WFP Myanmar Flood response (08 August 2018)
WFP is scaling up its efforts to provide cash assistance and cash-for-work assistance in the early recovery stage of flood-affected rural communities. The recovery efforts are planned in coordination with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and the Department of Disaster Management.
Urgent funds are needed as a pipeline break is also expected in late September in normal operations if no new funding is received.
150,000 people displaced since 9 July
50,000 people displaced (as of 5 August)
8 states and regions affected
151 evacuation centers operational (as of 5 August)
Heavy seasonal rains since mid-July have caused severe flooding in 8 states ad regions across Myanmar— Mon and Kayin states; Tanintharyi, Bago, Sagaing, Ayeywaddy and Magway regions; and PyiHtaungSu Region, Naypyitaw.
The worst affected areas are Bago Region, Kayin State and Mon State.
The Government is leading the response, in close cooperation with state and regional authorities, as well as other actors, including humanitarian agencies, civil society organizations and the Military. A number of UN agencies and NGOs have been contacted and have provided support, including WFP.