Myanmar: Flood and Cyclone Snapshot (16 September 2015)

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Heavy rains since June 2015 have caused floods and landslides in several parts of Myanmar. On 30 July, Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh, bringing strong winds and additional heavy rains to Myanmar. This resulted in widespread flooding across 12 of the country's 14 states and regions, temporarily displacing over 1.6 million people.
Humanitarian and development partners are supporting the government to address the immediate humanitarian needs of 580,000 people and to support the recovery of all flood-affected communities. Continued support is needed to help people rebuild their livelihoods, especially in rural areas where vast areas of farmland were destroyed. The Government of Myanmar is leading response and recovery efforts with support from national and international partners.

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