Humanitarian Health Action

WHO and Health Cluster partners support rapid health assessments and response in flood-affected areas, Rakhine State, Myanmar

WHO and Health Cluster partners support rapid health assessments and response in flood-affected areas, Rakhine State
WHO/Ye Zin Zin

July 2016 -- Since the beginning of July 2016 heavy monsoonal rains have hit several areas of Myanmar, resulting in floods in five townships of Rakhine State and putting other States and Regions of the country (Sagaing and Magway regions, Chin state) on high alert for flooding risk. Around 27,000 people have been affected by flooding according to Government and UN estimates, and many remain displaced due to high water levels in their townships.