Myanmar Floods - July 2016
Thousands affected in low-lying communities
- Heavy rains for most of July and August caused massive flooding in Myanmar during the monsoon season.
- Water levels reached dangerous levels quickly, causing widespread flooding and damage in 24 vulnerable farming communities.
- Flood-affected areas are some of the poorest in the country, and extent of damage will require long-term rebuilding effort.
- The flooding has contaminated drinking water sources, submerged agricultural fields and forced more than 3,000 people from their homes.
- Many residents have lost seeds, tools and livestock during the flood and subsequent displacement.
- The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) allocated $312,000 to Oxfam-Québec to help more than 10,500 have improved access to clean water and sanitation as well as livelihood support.
Thanks to the CHAF, survivors of smaller, localized and less publicized disasters, will receive the help they need to rebuild their lives.
The humanitarian needs of 1,000 households are no less critical than when a similar disaster strikes 100,000 households. The CHAF allows our member agencies to respond to their immediate needs. Help us support many more disasters in the future and become a CHAF donor today!
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See flooding in South Asia to learn more about the floods and our response.