Myanmar

Myanmar Map

Myanmar Flag

Location 21.9162° N, 95.9560° E 
Population 53.9 million with 34.1% urban
% Population in LECZ 25.78
Topography Central lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands, highest point, at 5,881 m
Climate Lowlands show tropical monsoonal climate with a Southwest monsoon (Jun-Sep) and a Northeast monsoon (Dec-Apr) Climate at 2000-3,000 m is temperate while above 3,500 m is the alpine zone.
Download infoGraphic

Primary Disaster Risks

FIRE
CYCLONE
LANDSLIDES
EARTHQUAKES
STORMS
FLOODS
DROUGHT
TSUNAMI

Members of Myanmar Preparedness Partnership (MPP)

Government – Department of Disaster Management (DDM)

Department of Disaster Management (DDM)

In 1992, the State Law and Order Restoration Council transformed the Ministry of Social Welfare into the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. In 2018, the Department of Relief and Resettlement under the Ministry was renamed to the Department of Disaster Management to conduct disaster management activities in accordance with global standards.

DDM facebook

Local Humanitarian NGO Network – Myanmar NGO Consortium for Preparedness and Response (MNGO CPR) Network

Myanmar NGO Consortium for Preparedness and Response (MNGO CPR) Network

MNGO CPR Network supports coordinating and networking among Myanmar’s non-governmental organizations on disaster preparedness and response.

Private Sector Network - Myanmar Private Disaster Preparedness (MPD) Network

MPD Network

MPD Network was established in 2016 and includes national and foreign private companies, business associations, and chambers of commerce in Myanmar. It seeks to strengthen the capacity of businesses and business associations in Myanmar to increase their resilience towards disasters.

MPD facebook