Needs are still great for Myanmar’s cyclone victims, says UN-backed group

A review of the progress made to date to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of Cyclone Nargis has found that while relief efforts are ongoing, they need to be stepped up, especially to ensure food security, a United Nations-backed group said today.

Myanmar’s post-cyclone recovery efforts focus of UN-backed expert meeting

Participants at a United Nations-backed meeting that wrapped up today in Bangkok have agreed that the need to “build back better” and a focus on disaster risk reduction should be key elements of the post-Cyclone Nargis recovery process in Myanmar.

UN relief wing hails private sector support to aid appeals after Myanmar cyclone

Private sector donors have emerged as a vital contributor to international appeals for aid after last month’s devastating cyclone in Myanmar, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

UN food chief urges more funding to support aid work after Myanmar cyclone

The head of the United Nations food agency today called for greater support for its growing relief operations in Myanmar in the wake of last month's devastating cyclone after wrapping up a two-day visit to the country's hardest-hit areas.

Mozambique asks for UN food assistance in wake of deadly cyclone

The Mozambican Government has asked the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide emergency assistance for one month to 60,000 people in the north of the country who are still suffering from the impact made by Cyclone Jokwe earlier this month.

Mozambique: UN agencies begin relief efforts following deadly cyclone

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are spearheading the world body’s relief efforts in northern and central Mozambique, where Cyclone Jokwe struck the coast at the weekend with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour.