Burma Times Correspondent: August 04, 2015
Nine people are missing in the floods at the Rohingya village of Pungná cwéng in Akyab.
In the aftermath of the cyclone Komen, water level rose as high as six feet in much of the village with the entire area was inundated. Despite this, the Rohingyas were not allowed to move out of the area to reach safer grounds by the authorities and the Rakhine neighbours.
The Rohingya village in Pungná cwéng lies in the midst of hostile Rakhine territory and there has been a continuous blockade leading to chronic food shortages.
There was no food stored by the villages and in the midst of the floods, the Rohingyas are suffering from a lack of food and lack of drinking water.
Much of the poultry and the livestock have also been washed away by the floods.
In the last few days, the villagers are spending their times in knee deep water as they continue to be refused permission to reach the flood inundated village. At present, there is up to three feet of water.