Cyclone Nargis Case Study

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  • Created by: Alice
  • Created on: 03-11-15 18:16


  • cyclone hit Myanmar 3rd May 2008
  • Myanmar ruled by military
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  • flooding
  • torrential rain
  • storm surge 6.3m


  • 45% of buildings on the Irrawaddy delta destroyed
  • 65% of crops destroyed
  • Price of rice up 65%
  • blocked roads meant no aid
  • 2.4million people affected
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Management and Response

First aid took 5 days to arrive

after one wek, only 1 in 10 had access to aid

Italy, the UAE and the UN sent aid but it was stuck at depots

83% of mangroves (natural storm surge barriers) destroyed by humans

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