Humanitarian Health Action

Myanmar situation reports


Cyclone Mahasen - potential threat

May 2013 -- Riots occurred in Lashio, Northern Shan State on the evening of 28 May 2013 and continued till 29 May. Violence appeared to have begun after a woman vendor was doused in petrol and set fire in Lashio by a person identified as a drug addict. A religious building and shops attached to an orphanage were destroyed by fire. From 28-29 May a total of 5 houses, 3 religious buildings, one cinema, 4 warehouses, 32 shops, 11 motorcycles, and 2 vehicles were burnt. One death and five injured cases were reported and treated at Lashio General Hospital. Lashio has been under curfew since 8 pm on 28 May. Government deployed Military and Police forces to control the situation and now security is under control. No health emergency assistance is requested by MOH