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Myanmar: Floods Emergency Situation Report ( No.2)

By United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  •  August 8, 2015

Flood in BurmaAs of 7 August, the Government of Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reports that close to
590,000 people have been severely affected by monsoonal floods across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions
since mid-July. This includes a cumulative number of 122,200 households that have been or remain temporarily
displaced during this period. More than 17 million people live in townships that have been inundated by floods in
July and August, according to RRD. At least 96 people are confirmed to have died in the floods since June.

Assessments continue to provide and validate information. Population figures are changing daily, as some people
are returning to their homes and places of origin, while others are newly displaced as flood waters move southward
to other parts of the country. In the past few days, mass displacement and pre-emptive evacuations have taken
place in the Ayeyarwady delta region and in Bago. According to the Government, over 61,000 households (approximately 268,000 people) are displaced/evacuated in these two regions/states.

Download the full report in English here.

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