Myanmar battles deadly flooding

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Flooded fields in Kale Township in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar. Photo: WFP/Khin Khin Aung

Monsoon flooding in Myanmar has killed nearly 70 people and affected more than 250,000, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

UN agencies and their partners have been assisting the country in responding to the disaster.

The UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) says despite blocked roads and dangerous river conditions, assessment teams have reached remote areas in the west of the country that have been most affected.

For an update, Dianne Penn spoke to Pierre Péron, OCHA spokesperson based in the capital, Yangon.

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