Heavy rains trigger floods in Myanmar, WHO releases emergency funds
Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in 11 of the 14 States and Divisions in Myanmar, affecting over 200,000 people. Chin and Rakhine Sates, Sagaing and Mague Divisions are the worst-affected.
WHO has extended funding support through the South East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF), to meet the immediate needs of the emergency response.
Many health facilities are inundated and patients are being evacuated to safer grounds. Floods, flash floods and landslides have damaged roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
The Ministry of Health, WHO and other health partners are working in close coordination to support relief work. WHO Staff are supporting emergency response together with the State Health Departments.