Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 8 August 2019)

12,000 people displaced in the last two days 105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since June Overview Nearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to m...
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Myanmar: Floods Flash Update No. 2 (As of 23 July 2019) [EN/MY]

This update is produced by OCHA Myanmar in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 to 23 July 2019. HIGHLIGHTS Monsoon floods that have affected eight states and regions are estimated to have displaced more than 78,000 people. Where flood waters have receded, evacuatio...
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More than 45,000 people affected by first monsoon flood

22 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Flooding caused by the first monsoon of the season displaced more than 45,000 people, according to a statement issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-Myanmar (OCHA) on Thursday. Flooding has affected Kachin, Rakhine, Mon ...
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Chindwin Basin biodiversity faces serious threats, urgent conservation measures needed, say SEI’s scientists

SEI scientists say Myanmar's rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin's flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources. ​ Written by Rajesh Daniel ​| Stockholm Envrionment I...
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Japanese company to conduct feasibility study on new waste disposal method in Monywa

11 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Japan's Fujita Company will study the feasibility of implementing a new waste disposal system in Monywa in July, said U Thit Htoo Myint, the Director of Sagaing Region's Municipal Committee. "Monywa produces about 150 tons of garbage a day. The curr...
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2019 Photo Contest Winners

20 May 19 - Source: CEPF - Today, International Day for Biological Diversity , we celebrate the incredible biodiversity conservation work of our grantees by announcing the winners of our sixth annual photo contest. We received more entries than ever before and, collectively, they make a powerful sta...
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Storms kill two, displace thousands of people in Sagaing

24 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Two people were killed and about 4000 people were displaced by windstorms that pummelled villages across the country in early April, the Disaster Management Department said. The two fatalities were villagers in Sagaing Region, where over 100 houses were torn apart...
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Biodiversity, people’s livelihoods at risk in Chindwin River Basin

26 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Chindwin River, the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River, is vital to the lives of thousands of communities in Myanmar. Its basin ecosystem offers ecological services and biological diversity that provide the essential needs for six million people, from d...
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Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

​Source -The Third Poles - Local communities in the remote region rely on the river and its biodiversity for their food, fuel and livelihoods, resources that are increasingly under threat. The Chindwin Basin is rich in biodiversity, with almost 47% still under forest cover. Originating in the l...
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Monywa-Homalin water route stops operation due to sandbanks in Chindwin River

​15 Oct 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A water transport route between Monywa and Homalin in Sagaing Region has ceased operating as sandbanks are forming in the Chindwin River, according Inland Water Transport. The transport route jointly launched by Inland Water Transport and a private company st...
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Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

​11 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources. In the district, the areas without access to a dam that have t...
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Feasibility study underway for a transportation in Chindwin River

​10 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - A feasibility study will be made for construction of ships and transportation in Chindwin River with the help from Netherland Government, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Under the Netherland Government's Develop 2 Build Project, a grant a...
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Chindwin River Basin Scenario

​ If I were a storyteller to the future generation about Chindwin River Basin, I would have started to explain about the Chindwin River, wouldn't I? I got the story after interviewing with Than Htway Lwin from Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI). She gave me documents and reports related to biod...
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Chindwin River Basin Organization (Chindwin RBO)

The Chindwin RBO is envisaged to serve as a mechanism for integrated water resources management, ensuring environmentally and socially sustainable  development in this vital river basin.   The Chindwin River is the biggest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. The health of the...
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