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Saturday 8 January 2005

Myanmar Tsunami Assistance Coordination Group

The Tsunami Assistance Coordination Group met to consolidate the findings of the different assessment and verification missions undertaken throughout the affected areas of Myanmar. The Coordination Group was set up at the onset of the disaster and is chaired by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The group concluded that Myanmar has been largely spared from the destructive forces of the earthquake and subsequent Tsunami, and that the initial emergency needs have been met by the Government and by the aid community. The group’s assessment of the scale of impact is in line with the Government’s own findings. The group confirms a death toll of 60-80, and estimates the longer-term affected population at 10-15,000, of whom 5-7,000 are directly affected.

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