Race to rescue flooded villagers. Finding out the truth about Arsa militants. But the business is controversial - with critics saying the work is poorly regulated and dangerous to labourers. According to the Myanmar Times, residents of the state capital Hpa-an say that while each year there is flooding, this time things are much worse.
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Related Topics Asia migrant crisis. Large areas have been evacuated and people were moved to shelters to wait for the waters to subside. According to the Myanmar Times, residents of the state capital Hpa-an say that while each year there is flooding, this time things are much worse.
The flood began at the weekend and worst hit the country's eastern Kayin state on the border with Thailand. Human Rights Watch say most damage occurred in Maungdaw Township, between 25 August and 25 September - with many villages destroyed after 5 September, when Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said security force operations had ended.
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The story not being talked about in Myanmar. With the monsoon season approaching, work has begun to re-locate some refugees from the camps most at risk of flooding or landslides and in other sites, work has been taking place to improve drainage channels and strengthen shelters. A furtherare estimated to have arrived since August Authorities and navy personnel had boarded the Sam Ratulangi PB on Thursday to search for clues after it ran aground on a beach.
At least 6, Rohingya, including at least children under the age of five, were killed in the month after the violence broke out, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres MSF. Image copyright EPA More than 16, people are thought to have been displaced by floods following heavy monsoon rains in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Navy finds answers 1 September Myanmar's military says it is fighting Rohingya militants and denies targeting civilians. Japan heatwave declared natural disaster as death toll mounts.
Why you can trust BBC News. What's behind the N Korean 'ghost ships' washing up in Japan? More on this story. The government, which puts the number of dead atclaims that "clearance operations" against the militants ended on 5 September, but BBC correspondents have seen evidence that they continued after that date.
Estimates of their numbers are often much higher than official figures.
Asia selected China India. The largest refugee camp is Kutupalong but limited space means spontaneous settlements have sprung up in the surrounding countryside and nearby Balukhali as refugees keep arriving. At least villages were partially or totally destroyed by fire in northern Rakhine state after Augustaccording to analysis of satellite imagery by Human Rights Watch.
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The ship's location was last recorded off the coast of Taiwan inand this was the first reported instance of an abandoned ship appearing in Myanmar's waters, according to the AFP news agency. UN chief warns of bgc nightmare'. Myanmar officials investigating a "ghost ship" found mysteriously drifting near the Yangon region this week have found the answer to its fate.
Myanmar flooding displaces more than 16, people 26 July Regular heatwaves 'will kill thousands'. More on this story. The large, empty and rusty container vessel, Sam Ratulangi PBhad been discovered by myanmat off Myanmar's commercial capital.
The navy now say the freighter was being towed by a tugboat headed to a ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh. They have their own language and culture and say they are descendants of Arab traders and other groups who have been in the region for generations.