Kalay, 2 Aug — Weeks of heavy rain has caused rivers and creeks to swell in Sagaing Region, flooding some townships in the upper reach of the Chindwin river, officials said.
It has been pouring with rain in the region since 22 July, prompting local authorities to open 11 relief camps in flooded areas to provide emergency aid including healthcare services to thousands of victims.
Floodwater has submerged tens of thousands of acres of farmland, causing extensive damage to people’s property, transport and irrigation facilities, with telecommunication circuits breaking down.
Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Aug — Vice President U Nyan Tun, together with Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army)
Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Min Naung and officials, left Kalay for Haka in Chin State by Tatmadaw helicopter on Sunday morning.
The vice president and party were welcomed by Chief Minister U Hone Ngai of Chin State and officials.
The vice president met with local people at Haka Baptist Church.
NyaungU, 1 Aug— Under the supervision of township authorities, 100 police, firefighters and local residents rescued flood victims Friday from Hselan village in NyaungU Township with the use of six motorboats and two vehicles.
The flood victims are being accommodated at relief camps opened at four monasteries in the village.
Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Aug— The Air Force transported clothing, towels and soap from Nay Pyi Taw airport to flood-affected Rakhine State on Friday in an emergency relief operation.
More than K5,954,000 worth of supplies were transported in the airlift organized by the Department of Relief and Resettlement under the guidance of the National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee.
The department also sent K24,195,000 worth of tarpaulins, clothes and family kits in an airlift from Mingaladon International Airport.—MNA
Minbu, 1 Aug — Overflow of Mann and Mone creeks in Minbu District, Magway Region, caused flash flooding in Minbu, Pwintbyu and Sedoktara townships as of 29 July.
Flood victims from Letpantaw and Layeindan villages in Minbu Township were evacuated to safe places by Mottama-6 Z-craft of Mann oil field on 31 July.
Magway Region Chief Minister U Phone Maw Shwe and officials supervised rescue and relief works after visiting Minbu, Pwintbyu, Sedoktara, Salin and Yenangyoung townships on Saturday.
Kalay, 1 Aug — President U Thein Sein promised that the government would make utmost efforts to provide aid to flood victims across the country during his visit Friday to flood-hit Kalay, Sagaing Region.
He also stressed the need for cooperation between local people, non-governmental organizations and governmental departments in providing relief to the flood victims in Kalay District.
Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Sunday 8/2/2015 - 19:29 GMT | by Nan Tin HTWE
The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar caused by days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours heaped misery on thousands across the region.
At least 27 people have been killed and more than 150,000 affected by flooding in Myanmar in recent days, with the government declaring the four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar "national disaster-affected regions".
Mandalay, 31 July — Social organizations, concerned citizens and the Mandalay Region government recently provided cash and emergency supplies to flood evacuees at relief camps in NyaungU,
Singu, Madaya, Thabeikkyin and Mogok townships, where heavy rains have caused flash flooding since 24 July.
The region government donated cash and relief supplies worth more than K133 million, including construction materials.
Myanaung, 30 July — A tornado damaged more than 30 households Wednesday including one religious building worth K23.5 million in Ayeyawady Region, village-tract Administrator U Zaw Moe reported.
The tornado hit Nandawgyun Village in Maekhinchaung Village-tract in Myanaung Township of the region around 1:45 pm and lasted roughly five minutes.
There are 87 households in the village, with residents also facing flooding from the Ayeyawady River. Evacuees are being accommodated at a relief camp in the compound of the basic education school in the village.
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Update on recent flood affected areas According to figures from the Government’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) and figures from local authorities in areas visited by recent inter-agency assessment missions, between 67,000 and 110,000 people were severely affected by recent floods throughout the country, particularly in the Sagaing region, and Kachin and Shan states. According to RRD, 21 people died in July as a result of the floods.
In the central Burmese township of Kawlin, volunteers are working around the clock to save villagers from swelling floodwaters.
The village tract has been one of the hardest hit, as rain continues to pound flood-drenched Burma.
Twenty have been killed across the country, according to the Burmese government’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
MANDALAY — Burma’s flood-ravaged northern regions are bracing for another deluge, after the Department of Meteorology warned of possible heavy rains due to a storm in the Bay of Bengal.
The announcement, issued by the department on Monday, warned that the storm was gaining strength and was expected to lead to torrential rain in several locations across the country.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Kawlin, 27 July — Sagaing Region Minister for Transport U Aung Zaw Oo and officials at the weekend provided food, purified drinking water and clothes to flood victims in Inbintha village-tract, Kawlin Township.
The village-tract had inundated by floodwaters caused by heavy rain on 16 July. While meeting with flood victims in Kathitkon village, the minister called for farmlands to be ploughed when flooding recedes.
Township medical officer Dr Khin Maung Than spoke about common diseases in rainy season and treatment for snake-bite patients.
Heavy seasonal rainfall on 14-19 Jul caused flooding in Sagaing Region.
On 23 Jul, the Government's Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported that some 70,000 people were affected by the floods in 11 townships, with nine fatalities and over 12,000 houses damaged.
Over 900 boat people rescued off the coast of Myanmar during May
New government-led initiative to improve living conditions for IDPs in Rakhine
Floods in Rakhine State
Access to education expanded in Rakhine but major gaps remain, especially for adolescents
More young children in Rakhine will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition
Four years on, major humanitarian needs remain for 100,000 IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states
Mandalay, 22 July— Mandalay-based philanthropic associations recently donated food, clothes and medicine for flood victims in Sagaing Region.
Torrential rains caused flooding in Katha and Shwebo districts, with dams overflowing and submerging roads.
The Panpyothumyar philanthropic association in Chanayethazan Township donated K12 million worth of foodstuffs, as well as more than K5 million in cash to flood victims.
The May May philanthropic association donated foods and candles worth K1.6 million.
Tin Maung (Mandalay)