Posts Tagged 2008 Myanmar Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis Response Timeline

April 27, 2008  Cyclone Nargis heads north over the Bay of Bengal toward Myanmar, also known as Burma. May 3  The cyclone strikes Yangon, the former capital city Rangoon. May 4  Direct Relief contacts its partners and friends working in Myanmar and neighboring Thailand for information, updates, and to offer condolences and support. May 9  Based on this trustworthy information, […]

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Recent Cash Infusion Supports Clinics and Grassroots Recovery

As the recovery effort continues in Myanmar (also known as Burma) almost two months after Cyclone Nargis destroyed villages and upended lives, Direct Relief has provided an additional $283,000 in cash assistance to support clinics treating at-risk populations and to bolster grassroots community recovery efforts. Based on relationships established by staff in country to assess needs in the days following […]

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Direct Relief Airlifts $1.4 Million in Emergency Medical Supplies

Continuing its targeted support to victims of Cyclone Nargis, Direct Relief International this week provided via airlift 9 tons of medical material aid valued at $1.4 million to Myanmar. In addition, Direct Relief’s partnership with Australian Aid International (AAI) has established a series of training programs in emergency-response medicine that has trained more than 80 local physicians and health workers being deployed […]

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Boosting Assistance for Medical Teams, Clinics Serving Affected Areas

Following an extensive in-country assessment by Direct Relief staff and confirmation of in-country logistics, Direct Relief has expanded its humanitarian assistance to Myanmar with the first in a series of planned airlifts of essential medical items to be used by Burmese doctors deploying to hardest-hit areas and to clinics operated by a partner international nongovernmental organization. The most recent infusion […]

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More Aid Planned As Experts Fear Widespread Disease Outbreaks

Twenty-four days after Cyclone Nargis struck in Myanmar, Direct Relief has successfully delivered almost $350,000 in medical material aid and targeted cash grants that are already helping individuals and families. Direct Relief is also planning to provide another $350,000 in cash support alone. Direct Relief’s initial airlift of essential medical aid was received at the airport in Yangon and sent […]

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Emergency Cash Infusion Bringing Immediate Aid for Cyclone-Affected Populations

Nearly two weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, Direct Relief has provided five targeted cash grants worth $143,000 in total to trusted partners serving affected communities in country and working in Thailand to provide assistance to Myanmarese refugees. The majority of the funds will be used to equip medical staff on the ground with the medicines and supplies most needed, […]

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