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Myanmar

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Amid construction boom, Myanmar starts to build disaster resilience

15 Apr 2014, TRF

'I was here when Cyclone Nargis blew over us, and it was terrible. If something similar happens now, we should be better prepared, because there are more buildings, more vehicles and more people here,' said Zaw, a car dealer in Myanmar...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 2008 2,420,000
Flood 1991 359,976
Storm 2010 260,000
Mass Movement Wet 2010 145,000
Flood 1997 137,418
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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