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16 Aug 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017

  • 13.1 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements

  • 57.7 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

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16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

Flood Condition of Ayeyarwaddy River

According to the (13:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (1) foot at Shwegu of Ayeyarwady River above its danger level, it may continue to rise about (3) inches during the next (1) day and may remain above its danger level.

Advisory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying areas inShweguTownship, to take precaution measure.

Flood condition of Chindwin River

16 Aug 2017 description
report Mizzima News

By RiA

National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Sittway Township Chairman San Shwe Kyaw said that the Union Government was planning to provide military training to local ethnic Rakhine people and equip them with arms for resolving armed conflicts in Maungdaw area, northern Rakhine State.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

Naw Kwut was a young Karen woman when she stepped on a landmine and lost her right leg while she was forced to act as a porter for the Myanmar Army 20 years ago.

“We were treated badly. They asked us to do everything for them,” she said, recalling her experiences in the jungle. She grew up in a village controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Brigade 1, in Thaton, Mon State.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By **THU THU AUNG**

YANGON — A coalition of 20 political parties led by the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) called on the Myanmar government to declare to the international community that there is “no Rohingya ethnicity” in the country.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By HTET NAING ZAW

NAYPYITAW — The Myanmar government will dispatch a special envoy to be stationed in New York where the UN is headquartered to explain the Rakhine issue to the international community, said U Kyaw Zeya, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He mentioned the plan in response to The Irrawaddy’s question during the Asean 50th anniversary celebration in Naypyitaw on Monday.

“We met concerned directors-general and explored ideas. We’ve made proper preparations to assign a separate body,” said U Kyaw Zeya.

15 Aug 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 4,040,219 Swiss francs (increased from 3,265,766 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 people over a period of 18 months (extended from nine months).

15 Aug 2017 description

The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 10 August 2017, a total of US$ 3.1 million has been allocated, to 8 projects targeting 73,600 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.

15 Aug 2017 description

US$150.3 M was requested for the Myanmar 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 15 August 2017, a total of US$ 67.3 million has been allocated (45% of HRP funding requirements). Among total donor contributions received, 78% of the funding is supporting humanitarian activities under the HRP. (Source: FTS)

15 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Chit Min Tun 14 August 2017

YANGON — Without reaching an agreement that covers the ethnic Naga people in both Myanmar and India, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) will not sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), according to peace negotiator U Kyaw Wan Sein of the NSCN-K.

15 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Moe Myint

YANGON – The Myanmar Army gave verbal orders to villagers in northern Rakhine State to avoid entering the Mayu mountain range as they conduct clearance operations in Maungdaw Township, a border police major told The Irrawaddy on Monday.

15 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Thu Thu Aung 14 August 2017

YANGON — More than 1,000 locals abandoned their homes and have sought refuge at Baptist and Catholic churches in Namti, Kachin State, due to fighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A).

The displacement followed clashes near Kasung village with KIA Battalion 11 on Thursday and a reported raid by the Myanmar Army on the area the next day.

Kasung is located about 15 miles from Namti town in Mogaung Township, Kachin State.

15 Aug 2017 description

Flood Condition of Ayeyarwaddy River

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (½) foot at Shweguof Ayeyarwady River above its danger level, it may continue to rise about (½) foot during the next (1) day and may remain above its danger level.

Advisiory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying areas in Shwegu Township, to take precaution measure.

Flood condition of Chindwin River

15 Aug 2017 description

Introduction

This briefing paper summarises the Refugee Council of Australia’s longer submission on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program for 2017-2018.

Scope of the consultation process