayeyarwaddy Delta region, a major rice and fish producing area in Myanmar. Cyclone Nargis affected 2.4 million people, killing around 100 000 people. With the loss of agricultural and fishing equipment, many villagers had to rely on casual labour as their primary source of income. Approximately 15 percent of households in the Delta region are now female-headed households with children.