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Lethal floods and landslides hit Myanmar

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3 August 2015

Monsoon rains have killed dozens of people and forced many more to flee their homes in Myanmar.

The unusually heavy rains have triggered floods and landslides, putting lives at risk in many of the country’s regions.

How we are helping

More than 1,000 Red Cross volunteers are working in evacuation centres and elsewhere to help people caught up in the disaster.

Volunteers are finding out the scale of the damage, giving first aid and psychological support, and helping search and rescue efforts.

They have also given out essential items such as mosquito nets, cooking pots and soap.

But, with many areas still flooded, thousands more people need urgent help.

  • You can help people caught up in emergencies around the world. Make a donation to the British Red Cross Disaster Fund.

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