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Imagine compassion in a crisis: Recovery in Myanmar

Imagine compassion in a crisis: Recovery in Myanmar

2008 saw tragic scenes in Myanmar, India, Nepal, the Caribbean and Honduras as storms killed thousands. Caritas relief efforts provided food, shelter, medicine and compassion as it appealed for US $77 million worldwide in 2008 in 40 separate appeals. In May, Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar (also known as Burma), leaving 134,000 ...

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Myanmar on Cyclone Nargis Anniversary

Myanmar on Cyclone Nargis Anniversary

One year on from Cylcone Nargis which took the lives of more than 140,000people and left more than two million people without homes, the Caritas network continues to bring dignity to those affected. Caritas has supplied over 100,000 people with basic food staples, around 40,000 people with non food items such as blankets and mosquito ...

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Lives saved in Myanmar

Lives saved in Myanmar

Caritas says that 80,000 people have received some form of assistance through its relief operations following the deadly cyclone that hit Myanmar 2-3 May, 2008. Over 7 million people lived in the area affected by Cyclone Nargis.  The latest figures put the death toll at 84,537 people, with the number of missing at 53,836 people.  ...

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Myanmar Cyclone Crisis

Myanmar Cyclone Crisis

As the number of those affected by the devastating cyclone in Myanmar continues to rise, Caritas agencies are seeking ways to respond through local Church partners. With more than 78,000 dead with 56,000 missing and two million affected, the need to respond is immediate and vast. Caritas President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez said, “People in Myanmar are facing ...

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Myanmar Archbishop praises Caritas relief efforts

“Without Caritas and the Church in Myanmar, many people would have starved after Cyclone Nargis hit,” said Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon on a recent visit to the Caritas offices in the Vatican. Cyclone Nargis hit the Ayeyarwady Delta region of Myanmar (also known as Burma) on 2 May 2008, causing death and destruction beyond ...

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Caritas making a difference three months after Myanmar cyclone

Caritas making a difference three months after Myanmar cyclone

By Tim O’Connor Saturday, 2 August 2008 marks the three month anniversary of cyclone Nargis. And despite the difficulties, Caritas’ immediate response, through the Church and other partners in Myanmar, has saved many lives and brought urgent relief to 82,700 children, women and men. Mr Jamie Isbister, adviser to the Caritas response in Myanmar said: “Despite ...

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