IOM Flood Response in Myanmar

Region-Country: 
Asia, Myanmar
Date Publish: 
26 Aug 2015

Heavy monsoon rains during the months of June, July, and August, followed by Cyclone Komen, have caused extensive flash floods and landslides in several parts of central and western Myanmar. Estimates from Myanmar's government say that 1.6 million have been affected with 333,000 being displaced. As flood waters recede, IOM, together with other partners like Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the UN, have scaled up humanitarian assistance in the hard hit areas, providing food, water, shelter and family kits. Plans for longer term assistance are underway.