Myanmar floods - updates

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Myanmar battles rising floodwaters after landslide kills 52

Aug 11, 2019 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy rains pound Myanmar's Mon, Karen and Kachin states, flooding roads and destroying bridges. The country's armed forces are pitching in to help.

LANDSLIDE. Rescue workers watch a search operation for landslide victims in Paung township, Mon state on August 10, 2019. Photo by Sai Aung Main/AFP

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Myanmar floods kill at least 10, force 54,000 people from homes

Jul 29, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, while some 163 camps have been set up for displaced people in southern, eastern and central parts country

MYANMAR'S FLOODING. Residents stand in floodwaters that submerged areas of Hpa-an, capital of Karen state on July 27, 2018 following heavy monsoon rains. Photo by Saw Kyaw San Oo/AFP

Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar

Jul 27, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Heavy monsoon rains pound Karen state, Mon state, and Bago region, and show no sign of abating, raising fears that the worst might still be ahead

MYANMAR'S FLOODING. Residents stand in floodwaters that submerged areas of Hpa-an, capital of Karen state on July 27, 2018 following heavy monsoon rains. Photo by Saw Kyaw San Oo/AFP

Myanmar flood death toll tops 100; 1M people affected

Aug 10, 2015 - 3:23 PM

International aid has been stepped up in recent days following an official government request for help

SUBMERGED. A local volunteers group carry supplies over floodwaters in Kyouk Taing village near Nyaung Don township in Myanmar's Irrawaddy region on August 7, 2015. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar admits 'weak' flood response as monsoon misery spreads

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:11 PM

The quasi civilian government has come under mounting criticism on social media accused of underplaying the scale of the disaster

FLOODS. A boy uses plastic cans as floats to get through a flooded road in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar, August 3, 2015. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to rise as rains lash region

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Scores have also perished in India Nepal Pakistan and Vietnam following floods and landslides triggered by heavy seasonal rains

UNDER WATER. An aerial view photograph shows the roofs of flooded buildings in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar, August 2, 2015. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, 27 dead

Aug 02, 2015 - 7:24 AM

The 4 worst hit areas in central and western Myanmar are declared national disaster affected regions indicating the severity of the damage

SUBMERGED. An aerial view shows the flooded area of Kalay, Sagaing Region, Upper Myanmar on August 1, 2015. Photo by Sai Zaw/Agence France-Presse

Myanmar floods force 25,000 into relief camps

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Nearly 25 000 people have been evacuated to makeshift camps after floods ravaged eastern Myanmar an official said Wednesday