Latest Irrawaddy Delta Stories

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...

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. MP3 versions of the single Somewhere - taken from his 1997 musical Rising Sun - are being sold for one euro each on the internet. A 30-strong choir drawn from Coventry's musical theatre societies...

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. On May 4, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) asked the International Charter on 'Space and Major Disasters' for support. The initiative, referred to as "ËœThe Charter', was founded in October 2000 by ESA, the French...

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. Corpses floated in salty flood waters and witnesses said survivors tried desperately to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails. The U.N. said some 1 million people were homeless in the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. "Basically the entire...

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