Flooding and landslides have devastated 12 of 14 Burmese states and divisions, but tourism operators have reported that the industry has been largely unaffected.
Burma took the unprecedented step of appealing for international aid on Tuesday, seeking assistance to provide medicine, food, clothing, hygiene kits and shelter for more than 210, 000 people affected by torrential flooding across the country.
“We are cooperating and inviting international assistance. We have started contacting possible donor organizations and countries,” said Ye Htut.
The town of Mrauk-U in Arakan State has suffered the greatest impact from monsoonal flooding.
It’s not easy being a journalist. So says Ko Myo Zaw Lin, who was today sent out to the town of Pegu to cover the ongoing floods.