Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy delta on the south west coast of Myanmar (Burma), Friday, May 2, 2008 in the evening.
With strong winds between 190 and 240 km / h, Nargis caused major damage across the Irrawaddy delta (Ayeyarwaddy).
The disaster made 138,000 dead and missing persons, 40,000 wounded and more than 2.5 million victims on a total population of 50 million inhabitants.
The cause of the disaster is flooding due to waves and breaking caused by the storm surge as evidenced by the city of Yangon (Rangoon), (4 million inhabitants), which was almost completely covered by the waves. The authorities speak of a tsunami.
Nargis swept the whole families livelihoods overnight, flooding 600,000 acres of farmland, killing up to 50% of animals, destroying fishing boats and sweeping away food stocks and agricultural tools.
Mingalaba financed the reconstruction of two schools in the area devasted by Cyclone Nargis.
We continue to support education in the village of Phonyo, giving 90 children the right to education.
We also promote access to medical care for these children and their families by funding transportation to distant medical centers, as well as care and medication.
We have other projects to meet local demands related to education and health
Who are we?
Mingalaba is a Belgian humanitarian organization.
It was born from the will of ordinary travelers affected during their visit to Burma by the needs of an extremely poor population, incredibly self willed and welcoming.
we create and support small very concrete projects leading to education and health
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