Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 2 emergency

WHO supports the Ministry of Health in responding to floods across Myanmar

WHO/Dr Win Bo
Local residents use boats to reach villages inaccessible due to mud, Rakhine state.

In July and August 2015 heavy monsoonal rainfall and heavy rains brought by Cyclone Komen caused widespread flooding across 12 of the 14 states and regions of Myanmar. More than 1.6 million people have been affected to date by the disaster. On 31st July, the President’s Office declared four states and regions of the country – Chin and Rakhine states, Magway and Sagaing regions – disaster zones.