Residents of Sankin Island in the Irrawaddy delta say there is no relief in sight as flooding in the area continues three weeks after it began.
This year’s flooding has complicated Burma’s efforts to recover from the devastating inundation that hit much of the country last year.
More than 39,000 households in five states and divisions across Burma have been displaced by flooding so far this year, according to the Relief and Resettlement Department.
Villagers in Sagaing Division are finding it more difficult to find safe drinking water amid flooding along the Chindwin River.
Seven people have died in Irrawaddy Division in the past two days, where high floodwaters and dangerous conditions have prompted warnings from local officials.
An NGO has begun an emergency import of potable water to village tracts in the area around Mount Popa in Mandalay Division where wells have yielded water contaminated by disease.