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