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Roads to recovery in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, ranking 9th out of 191 countries in the INFORM Index for Risk Management. Torrential rains from July 2015 and the onset of cyclone Komen triggered severe and widespread flooding and landslides across 12 out of 14 states. Half of the most-affected 40 townships were in the two poorest states: Rakhine and Chin. Landslides severed road connectivity, making the transport sector the most-impacted public sector, with agriculture sustaining the heaviest damages and losses overall. GFDRR, including its Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance and Hydromet programs, continues to contribute to the World Bank’s dialogue on resilience in Myanmar. The PDNA findings have been integrated in the design of ongoing and planned projects. The Emergency Recovery Credit addresses resilient rehabilitation with community-engagement, while the first-ever activation of the World Bank’s Immediate Response Mechanism is supporting agriculture sector recovery. A future DRM project will strengthen physical, operational and financial resilience to future disasters.

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Brecht,Henrike

Roads to recovery in Myanmar (English). Stories of impact Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/179601495599262156/Roads-to-recovery-in-Myanmar