MoSWRR provides humanitarian assistance to storm victims in Mon, Taninthayi, Bago

Rescuers evacuate local people from flooded area to safer places.  Photo: Aye Aye Maw (Palaw IPRD)

Although tropical storm NOUL, which started occurring in South China Sea has weakened into a land depression, the consequent gale, heavy rain and tidal waves killed three people and damaged more than 90 houses in Ye, Paung and Kyaikto townships in Mon State.
Mon State Chief Minister Dr Aye Zan, alongside officials of Disaster Management Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, yesterday visited Kyaikto Township to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims.
Similarly, more than 1,600 people from over 430 households in Kawthoung, Myeik, and Palaw townships in Taninthayi Region were evacuated to seven temporary camps and their relative homes after consequent floods.
Gale and tidal waves destroyed 50 houses and a religious school in Palaw Township. So, the Taninthayi Region Minister for Immigration and Human Resources, alongside Taninthayi Region Disaster Management Department’s head and other officials, began providing humanitarian assistance to the victims in the township.
Similarly, more than 7,000 people from over 1,500 households in Kawa Township in Bago Region were evacuated to safe places because of floods caused by continuous heavy rain on 18 and 19 September, and high river tides.
Meanwhile, Disaster Management Department officials of the relevant states/regions, together with regional government officials and General Administration Department officials, have been visiting the sites and providing humanitarian assistance.
Those who need information or assistance regarding natural disasters can contact hot-line phones (067-3404666 and 067-3404777) of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. —MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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