02 May '11, 11am

Myanmar three years on since Cyclone Nargis

Myanmar three years on since Cyclone Nargis

MYANMAR: It has been three years since Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, leaving more than 140,000 people dead in its wake. Survivors are rebuilding their lives, but aid groups said their recovery does not mean they should be forgotten. "Psychologically you could say they are better than three years ago but they are still very sad. A lot of the students that i've met, they still wake up in the middle of the night, crying for their parents," said Plan Asia regional communications specialist Ms Warisara Sornpet. Plan is one of the few international aid agencies working in Myanmar. It is focused on child-centred community development, and has built 51 schools for the devastated communities. Ms Warisara said: "The aim is not just to build back but to build back better. "The new schools are stronger and disaster resilient than the old schools and will save a lot more lives. And also,...

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