Myanmar (Burma)

    Six months after deadly Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar, leaving around 140,000 dead or missing and some 800,000 homeless, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported that emergency relief efforts are on track, but vital support is still needed for the country's medium to long-term recovery. While planning for longer-term solutions, the agency has helped nearly 400,000 children in 2,500 schools in the devastated country by providing essential learning kits, school kits for teachers and psychological training to help children cope with the trauma of the cyclone. (UN News Service)

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