Myanmar: Update on Red Cross flood response

In August, torrential rains and the offshore approach of cyclone Komen caused devastating floods and landslides in Myanmar.

The disaster displaced almost 1.7 million people and took the lives of 132, according to the Myanmar government. Half a million houses and 1.15 million acres of farmland were damaged, forcing the replanting of some 495,000 acres of crops, with serious consequences for the livelihoods of thousands of families.

Following a massive relief effort, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent response is now firmly into the recovery phase, focusing on restoring economic security for the worst-hit households.

For more information: Download our Myanmar flood response overview.

Myanmar: Red Cross flood response

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