Nargis

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  • Nargis
    • FACTS
      • Myanmar
      • 2nd May 2008
      • Formed in the Bay of Bengal
        • last week of April
      • Category 4
      • Wind speeds  215km/h
      • Storm surge        5m
    • RESPONSES
      • No emergency preparation plans or evacuation routes
      • WASNT PREPARDED AND RESPONDEDSLOWLY
      • Government refused         foreign aid initially
        • 1 week later they accepted aid donations
          • tents & food
          • UN refugee agency (UNHCR)
        • At the time, military ruled
          • Aid workers not allowed in until 19th May
    • IMPACTS
      • Economic
        • Millions lost livelihoods
          • E.g. fishing boats
        • 40% of food stores destroyed
        • USA $4 bn
        • 6000km2 agricultural land
      • Environmental
        • Flooding = erosion & salinisation increased
        • 380km2 mangrove forests
      • Social
        • 2.5 million without shelter
        • 450,000 homes
        • 4000 schools & 75% health facilities
        • 140,000 died
        • 43% freshwater pounds
          • 70% of people = no access to water
        • diseases and poor sanitation

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