Flooding in Myanmar

Aug 2015

Torrential rains since July have triggered floods and landslides across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions, affecting more than one million people. Affected communities have lost their food stocks, livestock and critical agricultural inputs and infrastructure, including irrigation and drainage canals. Damage to crops and arable land could pose a risk to long-term food security.

FAO is conducting a needs assessment to support the Government’s early recovery and rehabilitation efforts to restore agriculture-based livelihoods. This includes identifying the most pressing needs of farmers, helping them replant their fields as soon as possible and preserving remaining livestock, which are vital sources of food and income for the affected population.

Author: FAO/Myanmar