Description: Since mid July over one million people have been affected by severe monsoon flooding in Myanmar. The Myanmar Red Cross Society supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been carrying out search and rescue operations and has been carrying out emergency relief activities across all flood-affected areas.
00.00 – GV’s. A team from the Myanmar Red Cross assessment team visits flood-affected villages in Taik Kyi Township
00.15 – I/V – Aung Zaw OO, 30yrs – Farmer
“My rice crop and my fields will be damaged because they have been totally flattened. I planted the fields a month ago but I hadn’t finished when the floods came”.
00.33 – GV’s. Flooded area Taik Kyi Township
00.33 – Monastery in Weik Gyi Village, Taiky Kyi Township which serves as an evacuation centre for 850 people displaced from their homes by the floods.
00.39 – I/V Daw Mya Saw -49
“ Now my house may be damaged and I will have to take food from the monastery when I’m able to return home. I came here to the monastery when we had bad floods 10 years ago. This time it is worse. We have had to stay much longer and now I’m am feeling unwell.”
00.59 – Myanmar Red Cross volunteers help to distribute packets of cooked food to displaced people at the monastery.
01.05 – I/V Dr. Aung Kyaw Htut, Deputy Secretary General, Myanmar Red Cross Society.
02.38 – I/V Patrick Fuller, Communications Manager, IFRC Asia Pacific