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Save the Children responds to floods in Myanmar

Save the Children responds to affected population in Myanmar floods


At least 150,000 people, including 60,000 children, have been affected by flooding in Myanmar, which so far has claimed the lives of 27 people.

The government of Myanmar has declared a state of emergency in the states, of Chin, Rakhine, Magway and Sagaing.

Save the Children has deployed assessment teams to the worst affected areas.

Water has destroyed homes, schools and basic infrastructure and more rain is forecast over the next few days.

Save the Children expects the death toll to rise, and urgent assistance will be needed for those who have been displaced from their homes.

Government emergency workers and UN agencies have also dispatched assessment teams to regions that have been hardest hit by the flooding.

 

* Save the Children has worked in Myanmar since 1995. The children’s aid agency has been one of the leading responders to major humanitarian crises in the country, including Cyclone Nargis in 2008 and Cyclone Giri in 2010.

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