Latest Irrawaddy Delta Stories

2009-07-17 10:25:00

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.

2008-06-25 09:02:56

A COVENTRY songwriter has launched a charity record to raise vital cash for the forgotten victims of Burma's cyclone Nargis. Musical director and professional songwriter Tim Spencer is hoping to raise 100,000 euros (about pounds 79,000) for those living through the aftermath of the disaster.

2008-05-07 08:07:39

Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of Bengal just south of Myanmar on May 1, 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country.

2008-05-07 08:00:00

Hungry crowds of survivors stormed the few shops that opened in Myanmar's stricken Irrawaddy delta, where food and international aid has been scarce since a devastating cyclone killed more than 22,000 people, the U.N. said Wednesday.

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