74 people have died, over 39,500 displaced households (197,500 individuals) and over 330,000 people have been affected in 12 out of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions after over a week of torrential rains which began 26 July, linked to Cyclone Komen. The numbers of dead and affected continue to rise.
On 31 July, Rakhine state, Chin state, Sagaing region and Magway region were declared natural disaster zones.
Access has been severely restricted as floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged vital infrastructure.
The needs of those affected is yet to be assessed. Myanmar’s large displaced population, particularly the 130,000–140,000 Rohingya are particularly vulnerable