Date: August 2015




Partners: Myanmar’s Heart Development Organisation (MHDO)

 

Unprecedented levels of rainfall, further exacerbated by Cyclone Komen, caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, affecting over one million people. On 4 August 2015, the Government of Myanmar issued an international appeal for foreign aid assistance, and Mercy Relief responded.




How we helped:

  • Deployed a two-man relief team on 7 August 2015 to provide assistance to flood-hit communities
  • Conducted a ground assessment and distributed 20 tonnes of emergency food packs jointly with our local ground partner, Myanmar Heart Development Organization (MHDO)
  • Distributed 350 emergency food packs to affected communities in Kyawtar Township in Rakhine State
  • Distributed 350 emergency food packs to affected communities in Buthidaung Township, one of the hardest hit areas in Rakhine State. The Township is a restricted area with 93% of the population Rohingyas, an ethnic minority.
  • Recovery programmes which aim to promote food security at the household level are currently ongoing