Arakan

The land that is known as Arakan by the foreigners is called Rakhaing-pray by its own people, Rakhaing-thar (Arakanese) who were titled this name in honour of preservation on their national heritage and ethics or morality.

05 Aug 2015

 HIGHLIGHTS
  • As of 4 August, Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported 46 deaths and approximately 217,000 people affected by the flood in Sagaing and Magway Regions, and Kachin, Chin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan States.
  • On 4 August, the Government of Myanmar appealed for international assistance.
  • RRD has welcomed the offer of support from AHA Centre. Three AHA Centre staff have been deployed to support in information management.
  • About 1.5 billion Kyat (US$ 1.2 million) worth of emergency and relief items have been distributed by the government to help flood victims.
  • UN Agencies and International NGOs scaled up the emergency alert and prepositioned resources and relief items.
  • Flood has inundated more than 1 million acres of farmland, with 520,000 acres reportedly damaged. This may affect the food security and demand ratio in the affected areas.
  • Rains are still expected to happen in the next days in Chin, Rakhine, Sagaing and Magway.
SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT


As of 4 August the RRD reported that the flood has claimed 46 lives and affected some 217,000 people throughout the country. In Sagaing Region alone, particularly in Kalay Town, an estimated 70,000 people have been affected by the flood. About 7,700 people in Kalay remain in the evacuation centres. Water has receded in the town area but remain high elsewhere. Twelve bridges were reported to have been damaged. UNOCHA also reported that Kalay Hospital was not currently functional.

In Rakhine State, 18 people were reported to have died and some 33,800 people from ten townships have been evacuated and took shelter at 130 evacuation centres as reported by the State General Administration Department. Additionally, about 25,000 people are also being affected by floods in Magway Region. In Chin State, landslides have been reported to destroy 700 houses and affected 2,700 people in Haka Town. It was also reported that an estimated 5,200 people are staying at evacuation centres in Mindat Town. As assessments are still being undertaken, the casualty and the numbers of affected population may change.

ASEAN MEMBER STATES RESPONSE

The Government of Myanmar has welcomed the offer of support from AHA Centre. Three AHA Centre staff will be deployed to support RRD efforts in data collection, analysis and reporting. They will be reporting to the RRD’s Emergency Operations Centre in Nyi Pyi Taw.




http://reliefweb.int/report/myanma
r/myanmar-flood-situation-update-no-2-wednesday-05-august-2015-0800-hrs-utc7

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