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WFP Myanmar Flood response (08 August 2018)

Publication date


  • WFP is scaling up its efforts to provide cash assistance and cash-for-work assistance in the early recovery stage of flood-affected rural communities. The recovery efforts are planned in coordination with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and the Department of Disaster Management.

  • Urgent funds are needed as a pipeline break is also expected in late September in normal operations if no new funding is received.

In Numbers

150,000 people displaced since 9 July

50,000 people displaced (as of 5 August)

8 states and regions affected

151 evacuation centers operational (as of 5 August)

Situation Update

  • Heavy seasonal rains since mid-July have caused severe flooding in 8 states ad regions across Myanmar— Mon and Kayin states; Tanintharyi, Bago, Sagaing, Ayeywaddy and Magway regions; and PyiHtaungSu Region, Naypyitaw.

  • The worst affected areas are Bago Region, Kayin State and Mon State.

  • The Government is leading the response, in close cooperation with state and regional authorities, as well as other actors, including humanitarian agencies, civil society organizations and the Military. A number of UN agencies and NGOs have been contacted and have provided support, including WFP.