Asia, Myanmar floods
Unusually heavy monsoon rains during July and August 2015 caused severe floods in large parts of Myanmar. The country annually receives abundant rain during these months, but during the 2015 monsoon season the precipitation amount was much higher due to cyclone Komen. The floods affected several million people and destroyed more than 5,000 km^2 of farm land (source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA]). The left image shows the Irrawaddy River in middle-Myanmar at 30 April 2015, while the right image shows the same area during the heavy monsoon rains and floods at 3 August 2015.