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OCHA – Myanmar Initial Flood Response Plan; August to December 2015

Case Study

The Myanmar Initial Flood Response Plan by OCHA details the requirements and the response to the flood emergency in Myanmar, which became part of the 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

In June 2015 heavy rains caused floods and landslides in several parts of Myanmar. On 30 July, a tropical Cyclone called Komen originated near the southern coast of Bangladesh and brought strong winds and additional heavy rainfall to the country. This resulted in widespread flooding across 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions. Response missions on behalf of the UN and partners were activated immediately and a range of additional actors provided agriculture inputs, food, shelter materials, non-food-items (NFIs), water, sanitation, protection and health services to support the government and affected populations. The Initial Flood Response Plan responding to the flood emergency in Myanmar became part of the 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which aims to support governments and local communities in order to ensure that the lives, dignity and wellbeing of persons affected by conflict/disaster are being protected.

Consult the Response Plan here.

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