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Cyclone Nargis
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2 May 2008

Cyclone Nargis

On 2 May 2008, more than 100,000 men, women and children lost their lives as Cyclone Nargis devastaed the Irrawaddy delta. It should always be remembered as one of the most tragic events in Myanmar history. Many of the poorest families that were affected have still not recovered. But I believe as well that the immediate aftermath of Nargis set in motion certain dynamics that led directly to the positive changes of 2011-2. Nargis should also serve as a wake-up call. Extreme weather events and earthquakes will certainly strike again, within years not decades - not sure if we are much better prepared. (photo credit: Verve Photo)

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