Six people were killed in Myanmar due to floods caused by torrential rains, affecting over 420,000 people nationwide, authorities said on Friday. The flooding, which began in July, is still persisten in Bago, Ayeyawaddy and Yangon regions although some regions such as Kachin state and Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway have closed their relief camps as flood waters have receded, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said. Nine townships in Bago region, tweleve in Ayeyawaddy and three in Yangon were the latest areas hit by flooding, Xinhua news agency reported. Meanwhile, Myanmar's western and northwestern states of Chin and Rakhine have been alerted for possible flash flood and landslide as depression is forming over the northwest Bay of Bengal, according to the Meterology Department on Thursday.
“The yanmar Times”, Friday August 19th
Reverend Sa Do, his family, his Church and other Relief Supporters are actively involved in the collection and distribution of relief supplies to assist some of the many who have suffered as a consequence of the flooding. If you are able to help financially it would be very much appreciated. Contributions may be made through the Congregational Federation of Australia and New Zealand or the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.
Our Regional Secretary for Asia is Rev. Dr. Elvis Sa Do