The Myanmar Red Cross Society is calling for more help to deal with the aftermath of flooding across the country, as the number of those affected rises to 420,000.
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.
“It would be impossible to wash off the dirt that has been piling up for more than 50 years in just one morning,” said Win Myint.
One crew member is missing and presumed dead after a boat carrying aid was sucked into a whirlpool near Minbya.
In Monywa, although the current is just two inches above danger level, it is expected to rise, while levels in towns upstream should fall, the Met Office predicted.
When disasters destroy schools in Burma and elsewhere in the region, hundreds of thousands of children lose out, according to a new report by Save the Children.