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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...

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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

... http://www.newsweek.com/id/136358 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 ...
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