To help those affected, the Myanmar and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies provide shelter, food and non-food items, livelihood support, health and care support, water sanitation and hygiene promotion, and develop the Myanmar Red Cross’ response capacity. Myanmar was hit by torrential rains in July 2015, causing landslides and floods that resulted in deaths, displacement, and loss of livelihoods and property. This situation was worsened when Cyclone Komen hit neighbouring Bangladesh, bringing strong winds and additional heavy rains. Over 480,000 houses were damaged along with over 1.4 million acres of farmland. Many of the over 1.6 million people displaced have returned to their homes. The project takes place in Hakha, Kale, Kawlin, Pwintbyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Ponnagyun.
To help repair some of the damage caused by flooding, rehabilitation of communal water sources and household latrines are reconstructed to increase access to water and aid sanitation. Since many have lost their livelihoods, cash was distributed to help with replacing shelter and household materials. First aid and disaster support trainings and psycho-social support were also given alongside reaching over 90,000 people with non-food items such as kitchen sets, family kits, and shelter tool kits. The Netherlands Red Cross provided assistance in the form of cash contributions.
This project assists those affected by flooding in Myanmar.