6 August 2010
A cutting-edge new software package is helping rapid response teams be ready when disaster strikes. Known as DeMist, the programme simulates a wide range of emergencies, pitting aid workers in the same situations they face while responding to real-life crises.
2 December 2009
For people whose lives were wrecked last year by Cyclone Nargis, it can take a long time to pick up the pieces and start looking to the future. But 20-year-old Aye Aye Thin has managed. She's driving her community’s recovery forward by helping rebuild a key road. Watch video
14 July 2009
New Zealander Alastair Cook has been a WFP logistics officer since 2004, facing many challenging situations, including the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. He says the toughest job he's faced so far was in Kenya, after the election violence had spread terror among WFP beneficiaries.
30 April 2009
Cyclone Nargis swept across southern Myanmar on the evening of 2 May, leaving a trail of death and destruction before tapering off the next day. The winds and tidal surge caused by the cyclone damaged much of the fertile Ayeyarwady delta, and Yangon, the nation's main city and former capital.
30 April 2009
The devastation of Cyclone Nargis – the storm that struck Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta on 2 May 2008 – is still visible. The effects of that devastation mean that WFP's work in the region is far from over. WFP's Chris Kaye says many livelihoods have been lost.
3 July 2008
Much of the destruction caused by Cyclone Nargis – the merciless storm that struck Myanmar two months ago – is still visible. Large portions of the country’s cultivable land and vital crops have been flooded and rendered useless by the catastrophic tidal surge that drove inland from the Indian Ocean.
26 June 2008
WFP staff capture some quintessential WFP moments in our staff photo, video and story competition.
17 June 2008
Rice generated by the award-winning Internet initiative FreeRice.com will soon be distributed to survivors of the cyclone which hit Myanmar last month.
30 May 2008
Almost a month has passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar. WFP continues to make progress in reaching victims and has now dispatched enough food to the affected areas to feed over 570,000 people with a two-week ration of rice.
19 May 2008
More than two weeks have passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar. WFP continues to make progress and has now dispatched enough food to feed over 250,000 people in the affected areas.
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- Myanmar: An aid worker's diary Source: CNN
- Interview with Vijay Nambiar, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar Source: UN News Centre
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- Flooding in Myanmar forces thousands to flee Source: CNN
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