Myanmar

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DTM Myanmar Round 3 Report February 2016

main highlights include the increase in numbers of IDPs in some camps. Some who left camps returned believing that they needed to be in the camps to be eligible for new housing. A total of 1,374 households are found in camps this round.

DTM Myanmar Round 2 Report December 2015

There has now been a decrease in the number of individuals at the sites by 35%. The current number of those in the displacement sites now stands at 1,482 individuals (302 families/HH). The major factor for those who moved out of the displacement sites was due to the drop in temperature and in preparation for the winter.

DTM Myanmar Round 1 Report September 2015

Main Highlights: A total of six displacement sites were identified and covered by this round. There is only one Planned camp, four Spontaneous Sites covered

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Background

Heavy seasonal rains caused widespread flooding in Myanmar at the end of June with the most affected areas being Chin and Rakhine States, Sagaing, Ayeyarwaddy, and Magway Regions. Early on 30 July, a cyclonic storm named as Komen impacted much of Myanmar with torrential rains, causing additional flooding and displacement. As the situation continued to evolve, on 31 July, the President of the Union of Myanmar issued a statement declaring natural disaster zones in Chin and Rakhine States and in the Sagaing and Magway Regions, stating “the following regions which are hugely affected by natural disasters and have challenges for rapid restoration to normality, are announced as natural disaster zones (1) Chin State, (2) Sagaing Region, (3) Magway Region and (4) Rakhine State.