Myanmar: Earthquake in Shan State Situation Report No. 6

Situation Report
Originally published



On 3 April, the local authorities in Tarlay reported that a total of 836 houses were damaged following the earthquake of 24 March. World Vision reported that two additional primary schools in Tan San village and Maw Twe village of Mong Koe Village Tract were damaged during aftershocks recorded in the region.

Initial findings of a rapid assessment indicate that at least 18,000 people residing in 90 villages are affected by the earthquake. Most of those villages are located in Tarlay and Mong Lin.
On 3 April, the Vice-President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and party visited the affected areas during and provided cash assistance, food and medicines for the affected communities.

On 2 and 3 April, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) led a mission to the affected areas to meet with partners and assess the situation.

The report of the inter-agency/inter-sector assessments in 58 out of 80 targeted villages with a population of 12,513 people reveals the extent of damages and identifies remaining needs of the affected population in Health, Shelter and WASH. The assessments and data collection in remaining villages and areas in North and West of the epicentre are ongoing..

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