On 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar. The disaster left over 130,000 people dead or missing and another 2.4 million people were affected. In the low-lying delta region, entire towns and villages were wiped out, crops ruined, water sources contaminated and livelihoods destroyed.
In the first year after Cyclone Nargis devastated southern Myanmar, members of the Humanitarian Coalition provided assistance to over a million people affected by this disaster. They continued to support families and children in areas hardest hit by the storm, working to improve their lives and well-being through education, health, clean water, sanitation, shelter, nutrition and livelihoods programs.