Humanitarian Health Action

Myanmar health situation reports

2015

  • 4 August 2015

    Heavy rains trigger floods in Myanmar, WHO releases emergency funds

    Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in 11 of the 14 States and Divisions in Myanmar, affecting over 200,000 people. Chin and Rakhine Sates, Sagaing and Mague Divisions are the worst-affected. WHO has extended funding support through the South East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF), to meet the immediate needs of the emergency response.

2013

  • 18 May 2013

    Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat

    On May 16, cyclonic storm Mahasen struck southern Bangladesh, bringing heavy rains and winds up to 95 km/h (60 mph). Myanmar was spared much impact from the cyclone, since the storm took a more westerly track than anticipated then dissipated on 17 May. The storm's effects were limited to some rain and waves in northwestern areas, with 2 m (6.6 ft) waves reported in Maungdaw Township. Approximately 120,000 persons including IDPs from costal townships of Sittwe, Bhutidaung and Maungdaw were evacuated to safer and higher grounds in preparation for the cyclone.

  • 15 May 2013

    Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat

  • 13 May 2013

    Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat

2008