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
Myanmar in Biological News
Maternal health problems in Myanmar widespread
The maternal health care issues facing women in eastern Burma (also known as Myanmar) are widespread and underreported, according to surveys by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers report that more than 88 percent of women had a home delivery during t...
Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade
... Hundreds of live elephants are known to have been illegally imported from myanmar
in recent years, to be sold to elephant trekking companies catering to adve...ris R. Shepherd, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia's Acting Director.
"Thailand and myanmar
should work together, and with urgency, to address cross-border trade probl...
Diuscovery 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...
Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia
...ry day, more than 140 million people in southern Asia drink groundwater contaminated with arsenic. Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, myanmar
and Vietnam die of cancer each year from chronic exposure to arsenic, according to the World Health Organization. Some health experts call it the bigg...
Trees won't stop tsunamis, scientists warn
...ovide 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 shield coastal comm...
September 2007 Sumatran earthquakes research findings
... a couple hundred kilometers offshore of Myanmar, Sumatra, Java, and Bali. The section that broke in 2004 is a northern portion, between southernmost myanmar
and Aceh province in Sumatra.
Only three months later, the next section to the south, offshore Aceh and North Sumatra, also ruptured suddenly. That...
'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change
...ion is the highest, most complex mountain region in the world. It extends more than 3500km over eight countries, from Afghanistan in the north-west to myanmar
in the south-east. The area ranges from the high plateau of Tibet and other mountain areas of China to the Ganges Basin in India, and has the upland w...
Photos reveal Myanmar's large and small predators
Using camera traps survey techniques, researchers from WCS's myanmar
Program have combed the 3,250-square-kilometer core area (approx. 1,250 squ...n a variety of habitats across Myanmar, according to another study by WCS's myanmar
Program that appeared in the April edition of the journal Small Carnivore C...
Extended cyclone relief efforts aided from space
...ve provided vital information to relief workers in myanmar
throughout a particularly long crisis response win... aid, had delivered EO-derived topographic maps of myanmar
a month before the disaster.
This activity was...
These maps were provided to the UN community in myanmar
and Bangkok for the emergency response phase, whic...
Scientists develop new measure of 'socioclimactic' risk
...sk will be highly relevant for negotiations of any future climate change agreement."
Regionally, the most exposed nations are China, Bangladesh and myanmar
in Asia; western Sahel and southwestern nations in Africa; Brazil in South America; the eastern United States in North America; and the Mediterranean ...
Myanmar in Biological Technology
Myanmar's Cyclone-Damaged Rice Production Regions Monitored with GIS
...tropical storm that struck the low-lying and heavily populated coastline of myanmar
on May 2, 2008, the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the U.S. Departmen...tropical storm that struck the low-lying and heavily populated coastline of myanmar
on May 2, 2008, the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the U.S. Departmen...
Newsweek International Editions: Highlights And Exclusives, May 19, 2008
COVER: The Winds of Regime Change? (Asia edition) Beijing Bureau Chief
Melinda Liu reports that while some in myanmar
are still in shock from the
deadliest natural disaster in their country's history, others seem almost
optimistic: they think the May 2 killer cyclone ...