Disaster Preparedness

Myanmar : Five years after Cyclone Nargis

Five years ago, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. At least 138,000 Burmese people were killed. Much of the Irrawaddy Delta was devastated, cut off for days. Travelling by boat and canoe, Caritas workers reached communities with food, water and medicine. “Death ruled supreme for a day, yet ...

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Five years on from Cyclone Nargis

Five years on from Cyclone Nargis

As part of the five year anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, 600 people from 10 villages came together on the 28th and 29th of April, 2013. The two-day event led by KMSS was held in Tayoke Kone village, in Labutta township, a fishing village on the coast in Irrawaddy Delta, and one of the hardest hit areas of the disaster.

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Creative solutions to helping Malian refugees in Niger

Creative solutions to helping Malian refugees in Niger

CADEV, Caritas Niger is working in four camps helping 18,000 Malian refugees. They fled there after rebels seized the north of Mali last year, triggering a flow of refugees in Africa’s Sahel region. Caritas Niger is registering an increase of refuges since the French military intervention in January.

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