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

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

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... Read more ►

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

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

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 ... Read more ►

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

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

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 wat... Read more ►

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

July 30, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

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 Manageme... Read more ►

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

July 30, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

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 be... Read more ►

Nearly 900 Kyaikdon Residents Evacuated due to Flooding

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

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 fo... Read more ►

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

August 13, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

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 affec... Read more ►

US Embassy Rangoon Give $600,000 To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

August 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry announced that his government would give “US$600,000 for immediate response through USAID’s Office of Foreign Assistance (OFDA)” for Burmese people affected heavy rains and flooding that has devastated most of the countr... Read more ►

Local People, Monks, Temples, Clinics and District Offices Donate To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

August 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The floods that have devastated Burma and affected as many as one million people have galvanised support from around the world. The US has donated US$600, 000, China has sent ‘experts’ in disaster relief and the European Commission have contributed US$606,000 in aid to t... Read more ►


August 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The European Commission has pledged €1 million ($US 1.97 million) in emergency aid to help Burma’s flood victims. The promise of aid comes as tropical cyclone Komen battered the country leaving at least 69 people dead and affecting as many as 1 million people. Christos S... Read more ►

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