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Myanmar:Tropical Cyclone:2008/05/02

Duration2008/05/02 A tropical cyclone has killed at least 22,500 people in Myanmar and 41,000 people are missing.
Country or DistrictMyanmar
NameTropical Cyclone

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
ASEAN 2008/06/24
Dead: 84,537
Missing: 53,836
Injured: 19,359

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/20
Dead & Missing: no change in the figures
Affected: 2,400,000

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/17
Dead: 77,738
Missing: 55,917
Injured: 19,359

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/16
Dead: 78,000
Missing: 56,000
Affected: 975,858

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/13
Dead: 31,938
Missing: 29,770
Affected: 1,500,000 (975,858 in the eight most seriously hit townships)

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/12
Dead: 28,458
Missing: 33,416
Affected: 975,858

Reuters AlertNet 2008/05/11
Affected: 1.2 million - 1.9 million
Dead: 63,290 - 101,682
Missing: 220,000

Reuters AlerNet 2008/05/07
Dead: 22,980
Missing: 42,119
Injured: 1,383

Reuters AlerNet 2008/05/07
Dead: Nearly 22,500
Missing: 41,000

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  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    (PDF file)The MRCS network covers the country with key branches in the most affected areas. Its own human resources include 17,800 first aid staff, 46 people who can provide psychosocial support (PSP), 95 people with water safety skills such as lifesaving, and 1,230 members under the disaster action response team (DART) trained in assessment and relief activities.
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center