On 2 May 2008 Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar affecting approximately 2.4 million people and killing over 130,000 people.
CARE has worked in Myanmar for over 15 years, and has 500 staff members based there. An additional 300 staff were deployed after the cyclone struck.
In the cyclone’s immediate aftermath, CARE provided emergency relief to tens of thousands of families affected by the cyclone. This included temporary shelter, food, water and sanitation.
In the months that followed this initial response, CARE provided support to many of the same families to recover their livelihoods and to build their resilience to future disasters. Some of these families are still displaced and living in camps, while others have been able to return home and rebuild.
CARE continues to support vulnerable people in Myanmar, to improve their health, livelihoods and capacity to cope with future disasters.
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