Flood relief donation at Daw Khin Kyi foundation 10 Aug 2016


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NHN donates MMK 2,200,000 to Daw Khin Kyi Foundation today as flood relief funds to be used in its current flood relief operations in Burma.

Heavy monsoon rain since the beginning of June 2016 causes widespread flooding in seven States/Regions of Myanmar(Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Kachin, Ayeyarwady, Mon and Bago), affecting at least 234,000 people have been displaced from their homes, according to the figures released by the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD).

Heavy rain affected Sagaing region causing floods and casualties. Local media reported two people dead due to a landslide, 4 000 homes damaged, several bridges damaged and traffic disruptions in the district of Katha, as of 10 June. (ECHO, 10 Jun 2016)
Heavy monsoon rains since the beginning of June caused flooding in five states and regions of Myanmar. According to the initial reports from the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, at least 26,000 people were affected in Ayeyarwady, Bago and Sagaing regions as well as Chin and Rakhine states. A total of 14 deaths were reported from the Union-level Relief and Resettlement Department, media sources and the Rakhine State Government.(UNRC Myanmar, 14 Jun 2016)
On 1 July, heavy rain started across the country, causing flooding and landslides in Rakhine, Sagaing and Kachin. The Rakhine State Government reported that more than 24,306 people were displaced across the four most affected townships – Minbya (13,123), Ann (4,659), Mrauk-U (3,696) and Kyauktaw (2,828 people). (ECHO, 14 Jul 2016)
The Laymyo and Kaladan rivers burst their banks after torrential rain in northern Rakhine and Chin States flooding affected several wards and villages in Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, Minbya and Kyauktaw townships over 5-6 July. (Govt, 7 Jul 2016)
Flood waters began receding in most areas by 15 July, allowing people to begin to return to their villages. In addition to emergency food and water deliveries, work to clean contaminated drinking water ponds began in the region. (ECHO, 18 Jul 2016)
As of 29 July, 15,000 people were displaced due to monsoon flooding in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Kachin and Chin. The Relief and Resettlement Department is facing logistical challenges due to limited road access and flooded rivers in some areas. (ECHO, 1 Aug 2016)

REF : ReliefWeb