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Migrants and hosts working together to stem disasters in Myanmar

Well-known as a theatre of internal displacement caused by long-standing civil conflict, Myanmar’s south-east region is also exposed to significant risk of natural disaster. Sandwiched between Thailand and the Andaman Sea, this long and narrow stretch of land is exposed to severe annual flooding that regularly causes tens of thousands of people to flee, as well as landslides and a moderate risk of tsunamis and cyclones.