The United Nations is sending relief supplies to victims of floods that swept through central Burma last week.
The United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF says that it is distributing medicine, clothing, cooking utensils and water purification tablets.
UNICEF says that it was able to begin distributing relief supplies so quickly because of disaster preparations made after the December 2004 tsunami.
Burma's state media has reported that flood waters more than one meter high displaced thousands from their homes and washed out at least one bridge 50 kilometers north of the capital.
Heavy rains are common during Burma's annual June to September monsoon season.