Myanmar: Earthquake in Shan State Situation Report No. 5
by Charles Cherry
• On 30 March, the local authorities in Tarlay have estimated that 702 houses were damaged. The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) reports that 3,152 people are homeless. Initial findings of a rapid assessment indicate that at least 18,000 people residing in 90 villages are affected by the earthquake. Most of those villages are located in Tarlay and Mong Lin.
• A significant level of assistance has been provided by Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and the local communities in Kengtung and Tachileik.
• The local authorities have reviewed the situation and identified immediate needs in water, including the restoration of access to safe water and shelter. Other remaining needs will be identified through the coordinated assessment, which will take place on 31 March and 1 April.
• A coordinated assessment will take place on 31 March and 1 April. Teams from 11 organizations have agreed on a common assessment form and on allocation of areas to be assessed.