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19 Sep 1997 description

Myanmar's worst floods for decades have killed at least 13 people and affected more than 360,000 people. The Myanmar Red Cross Society, with Federation support, has launched a relief operation that will immediately assist 55,000 of the most vulnerable by providing basic relief supplies and will later help 1,000 families rebuild their homes.

18 Sep 1997 description

Ref:DHAGVA - 97/0514
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The UN Resident Coordinator in Yangon informs that the UN Disaster Management Team (UNDMT) has returned from a field mission to the Mon State to assess the impact of the recent floods and to identify priority needs for the affected population in the area.

Situation in Mon State

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12 Sep 1997 description

Myanmar's worst floods for decades have killed at least 13 people and affected more than 360,000
people. The Myanmar Red Cross Society, with Federation support, has launched a relief operation
that will immediately assist 55,000 of the most vulnerable by providing basic relief supplies and will
later help 1,000 families rebuild their homes.
Heavy monsoon rains in the last month resulted in extensive flooding of low lying areas along rivers in
northern and southern parts of the country. Workers from different Red Cross branches have been

09 Sep 1997 description

appeal no. 13/97 situation report no. 1 period covered: 1st to 8 September 1997

04 Sep 1997 description

Weekly News
Myanmar's worst floods for decades have killed at least 13 people and affected more than 360,000 people. The Myanmar Red Cross Society, with Federation support, has launched a relief operation that will immediately assist 55,000 of the most

03 Sep 1997 description
report World Vision

World Vision has begun relief efforts in the wake of the worst flooding seen in Myanmar in over
50 years. Aided by more than 200 volunteers who were recruited from churches around the capital Yangon
and briefed over the weekend, this week World Vision staff plan to provide some 18,000 flood victims
with rice, oil, mosquito nets, blankets, and sarongs.
The distributions are slated to take place in Bago at 13 relief camps set up by government officials
and senior monks at monastery and pagoda compounds. Most of those seeking shelter at the camps are

30 Aug 1997 description

Myanmar: Floods appeal no: 13
THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,015,000 IN CASH AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 55,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR 6 MONTHS

Summary

Extensive flooding along Myanmar's main rivers is affecting at least 360,000 people. The Myanmar
Red Cross Society (MRCS), with Federation support, is preparing to launch a relief operation that
will immediately assist 50,000 of the most vulnerable by providing basic relief supplies and then

26 Aug 1997 description

APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

25 Aug 1997 description

The Australian Government today announced a contribution of $50 000 in emergency assistance to help cope with recent monsoonal flooding in Burma.

The flooding has caused widespread loss of life and displaced thousands of people from their homes.

Heavier than usual monsoon rains have led to flooding throughout Burma causing the deaths of up to 100 people and extensive damage to houses, livestock and agricultural equipment.

Although flood waters are now receding, serious health problems remain and Australia's aid will purchase medicines, rice, clothing, blankets, mosquito nets …

22 Aug 1997 description

The Disaster
Incessant monsoon rains from the last week of July 1997 to the third week of August, compounded
by the especially high tides, resulted in extensive flooding of the low lying areas along the rivers,
Chindwin, Ayeyarwaddy, Sittaung and Thanlwin (Salween) rivers.
Floods have been reported in Sagaing, Magwe, Ayeyarwaddy, Bago Divisions and the MON,
Kachin and Shan State (North) and the Rakhine States. In the hilly regions flash floods have caused
immense damage, washing away human dwellings with considerable loss of property (though with

19 Aug 1997 description

The Disaster
The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) reports that the current monsoon rains have
caused almost all the major rivers in Myanmar to rise above the danger level, creating
widespread flooding. The floods have affected many small villages and driven
hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Red Cross/Red Crescent Action

Local Red Cross volunteers are assisting the authorities in providing relief. They also
collect cooked food from families unaffected by the disaster and distribute it to those

31 Jul 1997 description

I. INTRODUCTION

As Myanmar is formally admitted to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it shows no sign of improving its human rights performance, despite hopes placed on the policy of constructive engagement by its regional partners. At the end of May 1997 ASEAN announced that Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia would be admitted as full members at their late July ministerial meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.