Severe flooding, caused by Typhoon Kammuri and heavy rains, has swept across much of South East Asia causing death, displacement and economic disruption. In Laos, the Mekong River swelled to its highest level in around 100 years and submerged five districts. Reports state that around 8,145 families in 145 villages in this area have been affected by the flooding. A further 39 villages have been flooded in Borikhamxay province. Due to existing poor infrastructure in Laos, communication links have been severely affected by the flooding, making access to relief very difficult. (ActionAid)

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