It is the worst catastrophe in Haiti's history: on January 12, a devastating earthquake struck near the capital, Port-au-Prince, killing thousands of people.
The International Red Cross has said that 3 million people--nearly a third of Haiti's population--will need food, water and shelter for months to come.
The last year and a half has been an interesting time in Myanmar (the country formerly known as Burma). First, in September 2007 there were mass protests led by Buddhist monks. Then, in May of last year, cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, the country’s most populous area and its agricultural heartland.