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Surveys will be Conducted in 186 Flood-affected Villages to Prevent Natural Disaster

Surveys will be done in 186 villages under three townships in the Karen State on September 20 with the aim to prevent another natural disaster after the villages suffered from socioeconomic losses due to the flooding. Under the state government’s instruction, arrangements are being made to collect surveys in the villages in the eastern and western banks of the Salween…

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Salween River Flood Damages Homes at Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp

Some homes have been inundated and some local residents were forced to flee to safe ground in Ei Tu Hta Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp due to sudden rise of the Salween River on September 5, the camp’s social affairs coordinator Saw Paul Leh Kar Li Lar Mu said to Karen News. Ei Tu Hta IDP camp is located besides…

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Two More Relief Camps Opened for Flood Victims in Hpa-an

After second flooding hit the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an, two more relief camps have been opened in the city and the number of flood victims has increased by over 1,000, the Karen State Department of Disaster Management’s director U Lin Htut said. “The floodwater rose again so two more relief camps have been opened. The number of flood victims has…

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MPT Offers 30-minute Free Calls in Flood-affected Areas

MPT (Myanma Posts and Telecommunications) has offered free calls up to 30 minutes to its subscribers in 18 townships in the Karen State, Mon State, and eastern Bago Region, which has recently been hit by flood, according to a press release sent by MPT to Karen News on August 3. This service can be used within 30 days starting on…

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Flood Victims still Unable to Return Home due to Slow Recede of Flood

The water level of the Than Lwin (Salween) River is still five feet above its danger level in the Karen State and the homes of the local residents are still submerged even though the flood has receded, so Hpa-an residents are still facing difficulties in returning home. The flood victims have been forced to abandon their homes and take refuge…

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Flood-affected Victims still Need Aids on Kawt-Lon Island

Relief aids are still needed for over 2,000 people from 15 villages on Kawt-lon Island in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State after the island became flooded by the swelling river caused by a week-long rainfall, village officials said. “Our entire island was submerged. The water level has dropped by two feet now. Even though the water level has dropped, we still…

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Three Townships in Karen State Hit Hardest by Flood – Over 16,000 People Affected

Myawaddy, Hlaing-bwe, and Hpa-an townships, in Karen State, have been affected by severe flooding after heavy rain triggered a sudden rise in the river level of the Than-lwin (Salween) River and the Thaung-yin (Moei) River this week, the State Department of Disaster Management’s director U Lin Htut said. “Currently, Myawaddy is in the first place [among the hardest-hit townships]. Hlaing-bwe…

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State Counsellor’s Peace Talk in Hpa-an Postponed Indefinitely, Visited Flood Victims Instead

The State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s peace talk in Hpa-an has been postponed indefinitely due to bad weather, instead the State Counsellor visited flood victims in relief camps in the Karen State’s capital. The peace talk was originally scheduled to be held between the State Counsellor and local ethnic youths, computer experts, and civil society organizations at Zwekabin…

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Nearly 900 Kyaikdon Residents Evacuated due to Flooding

Schools have been closed and nearly 900 people have been evacuated from a town in southern Kayin (Karen) State due to severe flooding, according to a local administrator. “Kwin Gyi Stream, Kyate Stream, and Haung Tharaw River have flooded. The water level rose to around four feet in Kyaikdon due to the overflowing water from the mountain on July 26th,”…

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People in Need Donates $50,000 to Myanmar Flood Relief

The floods in Burma may have stabilized for the moment, but it is forecast that heavy rainfalls will continue to fall across the country during the later stages of August. “The Czech INGO, People in Need’s website have estimated that as many as 1,100,000 people are affected in almost all regions of the country.” People in Need have donated about…

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