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Enormous Recovery Challenges Remain in Myanmar One Year After Cyclone Nargis

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwaddy Delta in Myanmar, enormous challenges remain in restoring livelihoods and water sources, building shelters and schools, and in providing psychosocial support to traumatized survivors. The Red C...

International SOS Responds to Myanmar Cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, the International SOS Yangon Clinic in Myanmar continues to assist clients -- including businesses, NGOs, Embassies and private citizens -- with their health and security needs. This work has included advising aid organizat...

Video: The Ad Council Partners With UNICEF to Promote and Distribute Myanmar Cyclone PSAs Filmed by A-List Celebrities

Appeals for Funds Focus on Millions of Children Still in Danger NEW YORK, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF and The Advertising Council today announced a partnership to distribute and promote a series of national public service announcements (PSAs) filmed by A-List celebritie...

Project HOPE to Send Humanitarian Assistance to China as Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar Continues

MILLWOOD, Va., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week after committing medical relief efforts to the people of Myanmar, devastated by Cyclone Nargis, Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization, is again mobilizing its full resources, th...

American Red Cross Supports China and Myanmar Relief Efforts

Chapter Accepting Donations for International, National and Local Disaster Relief DETROIT, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is currently responding to recent catastrophic events worldwide, including the earthquake in China's Sichuan Province and Cycl...

Alumni Myanmar Institutes of Medicine Association (AMIMA) Races Time to Help Cyclone Victims

PHILADELPHIA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As the global community observes the destructive aftermath of the world's second most deadly cyclone of all time and the associated mounting frustration over getting humanitarian aid for cyclone victims, the Alumni Myanmar Institutes of Medicine Association...

Crisis in Myanmar Relief Camps: Mass Exodus Sets Stage for Public Health Emergency

- Hundreds of thousands of homeless forced to migrate north for aid - World Vision has assisted 78,000 people so far with water, rice, survival items YANGON, Myanmar, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The lives of thousands of cyclone survivors are at extreme r...

New Web Site to Raise Awareness for the Myanmar Crisis Has Lofty Goals

SAN DIEGO, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary: With the recent devastating cyclone in Myanmar causing an estimated 100,000 deaths and leaving over a million people homeless, the need for relief aid is immense. Internet entrepreneurs Sharon Tucci and Steve Jones have launched the Myanmar Challenge, ...

Los Angeles Based Operation USA Appeals for Funds to Aid in Myanmar (Burmese) Cyclone Disaster (Updated)

LOS ANGELES, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles based Operation USA has deployed staff already stationed in Asia to assess the needs of what is now an estimated 7 million people affected by the recent cyclone which destroyed or devastated wide swaths of Myanmar (aka Burma), especially in or nea...

Simuality Joins Efforts for Myanmar Relief

EVANSTON, Ill., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Metaverse developer Simuality LLC has joined the effort to help relieve the unspeakable human suffering in Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. Special donation kiosks have been developed and are being placed in high-traffic locations in the v...

$3 Million Requested by UNFPA to Help Women and Girls Displaced by Myanmar Cyclone

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is appealing for $3 million to address the urgent humanitarian concerns of cyclone-affected populations, particularly women and girls, in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady and Yangon regions. The amount is being...

Passport Health Disaster Response Experts Offer Services to Myanmar Volunteers

BALTIMORE, Md., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Passport Health, nationwide travel medicine providers and disaster response experts will prepare anyone traveling to Myanmar to assist with recovery efforts after Cyclone Nargis. Cholera has broken out in 2 areas and there is no fresh water or food...

Aid Urgently Needed in Myanmar (Burma): Lutheran World Relief Responds

BALTIMORE, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief is supplying desperately needed emergency aid to Myanmar (Burma) in the wake of the devastating cyclone that struck there over the weekend. Lutheran World Relief is responding through our international partners in the global aid...

Devastated Children in Myanmar Face Special Threats After Cyclone

-- Children among most vulnerable to communicable and water-borne diseases -- Children particularly sensitive to psychosocial impact of trauma BANGKOK, Thailand, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children who survived the 15-foot sea surge that devastated the delta region of Myanmar now...

