American Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Data Center Description
On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept across southern Myanmar, with high winds, heavy rain and flood water claiming thousands of lives and damaging hundreds of thousands of homes.
This is the worst storm to hit Asia since 1991 when 143,000 people died Bangladesh, and the worst to hit Myanmar since 1926 when 2,700 people were killed.
The cyclone impacted more than 2.4 million people, many of whom still need assistance, including shelter, food, clean water and protection against disease.