Save the Children Ready to Respond to Affected Population in Myanmar Floods
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Aug. 2, 2015) – At least 150,000 people, including 60,000 children, have been affected by intense 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 today deployed assessment teams to the worst affected areas in Magway and Rakhine.
Water was reported to be several meters high in some of the worst affected areas, destroying homes, schools and basic infrastructure. The meteorological department has forecast more rain in the coming 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 the worst affected areas.
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