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Cyclone Nargis: three years on

Three years ago on 2 May 2008, cyclone Nargis tore through Burma's remote Irrawaddy delta region killing 140,000 people, injuring 30,000 and devastating the lives of a further 2.4 million. Here we...

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GIEWS Country Brief: Myanmar, 19-April-2011

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Near normal harvests are expected for the mostly-irrigated early cereal crops in 2011 Prices of rice have risen steadily since the beginning of 2010 Pockets of vulnerability...

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"We can see hay stacks in the fields again"

18.04.2011: For the first time since super-cyclone Nargis hit southern Burma/Myanmar almost three years ago, the farmers in the worst-affected area are finally getting back on their feet. ”Now I have...

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand: Annual Report 2010

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand maintained most of its international partnerships in 2010, despite a difficult financial year. The Catholic aid and development agency released its Annual Report this...

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2010 Human Rights Report

Burma, with an estimated population of 56 million, is ruled by a highly authoritarian military regime dominated by the majority ethnic Burman group. The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC),...

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600 still missing off Burma coast

By SHWE AUNG Published: 4 April 2011 A woman wipes her forehead after checking a list in Hpyarpon of survivors of the Gulf of Martaban storm (DVB) Around 600 fisherman remain missing in the Gulf of...

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Myanmar: Two disasters, two contrary responses

By FRANCIS WADE Published: 29 March 2011 Hundreds of miles from the rubble in Burma's quake-stricken Shan state, a potentially far more serious disaster is unravelling: two weeks ago some 7,000...

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Over 3,700 Burmese Fishermen Still Missing, Presumed Dead

By NA YEE LIN LATT Friday, March 25, 2011 Of the 7,000 fishermen that were swept into the Andaman Sea during a tropical storm on March 14-16, a total of 3,374 have now been rescued, according to a...

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Myanmar: Irrawaddy fishermen head for land

By NAW NOREEN Published: 25 March 2011 The mouth of the Hpyarpon river [centre], close to where thousands of shrimping barges are docked (Europa Technologies/Google Image/DigitalGlobe) Fishermen off...

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Myanmar: 1,000 Burmese Fisherman in Need of Rescue

By KO HTWE Nearly 1,000 fishermen whose boats were swept out to sea by a storm are in need of urgent rescue assistance, according to Tun Lwin, the retired director-general of Burma's Department of...

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Myanmar: 800 fishermen saved off Tenasserim coast

By NAW NOREEN Published: 22 March 2011 A rescue boat brings the survivors to Tennasserim division's shoreline (DVB) Hundreds of Burmese fishermen found adrift at sea following a heavy storm last week...

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Aid Policy: Toolkit to boost response to rapid onset emergencies

BANGKOK, 15 March 2011 (IRIN) - Experts have developed an Emergency Market Mapping Analysis (EMMA) guidebook and training programme to improve the humanitarian community's ability to respond to rapid...

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Gales, thunderstorms likely to hit Burma during March

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:58 Kyaw Kha Chiang Mai (Mizzima) - Burma's Meteorology and Hydrology Department warned that gales, with winds of up to 63 miles per hour, are likely to hit Burma accompanied...

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