Cyclone Nargis and Myanmar floods seen from space

Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of Bengal just south of Myanmar on 1 May 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country. On 4 May, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ...

AmeriCares Meets Long-Term Health Needs of Disaster Victims in China and Myanmar

Second Field Hospital Arrives in Sichuan Province; Second Shipment of Medical Aid Arrives in Yangon STAMFORD, Conn., July 10 -- AmeriCares is continuing its efforts to provide long-term relief for people living in China's earthquake-stricken Sichuan Province and in areas most affected by Cyc...

Worldwide Pharmaceutical Industry, Aid Organizations Warn of Second Disaster in Myanmar

Health experts weary of potential disease outbreak in cyclone-ravaged country WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar is facing a second crisis from the threat of diseases resulting from standing water, destroyed sanitation infrastructure and the...

More Than 78,000 are Dead and Millions are Homeless After Cyclone Nargis Swept Through Myanmar

Malteser International has been providing assistance in the hardest hit areas of the country WILMINGTON, Del., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 78,000 are dead and millions are homeless after Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar. Malteser International has been providi...

Quincy Jones Lends Time and Talent to Support Red Cross Relief Efforts In China and Myanmar

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary music producer and entertainment icon Quincy Jones is mobilizing assistance for survivors of the catastrophic earthquake that struck China and the deadly cyclone that swept through Myanmar. Jones recently recorded several public services ...

AmeriCares Delivers Life-Saving Aid to Myanmar

Airlift of 15 Tons of Emergency Medicines and Medical Supplies Arrives in Yangon STAMFORD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The government of Myanmar today cleared for entry a life-saving shipment of medicines and medical supplies airlifted to Yangon by AmeriCares -...

UNICEF Concerned About Emotional Distress of Children in Myanmar

Child-friendly spaces set up in camps sheltering people affected by Cyclone Nargis NEW YORK and BANGKOK, Thailand, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young victims of Cyclone Nargis that have lost or been separated from their families are receiving protection and c...

Inside Myanmar: California Relief Organization Bypasses Bureaucratic Barriers, Has Aid Workers in Myanmar

NEVADA CITY, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Myanmar Relief Fund ( http://www.MyanmarReliefFund.org ) is a coalition of private American and Myanmar citizens that have the know-how to get aid in and directly to the victims bypassing bureaucratic barriers. Teams of doctors are treating the i...

Relief Supplies from American Red Cross Arrive in Myanmar

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a commercial airplane carrying the first shipment of American Red Cross relief supplies touched down in Yangon, Myanmar, to assist survivors of cyclone Nargis. This newly arrived shipment includes an initial supply of 8,000 insecticide-treat...

AmeriCares Relief Worker Arrives in Myanmar

Organization Continues with Efforts to Gain Clearance for Airlift of Medical Supplies STAMFORD, Conn., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An AmeriCares emergency relief expert arrived in Myanmar earlier today to assess the crisis situation and continue with efforts ...

'Undeterred Despite the Obstacles': American Refugee Committee Responds to Tragedy in Myanmar

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Refugee Committee (ARC) is delivering relief supplies to the survivors of the tragedy in Myanmar. In partnership with World Vision, ARC will provide life-saving medical supplies and food, including items such as water purification tablets, medic...

Dubai Provides Aid for Cyclone Nargis Victims In Myanmar

Sheikh Mohammed Pledges Grant of Emergency Aid through Dubai Cares DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, announced the emergency provision of 200 temporary st...

American Red Cross Stands Ready to Aid Cyclone Survivors in Myanmar

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is prepared to release funds and supplies, estimated at $100,000, to help the people of Myanmar who were affected by Cyclone Nargis, a deadly storm that made landfall on May 2. Government and media reports estimate up to 1...

ORBIS International's Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Myanmar

U.S. Based International NGO Prepares for Two-Week Eye Health Program in Mandalay NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By invitation from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and the Mandalay Eye and ENT Hospital, ORBIS International, a nonprofit global development organization dedicat...

