Myanmar Government, Agencies Respond With Humanitarian Aid To More Than 400K Flood Victims

The Lancet: Floods in Myanmar damage hundreds of health facilities
“The Myanmar government and agencies are responding to extreme flooding that has covered vast swaths of the country, critically affected more than one million people. … [T]he cost of the floods will be high. 285 health facilities in 38 townships have been damaged, and more than 500,000 acres of crops destroyed…” (Burki, 8/29).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. food relief now reaching more than 400,000 flood victims in Myanmar
“The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering rice, beans, cooking oil, and salt to more than 400,000 people affected by flooding in Myanmar and ‘reachable only on foot, after floods and landslides destroyed roads across the country,’ the agency said [Wednesday]…” (8/26).

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