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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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Over 5,000 flood victims confirmed in Tanintharyi

​23 July 18 - T he number of flood victims has reached over 5,000 until July 21 in at least 15 villages of Tanintharyi Township, Myeik District, Tanintharyi Region. Tanintharyi Township Natural Disaster Information Committee confirmed the number by collecting the names of people who reached rel...
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Floods, crop damage under-scores need for insurance

6 July 18 - Due to heavy rainfall during the month of June, more than half a million acres of farming land was flooded and some 250,000 acres totally destroyed as at June 29, said U Myo Tint Tun, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). That u...
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Hpakant flooding sweeps hundreds of houses in downtown wards

​3 July 18 -  Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State. The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations...
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Airport in eastern Myanmar temporarily closed due to flooding

​28 June 18 -  The Tachilek Airport in Shan state of eastern Myanmar has been temporarily closed due to flooding after heavy rainfall hit the area since Tuesday night, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday. The rain water flooded a runway of the airport, forcing the airport...
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Officials provide boats, food, cash during Mon State flood

​23 June 18 -  Heavy rains poured down in Mawlamyine without interruption starting from the evening of 16 June until the morning of 17 June, causing water flowing into the wards to rapidly rise to five-and-a-half feet or six feet. Residents had to be moved to higher ground and given shelte...
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Water floods paddy fields in Hintada district

22 June 18 - Torrential rain flooded more than 74,000 acres of paddy fields and roads in Hintada district, Ayeyawady region. Sources claimed that water receded from over 43,000 acres of paddy fields in six townships in the district now. "The heavy downpour made flooding worse in addition to inu...
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June floods kill 19, displace over 10,000

​20 June 18 -  The strong monsoon that has pummeled the country with heavy rain since last week has claimed the lives of 19 people while displacing more than 10,000 families across the country, a Department of Disaster Management official told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday. Regions and states af...
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"I thought the training would be easy. But …"

​20 June 18 -  To continue helping villages in Maubin Township in Southwest Myanmar, the CWS team once again worked with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (www.cawst.org) further strengthen sanitation in flood-prone villages where CWS has been partnering with families fo...
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Worst flooding in 40 years hits Mon State, hundreds evacuated

​18 June 18 -  Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes on Sunday after floods swept Mawlamyine and other townships in Mon State after hours of heavy rain, government officials and rescuers said. The flood occurred before dawn in Mawlamyine, and a landslide was also reported on Ngawun...
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Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

​18 June 18 -  Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar's southern Mon State are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend, with n...
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Shelter camps prepared in Sidoktaya city in Magwe

​15 June 18 -  Local authorities in Sidoktaya township in Magwe Region will prepared temporary shelters or set up camps if flooding due to heavy rain hits the town though it has not yet happened. The water levels of Mone dam near Sidoktaya city and Kyi Ohn Kyi Wa dam, about 20 miles south of Mo...
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Floods leave a path of destruction across Burma

​14 June 18 -  Flash flooding continues to wreak havoc across Burma this week claiming three lives and leaving a path of destruction. Three people have been killed in the floods in Magwe Division, central Burma and an estimated 8000 people across the country have lost their homes or experienced...
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