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Monsoon flooding in Myanmar forces over 25,000 people to flee their homes

27 July 2020 - Source: Mizzima - Monsoon flooding forced over 25,000 people to leave their homes in Myanmar's regions and states, an official of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua on Saturday. "As of Thursday, there are only 78 shelters left, accommodating over ...
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Water from Ayeyawady embankment collapse in Amarapura under control, over 13,400 affected by flood

22 July 2020 - Source: Eleven Media Group - Although the floods caused by the broken embankment on the bank of the Ayeyawady River near Shwege Sewage Pumping Station in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, is now under control, the number of affected local people has reached over 13,400. A leak...
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Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects renovation of embankment and strand road in Amarapura

22 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee, inspected the control of Ayeyawady River flood- waters caused by damages to the embankment near Shwe Gae wastewater treatment facility ...
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Weak monsoon wind makes less rain in Myanmar

16 July 2020 - Eleven Myanmar - Weak monsoon winds will make less rain in Myanmar for the next three days and the danger of river flooding is not imminent, said Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). More rain is still expected to pour in southern and no...
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Ensuring flood season does not worsen spread of COVID-19 is a must

15 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - With flood season on the horizon, local authorities are preparing to face the dual challenge of COVID-19 and floods in their respective regions. The swollen Ayeyawady River inaundated low-lying areas in Myitkyina and Waigmaw in Kachin State o...
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Ayeyarwady water level rising in Shwegu and Katha

15 July 2020 - Source: Mizzima - The water level in Ayeyarwady River is rising in Shwegu Township, Kachin State and Katha Town in Sagaing Region. Director General of Meteorology and Hydrology Department, Kyaw Moe Oo, said and was reaching danger levels. 13 village-tracts and 6,143 acres of farm...
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Kachin State flood victims get relief assistance

13 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement along with governmental officials from Kachin State provided relief aids to flood victims in Kachin State yesterday. The flood water from the Ayeyawady inundated low-lying are...
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Floods hit low-lying wards in Myitkyina

13 July 2020 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Low-lying wards in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, are flooded as the water level of Ayeyawady River has reached 1,046 cm after the incessant heavy downpours in northern Myanmar. On 12 July, the natural disaster preparedness committee evacuated 107 popu...
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Water flows into lower areas of Kani

11 July 2020 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Water is covered some villages located in lower areas in Kani Township, Sagaing Region since the evening of July 9 as water level in Chindwin River is increased, sources said. "Lower areas of Sinthay, Kyarmaw, Shwemyinmo, and Kachin villages are covered w...
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ကမ္ဘာ့ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလွဲလာမူ့သည် (၂၀၁၀)ခုနှစ်ဝှန်းကျင်ကစ၍ သိသိသာသာပြောင်းလွဲလာသည် အပူချိန်ပျမ်းမျှ (၃) ဒီဂရီ ဆဲလ်ဆီးရပ်စ်ခန့် အနေအထားမှာရှိနေပြီ။ မိုးရွာသွန်းမူ့သည်လည်း မမှန်ကန်၊မမျှတတော့၊ မိုးများသည့်နေရာမိုးများ၊ မိုးခေါင်သည့်နေရာမိုးခေါင်၊ မိုးခေါင်‌တော့ရေရှား၊ မိုးများသည့်နေရာရေလျှံ စသည...
Yangon presented with a flood hazard model

Yangon presented with a flood hazard model

07 June 2020 - Source: Mizzima A consortium of partners led by Royal Haskoning DHV from the Netherlands and that includes HKV consultants, Joy Brothers Engineering and Water Bridge Myanmar, presented a Flood Hazard Model (FHM) to representatives of YCDC last week, according to Thura Swiss. Funded by...
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Yangon floods, and litter bugs

05 June 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times This year's monsoon has already reached across half of Myanmar, with last month's Cyclone Amphan also dumping hundreds of millimeters of rain across Eastern India and Bangladesh. Though the rainy days have been far and few between, the city is already witnessing ...
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Mandalay disaster response team to work with other groups in the north

20 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Mandalay Disaster Response Team has joined forces with other charitable groups in northern Myanmar to strengthen its ability to respond to emergencies in the region and neighbouring areas. The organisation was formed in 2016 with members of more than 20 charit...
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Disasters in 2019 highlight need for comprehensive mitigation programme

Myanmar can't escape from natural hazards, with earthquakes, landslides and floods claiming lives and destroying billions of kyat in property and crops. 20 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - People here are no strangers to earthquakes, with several destructive tremors shaking the country every year. T...
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Myanmar at risk from worsening climate crisis

14 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - The risks of climate change to Myanmar were discussed at a seminar for MPs organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Naypyitaw this week. The event held on September 9 gave MPs from seven Hluttaw committees a chance to discuss the issue with three ...

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