DRR-Team is looking for three or four experts for a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in mid-August. These floods caused the displacement of more than 110,000 persons, and more than 70 people were killed in a landslide. The mission will focus on the Bilin and Lower Thanlwin rive...
05 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A ceremony to accept donations from the Road and Bridge B.O.T Entrepreneurs Association to provide aid to flood-affected regions was held at the Vice President's meeting hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.Vice President U Henry ...
05 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Strong winds, heavy rain, flash floods and landslides brought about by the monsoon season that started on June 25 have killed 91 people, and injured another 65, the Disaster Management Department said on Wednesday. More than 200,000 people have been displaced by f...
04 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Floods brought on by torrential rain have damaged 9,897 acres out of 81,523 acres of monsoon paddy cultivated in four townships of Myeik District, including Taninthayi Township, in the current fiscal year, according to the Myeik District Agriculture ...
02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Heavy rain caused floods damaging roads, bridges and houses in the vicinity of Taung Nyo dam in the east of Natalin Township, Tharyarwaddy District, Bago Region.The floods left damage worth of over K42 millions and houses affecting 50 people in the t...
02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The National Disaster Management Committee yesterday provided relief to flood victims and rice seeds to farmers to aid re-planting efforts on flood-affected fields in Taninthayi Township.At a meeting held for flood victims at the Taninthayi Town Hall...
30 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The past five years have been the hottest on record in the Asia-Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across the region, cascading into slow onset disasters such as drought. Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones in new, unprepared parts of ...
29 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of international and local scientists have announced the discovery of previously unknown species of freshwater mussels in Myanmar. The discovery of four new freshwater mussel species and four new subspecies was recently announced by a team from the wildlife...
Saltwater intrusion caused largely by climate change is pushing indigenous farmers in the lower Ayeyarwady Delta region and surrounding coastal area to migrate to higher land in the upper Ayeyarwady Delta and abandoned their professions. By KYAW NYUNT LINN | MYANMAR WATER PORTAL Intrusion occurs whe...
27 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - To prevent farmland flooding, more than K9 billion will be needed to repair creeks and ditches that have silted up, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation. Creeks and ditches that have silted up cause water levels in rivers to rise, so...
25 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Every year Myanmar faces serious problems with flooding and this year Mon State was particularly badly hit by flooding and landslides, incidents that killed many people. It was with this in mind that the Myanmar Cartoonist Association organized and sponsored a cartoon e...
24 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier MyanmarA community forestry scheme introduced by the military junta has allowed some communities to preserve traditional livelihoods, but heavy-handed government control and bureaucratic delays have stymied potential progress.​ By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIER WHEN CHARCOAL ...
​Government officials announced on Monday that 82 people have been killed and about 200,000 displaced by landslides and flooding in Myanmar since June 25. Another 49 people were injured. 20 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mon State was the worst-hit area in the country, said an official from the De...
Several weeks of heavy monsoon rains in August 2019 swamped Burma (Myanmar) and southern and western India, unleashing destructive floods and landslides. Above-average monsoon rainfall caused rivers and streams to overflow their banks, while destabilizing hillsides in several regions. The annual mon...
16 Aug 19 - Source - Myanmar Times - After hearing a rumbling rolling "boom" for five seconds, all the houses, including those of U Khin Maung and his neighbours, were engulfed in stones, rocks and mud. As he came out of his house after hearing the noise, he saw a pile of mud cover his neighbour's h...

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