Flood-hit villages in Kyaikmaraw in need of medicine, drinking water

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Kyaikmaraw, August (19)

 The victims in flood-hit villages in Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw Township need drinking water and medical supplies, relief workers told Than Lwin Times.

As the water level of the river increases due to incessant rain, about seven villages,Ulay, Chaugnhnakhwa, Ngapyinma and Kyonekwe, were inundated.

All the wells in the villages were submerged while flooding impaired access to drinking water, transportation and medical supplies.

“Floodwaters are not subsiding in the villages. The residents find it difficult to cook because of power outages. With the rise in water levels of the Athtayan River, drinking water remains out of reach for the villagers,” an aid worker said.

The flooded villages had received donations from social relief organizations and philanthropists in the past years, but this year there were barely any charitable groups to assist.

There are no temporary relief camps, and flood-affected people have to live at monasteries or relatives’ houses.

The townships of Mawlamyine, Paugn, Chaungsone, Kyaikmaraw, and Mudon in Mon State experienced landsides, deluge, and squall as a result of continuous heavy rainfall, but the water level in most townships has now receded.

At least 30 houses and rural clinics were also damaged by landslides, floods, and strong winds.

News – Than Lwin Times

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