TB Super-strain Found in Myanmar Migrants

The first cases of a dangerous, highly drug-resistant form of tuberculosis among Myanmar migrants have been diagnosed in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, aid workers said Monday. "We had confirmation for two cases in Mae Sot," said Andres Romero of the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF). ...

Germany Donates $870,00 For HIV Prevention Programs In Myanmar

A UNICEF statement issued on Saturday confirmed that Germany has donated $870,000 to the U.N. Children's Fund for fighting AIDS through prevention programs //aimed at youngsters who are out of school in Myanmar. UNICEF said the funds would be used to teach youngsters aged 10 and 17 prevention m...

Discovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

...d Vectors , a professional journal. This particular termite was probably flying around while mating in a wet, humid tropical forest in what is now myanmar during the Early Cretaceous period the age of the dinosaurs. It may have been attacked by a bird or somehow torn open, and then it dropped into the s...

ORBIS International Receives Donated PASCAL(R) Photocoagulator From OptiMedica

...almology Centre, the national coordinating body for eye care services. To expand ORBIS' impact and reach, 20 ophthalmologists from Thailand, Cambodia, myanmar and Vietnam are joining the program and benefiting from training in the clinical diagnosis of eye diseases, surgical decision-making, incision/laser s...

America Generously Responds to China Earthquake

... experts to help survivors recover and rebuild their lives. You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year, crises like the myanmar Cyclone and China Earthquake, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief an...

Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Face New Challenges

...nior vice president, international services of the American Red Cross. "The myanmar Red Cross and others are working hard to deliver relief and stave off these...ed a relief pipeline into Myanmar, and more than 27,000 volunteers from the myanmar Red Cross are distributing the bulk of these supplies. The Red Cross is est...

UNICEF REPORT: Desperate Conditions for Children in Camps Without Clean Water as Cyclone Aftermath Worsens

... The situation for children continues to worsen in myanmar as thousands of children have been separated from ...arer sign that every second counts for children in myanmar this is it," said Caryl M. Stern, President, U.S. ...d by the cyclone. The UNICEF team on the ground in myanmar will continue to work around the clock to ensure c...

Direct Relief's Corporate Partners Key to Aiding Cyclone Victims

...ng critical medicines and supplies to help victims of the Cyclone Nargis in myanmar are relying upon their long-time partner, Direct Relief International, to e...rtant to remember the complete story of the humanitarian effort directed at myanmar starts with the people and organizations that provide the supplies that wil...

International Rescue Committee Mobilizes More Emergency Teams for Myanmar; Warns of Massive Health Disaster Unless Aid Reaches Cyclone Survivors Fast

...e/ -- International Rescue Committee emergency team members have arrived in myanmar and four additional teams are on standby for deployment to the region as th...ns and logistics experts already in the region or ready to be dispatched to myanmar as soon as aid corridors open up. The IRC has emergency stocks in Dubai...

UNICEF: 'Every Second Can Make a Difference' to Myanmar's Children; 20% Already Suffering from Diarrhea, Malaria reported

...ed over the next three days. "The urgency facing myanmar is so great -- every second can make a difference in the life of a myanmar child," said Juanita Vasquez, Acting Representativ...or UNICEF. "Even before this cyclone, one in three myanmar children was malnourished. Now there's been a mass...

Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund

...ra, Dengue hemorrhagic fever and malaria. Alumni myanmar Institutes of Medicine (AMIMA) intends to donate t...f Team headed by Professor U Hla Myint, President, myanmar Medical Council. This established Myanmar travelin...Thank you! Jennifer Chu, M.D. President Alumni myanmar Institutes of Medicine (AMIMA) http://www.amima....

Myanmar Cyclone a Children's Catastrophe - UNICEF

... record in the field," said Stern. "They know we will be there for children before, during and well after the emergency." UNICEF has been present in myanmar since 1950, with nine zonal offices and a head office in Yangon. To donate to the Cyclone Nargis disaster, please go to: http://www.unicefusa.org/m...
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