Disaster overview: "The coordination team
suggests that there are three broad geographic areas.
team has conducted
field trips to
two of these ‘typical’ areas. Many houses in the areas visited are of timber construction but there are
and semi masonry buildings.
Chin State: Mountainous
area severely affected by landslide
were destroyed or are now in unsafe locations
are obliged to find
until new locations
are identified and support for rebuilding is
Because houses were damaged by ground instability almost
houses will need to rebuilt
Lack of useable roads is making access to affected villages
assessment and response extremely difficult.
Central plains: River flat areas where fast moving and deep flood waters have damaged houses,
cropping land and food,
made some locations unsafe and deposited deep mud. Some
villages will need to relocate and others are waiting for the dry season for mud to dry out.
also obliged to wait in less than adequ
ate temporary conditions. As well
as this some houses are damaged and
uninhabitable. Deep mud is restricting access.
Delta area: The coordination team will visit this area in next days to assess the general
government and anecdotal
extensive shelter damage...
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