Aizawl, Aug 3: Several Mizoram NGOs and political parties has call upon all Zo (Mizo) ethnic people to extend help to brethren Myanmarese Mizo who have been affected by flood that lashed the country due to heavy rainfall recently. In a joint meeting convened by several political parties and NGOs at ZoRO office today, the representatives agreed to extend held to the flood affected Mizos living in neighbouring Myanmar. The representatives of NGOs and political parties have also call upon all Mizo ethnic people to extend their helping hands to their brothers and sisters living in flood ravaged Myanmar.
Meanwhile, Zofa Global Network (ZGN) has decided to organise mass donation for flood affected Myanmarese Mizos with organizing a two-day mobile charity concert in Aizawl on 5 and 6 August. Many well known and popular singers in Mizoram are expected to perform at the charity event.
At least 46 people were killed and more than 200,000 people have been affected after torrential rains caused severe flooding across Myanmar, with floodwaters hampering efforts to rescue thousands stranded in shelters, officials have said.
Heavy monsoon rain has battered vast swathes of the country in recent weeks and on Friday the government declared the four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar as “national disaster affected regions”, indicating the severity of the damage.
Around 150,000 homes and fields have been decimated, leaving people stranded in remote villages and destroying their livelihoods in a disaster testing the government’s limited relief operations.
The country’s Relief and Resettlement Director Daw Phyu told reporters that at least 217,000 people have been affected in the country, after monsoon rains triggered flash floods and landslides, destroying thousands of houses, farmland, bridges and roads.
The death toll is expected to rise over the coming days, the United Nations has warned. Rescue teams have not yet reached many areas and are still awaiting reports on the worst-hit regions.
Meanwhile, the government of Myanmar declared emergency as flooding worsens in the country due to heavy rainfall.