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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02225-N(1)
Date : 11/2015
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Title : Myanmar : six months after the flood, a new phase of recovery : long version
Duration : 00:03:00
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
CLEMENZO, Jean-Yves; WAITES, James Daniel; DUPOIZAT, Charles
Cameraman : DUPOIZAT, Charles
Editor : unknown
Description : Myanmar has experienced in August 2015 its worst natural disaster since cyclone Nargis in 2008.
Torrential rains and the offshore approach of cyclone Komen caused devastating floods and landslides. The floods displaced almost 1.7 million people and took the lives of 132, according to the Myanmar government.
Three months later, humanitarian needs remain important. The most vulnerable people need to recover from this major natural disaster. It is important to continue to help, to give them means to feed their families in the middle term, for instance to provide them with employment opportunities and to rehabilitate infrastructures.
To do so, the Red Cross Movement, is currently conducting important projects of recovery in four states and regions, in particular in Rakhine State, one of the most affected part of the country. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have distributed so far food and essential items (hygiene products, kitchen sets, tarpaulins) to 60’000 people from both communities in Rakhine.
A new phase of recovery project has just started for around 25,000 people in Rakhine. This plan will support the livelihoods and improve job opportunities with cash grants, for instance to purchase poultry, seeds, fertilizers, fishing material, winter crops or to start a small family business. Cash is also distributed for those who work in projects such as cleaning of public infrastructures, for instance roads and river sides. This will provide basic income for communities still badly affected by the August natural disaster.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Myanmar : six months after the flood, a new phase of recovery : long version
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : SD
Resolution : 720 x 576
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : Mpeg4
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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