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From Tsunami to Cyclone: IRC's Emergency Response [Audio]
July 9, 2008 by The IRC
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|On May 2, Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar, destroying hundreds of villages, killing up to 200,000 people, and displacing more than 2 million others. Within days, an IRC emergency response team was on the ground distributing supplies to the most vulnerable survivors, providing shelter materials, clothing, mosquito nets, and water containers. In a special briefing Gordon Bacon, IRC's emergency coordinator stationed in Myanmar, and Greg Beck, IRC's regional director for Asia & Caucasus describe the IRC's swift response and how emergency preparedness can save countless lives when disaster strikes.Scott Pelley, award-winning journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent moderates the discussion. Listen l Read the transcript [PDF]|
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