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