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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
Devastated Children in Myanmar Face Special Threats After Cyclone
-- Children among most vulnerable to communicable and water-borne
-- 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
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
WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of Cyclone
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
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
( 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
hemorrhagic fever and malaria.
Institutes of Medicine (AMIMA) intends to donate t...f Team headed by
Professor U Hla Myint, President, myanmar
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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.
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