Disaster

Back of Thet Htar, Looking at water
“I wanted to die and I decided to die. I gave-up.” “It is strange, really strange. When I gave-up, I was drawn into the water. The feeling was so horrible. My head, my ears, my nose were out of my control and the pain I suffered is not comparable to anything. Then, I suddenly awoke and realized: I...
A small fishing boat at the river side in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo by: Oxfam
Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on all affected communities, particularly people displaced by conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar. “Oxfam welcomes the steps being taken by the government to ensure all affected communities including...
Daw Myint Myint Kyi (aka) Ma Ma is smiling inside her house. Photo by: Yee Mon Oo/Oxfam
Author: Yee Mon Oo, Communications and Media Coordinator, Oxfam in Myanmar Myint Myint Kyi is fifty years old and lives in a small village called Kyone Kan along a creek of the Delta river, in Pyapon Township.Ayeyawaddy region. She is known to her friends as Ma Ma. The Delta is a wide river running...
Community meeting for the Disaster Risk Preparation in Delta. Photo by: Oxfam
Myanmar is one of the most disaster risk prone countries in the world. Each year, people in Myanmar continue to be at risk of cyclones and flooding as well as droughts in the central Dry Zone of the country. Ongoing conflicts in Kachin and Rakhine also have serious consequences for communities’...
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