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Title: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Description/subject: Search for "Myanmar"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.msf.org/msf/content/content_home.cfm
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2008

Individual Documents

Title: Cyclone Nargis: 3.2 Million Burmese Affected, Limited Humanitarian Assistance Poses Health Threat as Conditions Worsen
Date of publication: 14 May 2008
Description/subject: On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis, a category 4 storm of enormous force brought high winds, twelve‐fstorm surges, and heavy rains destroyed much of the fragile infrastructure of the Irrawaddy Delta re oot gion of Burma. The ruling Burmese military regime has reported upwards of 29,000 lives lost in the storm itself, over 42,000 people still missing, and as many as 1.5 million left displaced. Available accounts of survivors and the limited number of international observers in the region suggest that the initial losses of life were likely substantially greater. The UN estimates that some 220,000 missing and 63,000‐101,000 dead, though these figures are anticipated to rise. While some 200,000 people may have been reached with some assistance thus far, the vast majority of survivors, more than a week after the cyclone, remain without sufficient food, water, shelter, medication for the sick or means of escape from flooded regions. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban ki Moon, has expressed “deep concern” and “immense frustration” with the unacceptably slow response to the crisis by the government Myanmar. The next wave of dying is set to take hold as thirst, starvation, untreated injuries, and infectious diseases pose an increasing threat to population health.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Johna Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Format/size: pdf (772.81 K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2010

Title: MSF material on Burma/Myanmar (2008)
Date of publication: 2008
Description/subject: Collection of MSF public documents, 2008, largely on the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis: "A Preventable Fate: The Failure of ART Scale-Up in Myanmar"..."Myanmar: Urgent Lack of HIV/AIDS Treatment Threatens Thousands"..."Myanmar: Three Months after Cyclone Nargis, MSF Still Providing Assistance"..."Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar: Survivors Living in Dire Conditions"..."Myanmar: Two Months After Cyclone Nargis, Needs Remain Critical"..."Myanmar: Critical Needs Remain for a Traumatized People"..."One Month After Cyclone Nargis Struck Myanmar, Survivors Still Living in Dire Conditions"..."After Cyclone Enormous Needs Unmet in Myanmar"..."Myanmar: MSF Operations in Cyclone-Hit Areas"..."Doctors Without Borders Calls For Immediate and Unobstructed Escalation of Myanmar Relief Operations"..."First MSF Relief Plane Arrives in Myanmar (Burma)"..."Doctors Without Borders Cargo Plane Arrives in Myanmar"..."MSF Dispatches Three Cargo Planes with 110 Tons of Relief Materials to Myanmar (Burma)"..."Cyclone in Myanmar (Burma): MSF teams intensify emergency response, a first relief plane is due to land in Yangon"..."Emergency Update: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Activities in Myanmar"... "People tell stories of spending the night of the cyclone hanging onto trees all night long"..."Myanmar Cyclone: MSF Teams Bring Immediate Assistance While Additional Staff and Relief Materials are Ready to be Sent ...MSF Response to Aid Myanmar Cyclone Victims"..."Doctors Without Borders Releases Tenth Annual "Top Ten" Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2007"..."Top Ten" Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2007"..."People in Southeast Asia Needlessly Becoming Blind Due to a Neglected Virus"..."Myanmar Refugees in Bangladesh: Nowhere to Go"..."Dr. Hervé Isambert, MSF program manager Prevented from working, the French Section of MSF leaves Myanmar"..."Prevented From Working, the French Section of MSF Leaves Myanmar (Burma)"..."EMERGENCY UPDATE: Aid Operations to Disaster Areas in South Asia"..."Frank Smithuis, MD: "Impatience is the most important thing""
Language: English
Source/publisher: Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Withour Borders)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2008