Myanmar relocates thousands of displaced people ahead of Cyclone Mahasen

May 16, 2013

YANGON, Myanmar, May 16 (UNHCR) – As Cyclone Mahasen approaches the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh, more than 35,000 internally displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have been moved to safer locations under a government evacuation plan. Many more have moved spontaneously into local communities to avoid the brunt of the storm, which is expected to hit land on Thursday night.