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North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season

a year later

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which cyclone was expected to hit Myanmar last month?

a. Bijli

b. Nargis

c. Nwei

d. Irrawaddy

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009, 12:00am

Aid workers fear for future of 1m young cyclone victims

Plight of the 'Nargis Generation' a challenge on all fronts

One month after a cyclone ravaged Myanmar, we examine the long-term impact on the Nargis Generation - the children who may have been scarred forever by their ordeal

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Myanmar must be remembered amid the post-quake generosity

Paul Pun Chi-meng director of Caritas Macau

Grass-roots people in Macau are dipping into their savings more generously than ever to help the quake victims in Sichuan .

In the past 10 days, Caritas Macau has witnessed heart-warming donations unseen in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami or the Myanmar cyclone.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Go home now, junta orders stunned cyclone refugees

Military gives desperate families until tomorrow to move on

For the homeless in the Myanmese town of Kyauktan, tomorrow looms as a day that could be as terrifying as the one when Cyclone Nargis struck 16 days ago.

19 May 2008 - 12:00am

Tale of babies' survival boosts spirits

Unicef keen to keep 2,000 cyclone orphans out of clutches of child-smuggling gangs

The remarkable tale of two babies who survived Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar has thrown the spotlight on the plight of an estimated 2,000 orphans in the Irrawaddy delta, a South China Morning Post reporter explains from Yangon. The reporter's identity has been concealed for his safety.

17 May 2008 - 12:00am

Aid for Myanmar waylaid just 3km across the border

Convoy is met by sleepy officials in no rush to help cyclone victims

It was supposed to be a moment of hope, a breakthrough in the troubled international aid effort for the hundreds of thousands of Myanmese victims of Cyclone Nargis.

13 May 2008 - 12:00am

NGO ranks ground scene worse than 2004 tsunami

The scene on the ground in Myanmar is far worse than Sri Lanka 48 hours after the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 and the lasting impact is likely to be worse than that disaster's impact on Sumatra.

That is the chilling assessment of World Vision's Australian chief, Reverend Tim Costello, who arrived in Myanmar on Thursday.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

World fails to unite on crisis in Myanmar

The declaration by Myanmar's generals that they want aid, not aid workers, draws a line in the sand in their continuing brinkmanship with the international community.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news


Cyclone Sidr has killed more than 3,000 people and millions are now homeless.


In Bangladesh. Southern Bangladesh is hit every year by cyclones and floods, but cyclone Sidr was one of the most destructive storms to hit the country in a century.


21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Typhoons renamed to ensure better nature

They wrought such terror and destruction their names will never be heard again.

2 Mar 2004 - 12:00am