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Reference : V-P-MM-E-00336
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Rakhine State, Pauktaw islands, Nyaung Pin Chaing village. A mother and her six children live in this house. She is worried about the upcoming monsoon season because her house was washed away during Cyclone Mora in May 2017. Her neighbours helped her rebuild her house but it is not strong enough to withstand a big storm.
Photographer : AMBLER, Corinne
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 11.06.2018, Video : Myanmar : Vulnerable homes in the Pauktaw islands : “In the tiny Pauktaw islands, near the Rakhine State capital Sittwe, a project is under way to help villagers make their homes cyclone resistant. Many of the houses in Pyaing Taung and Sin Tet Maw village tracts were destroyed by Cyclone Mora last year, and the ICRC is trying to prevent that happening again.
We are working in 24 villages in this cyclone-prone area to reinforce 355 houses before monsoon season arrives. Houses will be made stronger and village carpenters trained and paid to do the work, providing an income for community members. Almost 2,000 people will benefit from this project.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4032x3024
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour