Saving Myanmar from flood: public awareness and fundrasing event

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Myanmar’s people are facing the worst natural disaster since the devastation of Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Four of Myanmar’s states and regions have been declared natural disaster zones by the United Nations, with another seven experiencing widespread flooding.

At least 27 people have died and over 156,000 people are displaced, many losing their homes and entire season of crops.

Meanwhile, communities around the country have been cut off from trade, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions. Many dams and reservoirs are beginning to overflow, and heavy rain forecast for the next week.

ANU Myanmar Students' Association (ANUMSA) is helping where it can in the rescue and rehabilitation efforts from the devastating and unprecedented flood in the country's history. They aim to raise $10,000 to send to the most affected areas in Myanmar: Chin State, Rakhine State, Sagaing Region and Magway Region.