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Recurring floods in Nyaung Chaung refugee camps displace refugees to other places.

Recurring floods in Nyaung Chaung refugee camps displace refugees to other places.

Due to flooding in the Nyaung Chaung War Refugee Camp in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine, the people sheltering in the camp are moving to nearby higher ground. An official of the social assistance association in Kyauktaw Township said that since last August 1st, due to continuous rain in Kyauktaw Township, the creek has risen, and the refugee camp is flooded.


"The Nyaung Chaung refugee camp is in a low-lying area, and there was a lot of rain and flooding. They are suffering a lot because of the flood. At around 6 o'clock this evening, the rain stopped." Due to the flooding, some refugees from Nyaung Chaung War Refugee Camp went to nearby villages. People who are helping also posted on their social networks that they are relocating the war refugees from flooding. On the night of May 24th, heavy rain and wind hit the Nyaung Chaung War Refugee Camp, causing more than ten residential buildings to be damaged.


At the end of May, Ko Khaing Myo Aung, the head of the camp, told RFA that the people sheltering in the Nyaung Chaung refugee camp have been facing food problems since before the flood. At that Nyang River refugee camp, more than 800 households and more than 3,000 people are taking shelter in villages such as Tinmagyi, Tinmathit, MyaukTaung, Tharsi, Laungshey, Pyaungtai, Meewa, Meeletwa who fled due to the fighting in Kyauktaw Township and Paletwa Township.




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