ActionAid: Providing Urgent Relief for People Affected by Myanmar’s Devastating Floods

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:50

ActionAid provided immediate emergency relief through provision of food, water and non-food items and support for livelihoods recovery.


In Pakokku Township, Magway Region, 13 villages out of 32 project villages are affected; in Sarlingyi Township, Sagaing Region, 6 villages out of 30 project villages are affected and over 100lakhs worth of foods, water, cash and non-food items were distributed in affected villages of these townships. Mobilizing the fellows, fellow (community-based organizations) CBOs, volunteers and the community members ActionAid has been doing rescue and rehabilitation works in the ground.  


In Chin State 42 out of 60 project villages are affected, and ActionAid is operating through our partners; HLDO and GREEN. Moreover, while none of our project villages are affected in Ayeyarwaddy Region, with various parts of the region suffering from floods, early warning and preparedness in the project villages have been intensified.


With these States and Regions currently declared as under Orange alert, ActionAid will continue the support in food, non-food items and post-disaster relief in the short-term, while conducting monitoring and evaluation for medium-term assistance.

File 30695Distributing Water at Shwe Kone Village, Sarlingyi Township

The ongoing intervention will directly benefit around 5,000 households, reaching an estimated 25,000 people across Chin State (Hakah, Falam, Thlantlang and Paletwa), Sagaing (Sarlingyi) and Magwe Regions (Pakokku)


At the national level, ActionAid is engaging with UN, INGOs and is actively participated in various cluster meetings such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food, Protection and Shelter, etc.


Moreover, even in times of emergency, gender aspects, as part of ActionAid approach, are given serious consideration and women-led task force is formed to ensure the women’s participation and leadership in the emergency response


Established in 2006, ActionAid helps over the country’s poorest and most disadvantaged people in 13 states and regions in Myanmar. ActionAid Myanmar, partnering with community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, and alliances, collectively address poverty.