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2011-11-22 14:52:17

A review of crisis response using Earth observation techniques is now available online. The Respond Atlas outlines global events where remote sensing assisted in preparing for and responding to disasters and humanitarian crises. The Respond project began in 2004 as a European Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. During its five years of service, hundreds of maps were produced to assist in relief efforts linked to crises such as the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis,...

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2009-07-17 10:25:00

Natural disaster killed 138,000 Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history "“ with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. The information "“ which may be the first reliable...

2009-04-30 11:40:00

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 Cross is supporting 100,000 families in thirteen townships with health education, clean water, improved housing, cash-for-work and emotional support. (Logo:...

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2009-03-08 18:05:00

Down a rocky path in an isolated mountain range in central Myanmar waits an inquisitive, young elephant calf named Wine Suu Khaing Thein whom should be the star attraction of the Pho Kyar eco-reserve, recounts AFP News.   The reserve is home to the one-year-old elephant calf, along with 80 other elephants who roam about among decades-old teak trees and singing birds.  Although the camp promises elephant rides and jungle treks, eco-tourists simply do not want to come to the...

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2009-02-26 16:40:00

A "pre-existing condition" in the North Indian Ocean stoked the sudden intensification of last year's Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma, according to a new NASA/university study. The cyclone became Burma's worst natural disaster ever and one of the deadliest cyclones of all time. Scientists at the National Taiwan University, Taipei; and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., used data from satellite altimeters, measurements of ocean depth and...

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2008-12-30 08:05:00

According to Munich Re, one of the world's largest re-insurance companies, 2008 was one of the most devastating years in terms of natural disasters. The company said the effect of the disasters was greater than those in 2007. Munich Re believes climate change boosted the power of disasters like flooding and hurricanes.  The firm is calling for stricter laws on emissions to minimize future disasters. According to Munich Re's annual assessment, there were fewer "loss-producing events"...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

Nearly 100,000 cyclone victims treated onboard watercraft hospitals in Myanmar YANGON, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- A total of 97,777 cyclone victims have been given treatment onboard mobile watercraft hospitals sailing deep into some storm-hit areas in Myanmar where road transport is hardly accessible, the local weekly Voice reported on Saturday. The watercrafts, owned by the state-run Inland Water Transport, have moved into the disaster-torn region since May 20 covering the areas of Laputta,...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Myanmar PM on post-storm relief, rehabilitation work YANGON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Over 1 million people in Myanmar's storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar quoted Prime Minister General Thein Sein as saying Thursday. At a coordination meeting on the post-storm restoration status in Ayeyawaddy delta held in Nay Pyi Taw, Thein Sein, who is also Chairman of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee, attributed the fact to the...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar PM on Post-Storm Relief, Rehabilitation Work"] Yangon [Rangoon], Sept. 11 (Xinhua) - Over 1 million people in Myanmar's storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar [Burma] quoted Prime Minister General Thein Sein as saying Thursday. At a coordination meeting on the post-storm restoration status in Ayeyawaddy delta held in Nay Pyi Taw,...

2008-08-25 06:01:01

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 22 August [Report by Aung Thet Wine: "Regime Allows Fuel Purchases with FECs"] Rangoon - Burma's junta authorized the unlimited purchase of diesel and gasoline with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) at state-owned gas stations on Friday. The move was preceded by an increase in the price of an FEC. The Ministry of Energy sent a memo saying the public could buy diesel and gasoline without limitation if...


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