Situation Report # 3 Nationwide Disaster- Floods in Myanmar 2015

Situation Report # 3 

Nationwide Disaster- Floods in Myanmar 2015

 

Prepared by:      Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS)

Dated          :       11th August 2015

Photos        :       Credit to respective KMSS Diocese Staff

 

KMSS National Office will coordinate and support 6 Dioceses to provide food, shelter and safe water to 120,437 people in 239 villages spread across 28 Townships of 7 States / Regions.

Overall Update 

Official figures related to the impact of the floods have multiplied four-fold over the last six days. At present, 1,002, 928 people are reported to have been affected, 99 killed, 209 316 displaced and 15 197 houses destroyed. These figures are expected to rise further, in particular regarding Chin and Northern Rakhine. The situation is likely to deteriorate further, with 41 dams releasing excess water and the rainy season to last until October. The Irrawaddy Delta, the country’s rice bowl, is at risk of more flooding as the Irrawaddy and Ngawun rivers remain above the danger level. The loss of stored grains and livestock and the disruption of the planting season could seriously impact food security1. 

With many regions of the country hit by severe floods since mid-July, vast stretches of paddy fields and other crops have been destroyed. “Roughly, more than 1.3 million acres of paddy fields have been flooded, mainly in Kale, Kanbalu and Monywa in Sagaing division,” Chit Khine, chairman of the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF), told The Irrawaddy on Monday. According to MRF estimates, more than 700,000 acres of paddy fields can be replanted among the more than 1 million lost.2 

Australia will provide family kits comprising kitchen sets, bedding, clothing, mosquito nets, hygiene kits and school supplies. This assistance builds on the $2 million package announced on 5 August and brings Australia’s total contribution to $3 million in response to a request from the Myanmar government. Australia will work with Save the Children, CARE Australia and UN partners to provide 300,000 people with temporary shelter, safe drinking water and health care. We are also supporting emergency reproductive health services for those impacted by the natural disaster3. 

Last week, Facebook partnered with Save the Children International (SCI) for a donation-match fundraiser targeting US$1 million in aid for children affected by the disaster. Facebook has pledged to match donations up to a total of $500,0004. 

1 http://ec.europa.eu/echo/flash-latest_en (10/8/2015)

2 http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/rice-federation-more-than-1-million-acres-of-paddy-fields-destroyed-by-floods.html

3 http://mizzima.com/news-international/australia-pledges-further-flood-aid#sthash.i4lEaMyf.dpuf

4 http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/facebook-will-match-your-flood-relief-donations.html

KMSS Response Plans Update  11/8/2015

 KMSS National Office will coordinate and support 6 Dioceses to provide food, shelter and safe water to 120,437 people in 239 villages spread across 28 Townships of 7 States/Regions.

Response plans as of 11/8/15

 

 

No.

 

 

Affected Dioceses

 

 

States/Regions

 

 

Response Township

 

 

# of villages to be responded

 

# of affected person in villages

 

1

 

Kalay

 

Sagaing, Chin

 

Kalay, Tedim, Tung zan,

 

19

 

45,715

 

 

2

 

 

Hakha

 

 

Chin, Sagaing

Hakha, Falam, Mindat, Matupi, Kanpetlet, Thantlang

 

 

54

 

 

5,858

 

3

 

Mandalay

Magway

 

Sidoktaya

 

10

 

3,865

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Yangon

 

 

 

Bago, Yangon, Ayeyawaddy

Nyaung Don, Thoneze,

Shwe Kyin, Kyawk gyi, Nyaung Laebin, Moe Nyo, Gyo Bin Gouk, Maubin, Phyapon, Dedaye, Bogalay, Kyail Latt,

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

35,805

 

5

 

Pathein

Ayeyarwaddy

Thaboung, Hinthada, KanGyidaunk

 

54

 

19,278

 

6

 

Pyay

 

Rakhine, Chin

 

Kyaut Taw, Paletwa

 

27

 

9,916

 

TOTAL

 

239

 

120,437

On 10/8/15 KMSS NO had a skype call with CI and were informed that CI launched KMSS proposal on 10/8/15 to all Caritas Federation. CI Humanitarian Director Suzanna Tkalec will visit Myanmar at the end of August to work closely with KMSS NO and Myanmar based Caritas members, and also visit field operations.

KMSS NO will continue to participate in the UN and INGO coordination meetings.

Photos: Credit to respective KMSS Diocese Staff 

KMSS Yangon Diocese: Thonse Church used for temporary shelter for flood victims

KMSS Hakha Diocese: Landslide in Hakha, Chin State

KMSS Yangon Diocese Staff Conducting Rapid Assessment

KMSS Pathein Diocese: KMSS Pathein Staff Raising Red Alert for Flood

KMSS Pathein Diocese: Evacuation in Thabaung Township, Pathein by KMSS Pathein Staff

KMSS Mandalay Diocese: KMSS Mandalay Staff on Rapid Assessment Trip in Saytotara Township, Magway Region

 

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