No casualties and no major damage resulted from the earthquake that struck western Sagaing Division late Wednesday evening.
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.
Families living on a roadside in Sagaing Division’s Kalewa Township after their riverbank houses were condemned say authorities have failed to provide them with alternative housing.
The Karenni State government has ordered the suspension of all mining operations in Mawchi, following a deadly mudslide that claimed the lives of 28 locals.
President Thein Sein visited Chin State’s capital Hakha on Wednesday to pledge support for locals left homeless by recent floods and landslides.
Damage to livestock and farming infrastructure has compounded the strain on some 1.6 million people affected by recent monsoonal flooding and landslides.