Myanmar: 2019 Rapid Situation Monitoring in Flood Affected Communities in Bago, Kachin, Kayin, Mon and Tanintharyi

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Rapid Situation Monitoring

  • RSM aimed to monitor the food security and livelihood situation among flooded affected communities by heavy rains and floods (July 2019) in 5 states and regions

  • Approximately 83,000 people were displaced due to the first round of flooding in Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay Sagaing and Rakhine. The second round of flooding brought heavier rains, resulting in a worsening flood situation, which by 14 August 2019 had displaced an additional 147,000 people in Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, Kayin, Mon,
    Tanintharyi and Yangon.

  • RSM undertaken between 20 Sept – 5 Oct 2019. It is based on Focus Group (FG) discussions with village authorities in 66 villages plus 435 households (HH) interviewed in 15 townships of 5 states and regions (see map).

  • The most affected areas were townships in Mon and Kayin, where floods damaged croplands, shelters, water and sanitation facilities, other infrastructures

  • Small-holder farmers, casual laborers, female headed households, and households with children seem to be the groups most vulnerable to the flood impacts

  • The RSM was carried out by the government of Myanmar, FAO and WFP