Nearly 170 people were left homeless when a whirlwind struck Arakan State’s Minbya Township on Thursday.
Waters have receded in many of the areas that were worst hit by deadly flooding and landslides that have now affected over one million people across Burma.
Villagers across Irrawaddy Division are abandoning their homes in droves after warnings that floodwaters would remain well over danger levels in the days ahead.
“We are cooperating and inviting international assistance. We have started contacting possible donor organizations and countries,” said Ye Htut.
Hundreds of refugees in northern Kachin State are not receiving humanitarian aid, according to the Kachin Baptist Council (KBC).
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