Most neighbourhoods in Hpakant, a jade-mining town in Burma’s northern Kachin State, have been evacuated following days of heavy rain.
As water levels in Pegu Division slowly subside, more than 10,000 locals are returning home from relief centres. Schools in the area began reopening on Monday.
Many areas in lower Burma, including Rangoon, will experience heavy rains and flooding in the week ahead due to the seasonal monsoon, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
Refugees are in dire need of adequate shelter in particular, said the Action Times Foundation, as continuing battles are waged between the government and rebel groups.
Residents from drought-ridden Dala Township receive clean drinking water, which was piped across the river from downtown Rangoon.
More than 2,000 acres of rice paddies have been destroyed by storms and heavy rains which submerged farmlands in Magwe division’s Pwintbyu township during the last week of October.