Starting from mid-july this year, many parts of Myanmar were hit by heavy rainfall which has caused rivers to rise and further flooding, displacing thousands of people in Ayeyarwady Region and Mon and Kayin States.
Currently, the flood areas are Hpa-An Township and Myawaddy in Kayin State (about 1,500 displaced), Kyaikmayaw, Thaton, Billin, Than Phyu Zayat, Ye and Mawlamyine in Mon State (more than 14,300 people displaced), and Myaungmya and Ngapudaw in the Ayeyarwady Region (about 500 displaced).
Flood also caused landslides in Paung and buried 25 homes, and five vehicles. The death toll is rising and the last update was 59 deaths already. Rescue teams are still searching for missing people.
To respond this, KT Care Foundation is planning to provide humanitarian assistance to the people affected by flood. From the last Saturday reports, the flood in Ye township was the worst flood in 20 years and 90 percent of the town was under water. KT Care team is going to Ye township to help flood victims as many of them cannot go back home after flood because their homes were destroyed by the flood.
Immediate need for them is clean water, dried food, clothes and blankets. If you want to be a part of our humanitarian response, please donate clothes and blankets to KT Care office before 11 AM on 14 August which is tomorrow.