Several days of constant rains have caused rivers to burst their banks in western Chin State, with the townships of Falam and Kalay particularly affected.
Chin State has suffered particularly erratic rainfall, landslides and floods. But new adaptation programs are aiming to prepare farming communities for future changes in the climate and improve food security.
Storm’s path runs between Thandwe and Sittwe. Locals and visitors are warned of high waves, landslides and mudslides, and some 13cm of rainfall by Tuesday.
Villagers in Kachin State’s remote Kawnglanghpu Township say they’ve had not access to outside areas since a major landslide hit on 18 February.
More than 600,000 people in Burma need food assistance due to natural disasters, violence and conflict, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday.
The death toll from the devastating mudslide in Mawchi has risen to 18, with dozens left homeless in the Karenni State town, according to relief workers.