Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2009
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- Mizzima: Myanmar: Shortest monsoon in three decades. 8 Sep 2009
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This report covers the period: 1 July to 30 November 2011
Item 70 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/251, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty-fifth session.
The programmes of the Myanmar country plan aim to contribute to the attainment of the Global Agenda goals to:
- Reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.
- Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.
- Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.
- Reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion, and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.
The Myanmar Red …
By Wai Moe
Burma is one of the countries worst affected by extreme weather resulting from climate change, according to a new report that assesses the impact of global warming over a period of nearly two decades.
Published by the Berlin-based climate watchdog Germanwatch on Tuesday, the report, the Global Climate Risk Index, says that Bangladesh, Burma and Honduras were the countries most affected by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008.
The report was launched in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway.
In addition to …
The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) continues to uphold its vision to facilitate community-based activities, led by volunteers - namely in community-based health programming and disaster risk management. The Cyclone Nargis recovery operation continues to be supported by the dedicated effort of MRCS staff and volunteers.
In the context of the Asia Pacific Zone, its demographic, socio-economic and environmental trends, and the Federation's strategic priorities, the Southeast Asia regional secretariat team continues to support the 11 national societies in Southeast Asia. The countries of the region remain vulnerable to health and disaster related risks. Disasters which annually affect the region include cyclones, typhoons, floods and earthquakes.
The Asia Pacific region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters across the region are daunting.
- Climate-related disasters becoming more
* Asia is most disaster-prone continent, report says
* Hard to measure impact of slow-onset crises like drought
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Floods, storms, drought and other climate-related natural disasters drove 20 million people from their homes last year, nearly four times as many as were displaced by conflicts, a new U.N.
by Ni Moe Myint
Rangoon (Mizzima) - For the first time in three decades, the monsoon in Burma will be about 30 days shorter this year, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
The southwest monsoon usually withdraws on or around September 10 in upper Burma and on or around the end of the month in the rest of the country.
The monsoon season usually starts on May 10 in the whole country but this year, the monsoon was late and arrived on May 25.
"This year, the monsoon season started 15 days late and ended 15 days earlier.
by Mizzima News
New Delhi (Mizzima) - Incessant heavy rains have inundated several houses in Laputta Town in Burma's coastal Irrawaddy delta, forcing residents to move to higher ground, locals said.
The torrential rains, which began on Saturday and continued till Monday afternoon, have flooded several quarters including ward no. (10) and Yetaingkone village.
NAY PYI TAW, 26 Aug-According to the 06:30 hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Dokhtawady River at Myitnge is 844 cm. It may reach its danger level 870 cm during the next 48 hours.
NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug - According to the 12:30 hr MST observation today, the water level of the Chindwin River at Homalin is 2905 cm and it has exceeded by 5 cm above its danger level. It may fall below its danger level (2900) cm during the next 48 hours commencing noon today.
And the water level of the Sittoung River at Madauk is 1078 cm and its has exceeded by 8 cm above its danger level. It may fall below its danger level 1070 cm during the next 24 hours commencing noon today.
Aug 20, 2009 (DVB)-Around 10,000 acres of rice paddy fields located alongside one of Burma's major rivers have been destroyed after weeks of heavy rainfall caused extensive flooding in central Burma.
A local living near to the Sittaung river in Bago division told DVB that the river's water level started swelling on 7 August, flooding farmlands in four townships.
"The paddy plants rotted after being underwater for about 10 days.
NAY PYI TAW, 17 Aug - According to the 12.30 hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River at Madauk is 1172 cm and it has exceeded by 102 cm (about 3.5 ft) above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level 1070 cm during the next 72 hours commencing noon today.
YANGON, Jul 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Floods, triggered by torrential rains, have forced over 300 households in Myanmar's two towns in western Rakhine state to evacuate, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday.
The heavy rains, which started early this week, flooded Thandwe and An areas.
Relief measures are being taken for flood victims in the areas, it added.
Meanwhile, according to a flood warning carried in the newspaper, the water level of Myanmar's Thanlwin River at Hpa-an area, the Shwegyin River at Shwegyin area and the Sittoung River at …
NAY PYI TAW, 31 July - According to the (12:30) hr MST observation today, the water level of Thanlwin River at Hpa-an has reached (719) cm.
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By LAWI WENG
An estimated 100 residents in Hpakant Township, also known as Jade Land, in northern Kachin State have been ordered to relocate following a landslide on July 5, according to local residents.
Residents in Hpakant Township said that the municipal authority ordered the relocation due to the huge displacement of soil that surrounded the homes.
A torrential rain caused a landslide on July 5 along the Uru River, residents said, which killed an estimated 70 people. The official death toll was 24 people, according to state-run media.