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29 Mar 2016 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Torrential rains in July/August 2015 triggered by Cyclone Komen brought devastating damages to 12 of 14 states/regions in Myanmar, leaving more than one hundred people dead, cumulatively 400,000 households displaced, 1,000,000 acres of farmland damaged due to floods and landslides.

After the emergency phase, in which Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) distributed solar lanterns in the affected villages, PWJ implemented recovery assistance in Magway Region, Ayeyarwady Region, and Kayin State during September 2015 – January 2016

15 Sep 2015 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Expanding on the recent response to flood victims in Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State, which began in September, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has commenced a new project in Magway Region to support severely affected communities in rebuilding their lives after the worst flooding the country has seen in decades.

09 Sep 2015 description
report Peace Winds Japan

From emergency to recovery

The floods and landslides that occurred nationwide in July and August have left 117 people dead and more than 1.6 million people displaced. With the water having begun receding in most areas, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), following the emergency distribution of solar lanterns in the flooded area early in August, is embarking on recovery assistance with the aim that the affected communities will regain normalcy as soon as possible.

Ayeyarwady Region, the hardest hit

09 Feb 2015 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Village suffering from water shortage

Ta Ka Yar West Village, in Kayin State of the southeastern part of Myanmar, is situated near the Donner Mountain Range, which borders with Thailand. It is relatively a small village with the total population of 644 people (133 households).