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Overflowing dams ‘not in danger of collapsing’

​3 August 18 -  Although 36 dams are overflowing after weeks of heavy rain, they are not in danger of collapsing, said U Kyi Wai, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Management Department. He said the dams were built so that when they are full, the extra water is channelled by a spillwa...
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Myanmar: Tens of thousands displaced as floods wreak havoc

​2 August 18 -  At least 12 killed and up to 148,386 people are currently taking refuge in 327 temporary camps across the country. At least 12 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in Myanmar after monsoon rains caused flooding across the country, officials said. "Among the 12...
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Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management

​2 August 18 - Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources. Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meet...
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Bilin River is still under watch despite water-level falls under danger mark

​1 August 18 -  Although the water level of the Bilin River has subsided below its danger level in the Mon State and some big vehicles can be driven on the road, the authorities are still observing the situation. The Mon State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker Dr Aung Naing Oo, who assisted in the st...
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National Natural Disaster Management Committee gives advice, conducts regional rescue operations

​31 July 18 -  The National Natural Disaster Management Committee has advised residents of Hpa-an Township and people living in lowlands near the river in Madauk to move to areas safe from floods, and for people living in lowlands and near the river in Thabaung Township to exercise caution. The...
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Floods affect Mon, Kayin, Taninthayi and Bago

​31 July 18 -  Basic commodities prices have increased in flood-stricken Mon and Kayin states as well as Taninthayi and Bago regions, sources said. Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement claim that there are 25,050 people from 5,302 family households at 67 flood relief camps in Kay...
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More than 100,000 forced to flee homes in Myanmar floods

​31 July 18 -  Ten people have been killed and more than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes after days of heavy monsoon rains flooded villages in central and southern Myanmar, according to government officials. The Burmese National Disaster Management Committee has urged residents nea...
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Five dead, nearly 100,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

30 July 18 - ​ At least five people have been killed and over 95,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by widespread flooding in seven states and regions during the past week, the Disaster Management Department said. It said two people died in the floods in Magwe, and one each in Tani...
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At least 5 killed, 54,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

​29 July 18  -  Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy monsoon rains continue to batter the Mekong region. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland ...
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Flood causes traffic jam in Yangon-Mawlamyaing expressway

​28 July 18 -  Authorities have imposed a temporary ban for two days to use Yangon Mawlamyaing expressway in Belin Township as some portions of the road is submerged under water, announced Mon State government on July 27. Traffic jam is heavy in the portions of the road passing through the town...
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Floods force thousands from homes in southeast Myanmar

​28 July 18 -  Floodwaters have forced thousands from their homes in southeast Myanmar, local police said Friday, as authorities and volunteers scrambled to provide food and aid to the victims. Heavy monsoon rains have pounded Kayin State, Mon State and Bago Region in recent days and show no si...
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Save our mangrove forests

​27 July 18 - Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate that up to 67 per cent of mangroves have been lost to date, and nearly all unprotected mangroves could perish over the next 100 years. On this day of International Day for the Conservat...
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National Disaster Management Committee sends aid to flood-stricken areas in Mon, Kayin states

​27 July 18 - U Soe Aung, the secretary of the National Disaster Management Committee who is also the Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, travelled to flood-stricken areas in Mon and Kayin states on 24 July with his contingent to provide humanitarian aid and meet with v...
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Be ready to prevent water-borne diseases in flood-hit areas

27 July 18 - ​This is peak dengue season, and we need to remain vigilant after floods to prevent the outbreak of mosquito-borne disease. Flooding in some parts of Myanmar has forced local people to move to temporary shelters and makeshift after rising waters inundated low-lying areas. The victi...
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Torrential rain causes flooding in Mon

​25 July 18 -  Torrential rain has caused flooding in Belin, Thaton and Yay townships in Mon State starting from July 22. A total of 1,022 people from 259 family households are now sheltering temporarily at nine flood relief camps in Belin Township, according to Belin Township General Administr...
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