The worst-affected areas:
Chin State and Sagaing Region lie in the mountainous northwest of Myanmar, and both share a border with India.
Sagaing Region is partly located in Myanmar's dry zone and is a key agricultural region, also home to a range of industries. Water scarcity and sanitation are major concerns in some parts of the region, while other parts are prone to seasonal flooding.
Chin State remains the poorest and least developed area of Myanmar, with 73 per cent of Chin's 478,801 people living below the poverty line, according to the latest census data. Additionally, there is low literacy, inadequate access to healthcare, poor road infrastructure and limited power. Southern Chin State is home to some of the most isolated and remote communities in Myanmar.
"Of course I don't want to leave my homeland, but it is impossible to stay there. We lost our land due to landslides, but my son still has a job here, so at least we are safe now," says Daw Lawng Hngel.
At the New Nat Nan village in Sagaing, a work crew made entirely of women, in their traditional longyis, works steadily throughout the day, shovelling load after load of dirt to ensure the drainage channels are complete. This offers some protection for when the next heavy rains hit their newly constructed village. In these communities, manual work is not the sole domain of men.
Re-establishing a sense of normality for the people who have been disrupted by the recurring natural disasters is central to the rebuilding efforts.
The women in villages across Sagaing Region and Chin State are involved in rebuilding their communities through the restoration of services and establishment of small services, along with being involved in much of the manual work needed.