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12 Nov 2015 description

In July, Myanmar was hit by its worst flooding in decades displacing over one million people. Impacts on agriculture – the backbone of the country’s economy and main source of livelihood for millions of rural poor – were massive.

11 Nov 2015 description

Mandy George, IFRC

Over one hundred days after the floods that killed at least 125 people and displaced over 1.7 million across Myanmar, the waters have finally receded.

Over 2,000 Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteers have provided 71,000 people with emergency relief since the floods and landslides began at the end of July. The worst of the flooding came in the wake of Cyclone Komen, which coupled with torrential rains affected 12 of Myanmar’s 15 states.

10 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 November 2015

Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.

10 Nov 2015 description

Key message

More than 11,000 people still displaced in camps, in Chin State and Sagaing Region, are waiting for a permanent shelter solution.

Disaster overview

09 Nov 2015 description
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An Earth-observing satellite has observed one of the largest landslides not caused by an earthquake that scientists have observed in a decade. The landslide occurred in Chin, a remote state in western Myanmar (Burma), after slow-moving Tropical Storm Komen drenched the area in July 2015.

04 Nov 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Heavy rains caused floods and landslides in several parts of Myanmar since June 2015. On 30 July, Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh, bringing strong winds and additional heavy rains to the country, which resulted in widespread flooding across 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Magway, Mandalay, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan, Yangon). On 31 July, the President declared Chin and Rakhine states, and Magway and Sagaing regions as natural disaster zones.

03 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 2015

Syria: 1 million more people are in need of humanitarian assistance than a year ago, as the total is now at 13.5 million. 6.6 million people are internally displaced, with 120,000 newly displaced in Aleppo, Hama, and Idleb governorates. Shelter, food, and WASH are reported as priority needs for the newly displaced.

02 Nov 2015 description

Date: October 2015

July 2015 Myanmar was strike by the worst flood in the past forty years, affecting twelve of the fourteen states of the country. Unusually heavy monsoon rain coupled with a cyclone led to severe flooding in Myanmar for months, displacing one million seven hundred thousand people and inundated thousands of paddy fields. Government officials in Yangon worked with local Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers to provide rice seeds to 5,106 farmers in the townships of Hmawbi and Taikyi covering 28,906 acres of rice paddies.

27 Oct 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster
  • Latrine reconstruction/rehabilitation continue following flood impact in IDP camps
  • Village flood response focused on pond rehabilitation and distribution of household water filters
  • Collaborations with Education agencies formalised pat month identified to be better operationalised next months
  • Continuous advocacy for integrated latrines with Shelter, in habitat approach defined ending displacement project, now well applied with individual shelters in Kyauktaw township
  • Strongest integration of Wash data related to Maugndaw district Wash
27 Oct 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster
  • Release of a WASH situation monitoring report in 105 camps out a total of 152

  • Release of a first water quality data report undertook by WASH cluster members and including water quality test of 346 water points

  • Follow up the impact on wash situation of clashes in Mansi township that led to the displacement of 208 HHs in three IDPs camps,

  • KAP survey carried out by Shalom in Hpakant area with the support of WASH cluster team and including 407 interviewees

23 Oct 2015 description
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Analysis with Pleiades Data Acquired 16 September 2015 and WorldView-2 Data Acquired 12 January 2013 and 17 October 2015

22 Oct 2015 description
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Analysis with Pleiades Data Acquired 16 September 2015 and WorldView-2 Data Acquired 12 January 2013 and 17 October 2015

22 Oct 2015 description

President U Thein Sein met residents of Kantbalu Township, Sagaing Region, yesterday, offering instructions on measures for regional development, including the re-cultivation of winter crops and repairs to transport infrastructure damaged by recent flooding.

During his inspection tour, the president was accompanied by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and union ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, U Myint Hlaing, U Ohn Myint, Dr Myint Aung, U Kyaw Lwin and U Ye Htut.

21 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods displace 1.6 million people, damage approximately 500,000 houses

  • GoB contributes $21 million for the floods response; UN issues $62 million revised floods response plan

  • USG provides more than $5 million to address flood-related humanitarian needs