During the dry season from mid-April to the end of June, many people have difficulty getting clean water, especially those living in remote areas.
The Indian air force sends two cargo planes, while a Chinese convoy brings rice, noodles and medicine. The EU, Britain and USA all offer donations.
At least 69 children infected with diarrhoea have been admitted to the Hakha General Hospital this month alone.
The citizens of Mandalay are becoming increasingly concerned about a polluted water supply.
Burma’s Ministry of Health announces that more than 10,000 children, aged between three and eight years, contract dengue every year.
Intermittent water closures have been felt in Rangoon this week, as city residents say filthy water is being plumbed into their homes.