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A year after Myanmar’s worst ever cyclone debt-ridden survivors need substantial aid package

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$US 690 million needed to rebuild devastated Delta region
Thursday April 30 – Hundreds of thousands of people who survived Myanmar’s worst-ever cyclone are facing the prospect of being trapped in debt with little prospect of securing further credit or loans and need urgent help from the international community, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

 “One of the many impacts of Cyclone Nargis was that it destroyed almost an entire harvest that farmers and fishermen had already borrowed against before the cyclone hit,” Oxfam Myanmar Country Director Claire Light said.

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