Myanmar appeals for flood assistance, 46 killed
04 August 2015, Nirapad News: The Myanmar government has appealed for international aid amid floods which have killed at least 46 people and affected more than 210,000.
Four areas in the country have been declared disaster zones with widespread flooding and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain.
Many areas are still completely cut off by high waters or damaged roads.
The government has admitted giving a weak response to the disaster, according to state media.
The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper quoted information minister Ye Htut as saying that flood warnings had not reached everyone, and there had been confusion over evacuations.
The information ministry of Myanmar posted its appeal to UN agencies and donor countries for humanitarian assistance on its Facebook page late Monday night.
The statement also appeared in local newspapers on Tuesday, reports the BBC.