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Cyclone Komen Hits Bay of Bengal Region

World Vision Malaysia has completed its fundraising effort for Cyclone Komen. If you would like to support our work in ongoing disasters and emergencies around the world, please give to General Humanitarian Emergencies Fund.

Since early July, Myanmar and India have experienced heavy monsoon rains. The situation worsened at the end of July as Cyclone Komen evolved in the Bay of Bengal.

In Myanmar, the Sagaing and Magwe regions as well the Rakshine and Chin states were affected by relentless monsoon rains that caused floodwaters to sweep through houses, farmland, bridges and roads. To date, over 200,000 people have been affected.

In India, massive flooding and numerous landslides hit West Bengal, Odisha, Manipur and Gujarat, affecting over 8 million people in more than 10,000 villages. Crops, houses, roads, and bridges have been destroyed.

Two ADPs in India that are supported by Malaysians are heavily affected. Nabagram ADP & Basanti ADP supports more than 6,500 sponsored children. All staff and most areas within the ADPs are safe.

World Vision India has distributed food to about 80 families that were affected in target communities. World Vision India has also sent out assessment teams to the different states to assess immediate needs. They are working with the government, district and local authorities to assess the situation.

World Vision Myanmar has already distributed 400,000 water purification sachets and some non food items (NFI). They're now trying to get access to affected ADPs in Chin State to respond with food, NFIs and WASH supplies. None of the World Vision Myanmar ADPs supported by World Vision Malaysia were affected.

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