Response to Floods in Rakhine State

In August 2015, Cyclone Komen combined with heavy monsoon rains to create widespread flooding and landslides around the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar was especially hard hit, with the days-long deluge destroying homes, drowning livestock and affecting 1.1 million residents.

Relief International, with support from START Network, deployed a rapid response in Mrauk U and Ann townships of Rakhine State, a coastal territory exposed to the Bay of Bengal. Urgent food, water and shelter needs for 17,500 households were addressed with rice and fuel distribution, water filtration systems, hygiene kits and household materials.