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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...

USAID Increases Assistance to Cyclone Victims in Burma

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $3 million to the UN World Food Program to support its logistical operations in Burma, which have dispatched more than 2,649 metric tons of humanitarian assistance to...

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...

Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Face New Challenges

WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As tropical storms continue to batter the affected area of the Irrawaddy delta, survivors of Cyclone Nargis are vulnerable to diseases and other severe problems. Many survivors still need assistance, as exposure to the foul weather and malnutrition...

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...

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...

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

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The situation for children continues to worsen in Myanmar as thousands of children have been separated from their families, many more are living in desperate conditions in relief camps, and some are drinking water from ponds covered with dead bodies,...

Direct Relief's Corporate Partners Key to Aiding Cyclone Victims

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewsire/ -- U.S. corporations providing critical medicines and supplies to help victims of the Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar are relying upon their long-time partner, Direct Relief International, to ensure that the aid will reach the people and organizati...

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

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Rescue Committee emergency team members have arrived in Myanmar and four additional teams are on standby for deployment to the region as the IRC prepares for a possible outbreak of water-borne diseases in cyclone-ravaged village...

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...
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Animals That Cyclone Survivors Depend on Need Help Now

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An emergency veterinary team from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is on stand-by in Thailand awaiting authority to enter cyclone struck Myanmar to assess and then relieve the suffering of thousands of animals that human...
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Extended cyclone relief efforts aided from space

Earth observation satellites have provided vital information to relief workers in Myanmar throughout a particularly long crisis response window following the devastating Cyclone Nargis that hit the country on 2 and 3 May 2008. Immediately after the disaster, the UN Office for the Coordination o...

Trees won't stop tsunamis, scientists warn

... tree belts can provide meaningful protection against a tsunami or, for that matter storm surges produced by cyclones, such as the surge that followed cyclone Nargis in Myanmar early this year which killed over 150,000 people. As a result it would be extremely dangerous to rely on tree planting alone to s...

Lifecycles of tropical cyclones predicted in global computer model

...ll areas. "The high temporal and spatial resolution datasets provided by NICAM in this and future simulations will allow detailed studies of tropical cyclone genesis and evolution, as well as other weather and climate-related phenomena," says co-author Yuqing Wang, UH meteorology professor and IPRC research...

'Chemical equator' discovery will aid pollution mapping

... fires to the north of the boundary and very clean air south of the chemical equator being pulled north from the Southern Indian Ocean by a land based cyclone in northern Australia. The scientists discovered evidence of the chemical equator using sensors on a specially equipped aeroplane during a series o...

Killer fungus spells disaster for wheat

...vailing winds to carry Ug99 spores to Egypt, Turkey and Syria, and then east to Iran, a major wheat-grower, buying them some time. But on 8 June 2007, cyclone Gonu hit the Arabian peninsula, the worst storm there for 30 years. We know it changed the winds, says Wafa Khoury of the UN Food and Agriculture ...

Gates funding to help poor rice farmers

...Sub1 rice variety and its non-floodproof counterpart is available at www.irri.org/timelapse.asp . Even Bangladeshi farmers who were devastated by cyclone Sidr in November last year which was so fierce that no rice crop could fully withstand itcan benefit from new varieties with sufficient tolerance of s...

Climate's remote control on hurricanes

...en changes in sea surface temperature and tropical cyclone 'potential intensity' - a measure that provides an upper limit on cyclone intensity. They found that warmer oceans do no... Remote Sea Surface Temperature Change on Tropical cyclone Potential Intensity, their study found that long-t...

Cleaner diesels thanks to laser light

...er with the STW users' committee (participants are: DAF, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, the University of Twente, cyclone Fluid dynamics, EP Controls BV, Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland), Royal Netherlands Naval College, TNO and Shell), Eindhoven University...

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system

...sors tethered to balloons. With these sensors, scientists have achieved concurrent atmospheric and ocean measurements from within the eye of a strong cyclone where the balloons become trapped. Meanwhile, scientists using robotic submersible equipment to record life and conditions in the remote deep ocean...

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists

...sors tethered to balloons. With these sensors, scientists have achieved concurrent atmospheric and ocean measurements from within the eye of a strong cyclone where the balloons become trapped. Meanwhile, scientists using robotic submersible equipment to record life and conditions in the remote deep ocean...
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AmeriCares Presents 'Power of Partnership' Award to Baxter

...ducts in a timely fashion. In the past few months, Baxter has continued to demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to AmeriCares relief efforts. When cyclone Nargis struck in May, AmeriCares was one of the first nonprofits to airlift supplies directly into Myanmar. Baxter India joined the relief efforts, of...

Myanmar's Cyclone-Damaged Rice Production Regions Monitored with GIS

... Subsequent to cyclone Nargis, a category 3 tropical storm that struck the low-lying and heavily p... Redlands, CA (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 -- Subsequent to cyclone Nargis, a category 3 tropical storm that struck the low-lying and heavily p...

Newsweek International Editions: Highlights And Exclusives, May 19, 2008

...untry's history, others seem almost optimistic: they think the May 2 killer cyclone just might signal the end of Burma's military junta, one of the most corrup...nd bloody end to the "Saffron Revolution." Now many Burmese see the monster cyclone as proof that Sr. Gen. Tan Shwe and his junta have lost the "mandate of hea...

Huge cyber-tsunami developing in Asia

...ons. When combined, this adoption of technology and new e-commerce attitudes in Asia creates the true ingredients in the making of a powerful cyber cyclone that will cut a clear path. Ready to Go Come 2008, at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, when the athletes march in unison to the...
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