Two librarians at the centre of flood relief efforts in Myanmar

(28 August 2015) Myanmar is in the early stages of recovering from devastating floods that have displaced 384,900 households and affected more than 1.6 million people. While the government and relief organizations have organized a strong response to the floods, access to food, health services, and communications is still limited in many remote villages and townships. In the wake of crises, access to information is critical.

Here is the story of how two librarians in Myanmar are providing modern library services to communities affected by the floods. Their stories are representative of how Myanmar’s library community has risen to the challenge.

Read their story by Joel Turner on the website.