Disasters

Floods

Thousands displaced in Mrauk-Oo, Myanmar

More than 1000 people have been displaced by flooding in Mrauk-Oo township in Rakhine State as a result of heavy rain, a civil society leader in the town reported.  Rain was continuing and there were concerns the situation would worsen. Keep reading ...

Extreme weather: the new normal for Myanmar farmers

Recent flooding highlights the climactic challenges that upper Myanmar farmers are now facing on a regular basis.  Sagaing Region was particularly badly hit from mid-July onward. As other rivers, streams, dams and dykes also burst their banks, houses and fields were inundated, with Kin-U, Kawlin and ...

Rains, floods in Quang Ninh kill 17, 7 fishermen missing

A lingering low-pressure area has triggered floods, landslides and rough seas in northern Vietnam, killing at least 17 people in Quang Ninh and sinking two fishing boats near Ha Long Bay.   The medical center at Quang Ninh’s Co To Island treated Nguyen Van Tuan, 23, who ...

Death toll reaches 10 as incessant rain floods Quang Ninh

Incessant rain triggering floods and landslides continued to wreak havoc in the northern province of Quang Ninh for the third day, killing at least 10 people and leaving two others missing and another nine injured.   Rescuing works have been maintained at a site in Ha Long ...

Northern Vietnamese town under 4m of water after record downpour, 3 killed

At least three people have been killed and thousands of others evacuated after heavy rains hit Quang Ninh Province Sunday, causing record flooding.   The victims were Nguyen Thi Lan, 27, and her two daughters aged four and seven, who drowned in their house in Cam Pha ...

No relief in sight for Myanmar's flood ravaged north

Myanmar’s flood-ravaged northern regions are bracing for another deluge, after the Department of Meteorology warned of possible heavy rains due to a storm in the Bay of Bengal. The announcement, issued by the department on 27 July, warned that the storm was gaining strength and was expected ...

Rain stops but tens of thousands homeless

Tens of thousands of residents in the Sagaing Region, Myanmar, remain displaced as a result of recent flooding, which has still not subsided despite a halt to the rain. Local officials in the worst-hit regions of Kawlin and Wuntho townships said the water level had dropped ...

Thousands forced to evacuate as severe floods hit Rakhine State

Increasing heavy rains have caused severe flooding in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, destroying nearly 200 homes and causing serious damage to another hundred across four townships. During the first few days of the flooding, around 1,500 people were evacuated, and about 300 of ...

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