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Disaster Relief Support to Myanmar in response to Flood Emergency

August 06, 2015

12 Regions and States of Myanmar have been severely affected by Cyclone Komen, which has led to widespread floods and landslides in that country. Around 250,000 people have been affected and over 500,000 acres of farmland destroyed. On July 31, President of Myanmar declared Chin and Rakhine States and Magway and Sagaing Regions as "natural disaster zones" requiring emergency assistance.

On August 4, 2015, Government of Myanmar welcomed international assistance for the flood response. Government of India was specifically requested to send emergency supplies of rice and medicines by air to locations that are currently hard to reach through other means. 

In response, Government of India has dispatched emergency relief supplies to Myanmar. Indian Air Force aircraft are in the process of delivering supplies to Kalay and Mandalay and are ready to supply other affected areas as advised by the Myanmar authorities. The operation is being conducted by Ministry of External Affairs in close coordination with Government of Myanmar, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, the Indian Air Force, the Embassy of India, Yangon and the Consulate of India in Mandalay. The operation will be completed in the next 2-3 days. 

Embassy of India, Yangon remains in close touch with the Myanmar authorities and international organizations in this connection.

India greatly values its special relationship with Myanmar and will stand by the Myanmar people in this hour of crisis.

New Delhi
August 6, 2015

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