HOPE for the victims of the cyclone Nargis in Myanmar

The deadly tropical cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on 2nd and 3rd May 2008. The regions Irrawaddy and Yangon bore the brunt of the disaster.

The tropical cyclone, packing winds of up to 150 miles (241 km) per hour, slammed into Myanmar. The cyclone devastated houses, hospitals and schools and cut electricity not only in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon. The U.N. estimates that 2.4 million people were affected by Cyclone Nargis and has warned that more than 1 million still need help. Almost 4,000 people were killed and nearly 3,000 others are unaccounted for in a single town after the devastating cyclone.

In cooperation with Hilfswerk der Bayerischen Apotheker e.V. HOPE’87 distributed 2.000.000 water purifying tablets in the Irrawady Delta.

Myanmar has announced that the first phase of the country’s post-disaster restoration work, rescue and relief, has been partially finished and it has now entered the second phase of resettlement and reconstruction. 

More help is still urgently needed.