Flood in Myanmar


Wed, 16/06/2010

For the past three days, the Northern Rakhine State (NRS) in Myanmar is facing continuous rains that have
flooded several areas including in Maungdaw and Buthidaung. The Government has confirmed the death of 42 people (18 in Maungdaw and 24 in Buthidaung). Landslides have reportedly occurred in several places (in Buthidaung) and roads and bridges have either been cut or damaged by the floods in Maungdaw and Buthidaung. Several villages are severely flooded. Heavy rain in Myanmar has triggered floods and landslides, washing away bridges, blocking roads and killing at least 12 people, district officials said on Wednesday.

Source: OCHA

International Charter: Space and Major Disasters activated for Myanmar by UNITAR/UNISAT on behalf of UNDP.
Link: http://www.disasterscharter.org/home

Activation requested on: 17/06/2010
Activation accepted on:

Contact point (UNDP):
Bishow Parajuli,
+95 1 542 910,
Bishow.Parajuli [at] undp.org

Contact point (UNOSAT):
Einar Bjorgo
Phone: +41 22 767 4020
Fax: +41 22 917 8993
Cell: +41 76 487 4998
Email: einar.bjorgo [at] unitar.org

Area of interest (center point):
Lat: 20° 53’ 46” N
Long: 92° 27‘ 46” E


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