- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 3 | July - September 2016
- ACAPS Briefing Note - Myanmar: Violence in Rakhine, 14 Oct 2016
- Physicians for Human Rights: Where there is police, there is persecution - Government security forces and human rights abuses in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October
Some of the people who fled Maungdaw township after deadly fighting broke out in the volatile northern part of the Rakhine state earlier this month are trickling back into Maungdaw as the area struggles to return to normal.
Some schools have reopened in Maungdaw, the administrative capital of Maungdaw township in the restive Rakhine state, but schools in rural villages remain closed over safety fears, Rakhine state government officials told RFA’s Myanmar Service.
THE CODE RED weather alert has been lifted for the Ayayawady Delta and the southern part of the Rakhine Coast, but the weather bureau says severe weather, including rain and flooding, is still likely.
“Ayeyawady Region and Rakhine State can see winds of 40 miles per hour as they are still within the affected area of the deep depression,” said the evening bulletin of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
Volume III, Number 192, 25 Tuesday, October, 2016
"After the soldiers arrived at our village, they said that if all of us didn't leave, they would shoot us"
By Wa Lone
YANGON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Myanmar's Rohingya villagers are facing a second night hiding in rice fields without shelter, after the army on Sunday forcibly removed them from a village in a crackdown following attacks on border security forces.
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On 19 October, Category 4 Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Cagayan province. After landfall, the storm left a broad path of debris, causing flooding and landslides, and damaging about 46,000 houses. As of 24 October, authorities have confirmed eight fatalities and approximately 159,000 people remain displaced (38,000 people are staying inside evacuation centres and 121,000 people outside of evacuation centres). The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has declined an offer of international assistance.
71.9 M required for 2016
16.7 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements
55.2 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation
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4.2 M required for 2016
809,938 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 23:45
24th October, 2016 23:00 MST
According to the observations at (22:30)hrs M.S.T today, the deep depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal has slightly moved to West-Northwest wards. It is centered at about (165)miles North - Northwest of Coco-Island, (105)miles Northwest of Hainggyikyun, (115)miles West-Northwest of Pathein, (115)miles Southwest of Gwa and (195)miles West - Southwest of Yangon, Myanmar.
Myanmar border authorities have started building 30 new patrol stations along the country’s border with Bangladesh in an effort to beef up security in the volatile northern part of Rakhine state following deadly attacks on border police earlier this month, a government official said Friday.
The new stations will be built along the border in Maungdaw township as a security measure for displaced residents when they return home, said Chan Thar, Rakhine state’s social welfare minister.
There are already 96 border patrol stations in the area, he said.
By Tin Htet Paing
Karen P. Simbulan and Laurens J. Visser
Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:00 GMT
The army was using "typical counter-insurgency measures against civilians," said a rights group spokesman
Violence erupted with Oct. 9 attacks on security forces
Military operation against "400 insurgents" under way
Army says 30 fighters killed, residents say civilians targeted
Suu Kyi has called for restraint, but military running crisis
Rights group has reports of burning homes, arbitrary arrests
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.
- Recent fighting and the security operation implemented in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar resulted in the displacement of an estimated 13 000 people.
- A group of an estimated 10 000 Rohingya Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are confined in a few villages of Maungdaw township, with urgent need of protection, food, shelter, and sanitation.
WFP stands ready to provide cash and livelihood support to the Myanmar refugees to be voluntarily repatriated from the border camps in Thailand to eight regions/states of Myanmar in mid-October.
WFP assisted 342,168 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States in September 2016.
By end-September, WFP has provided life-saving food and cash assistance to 187,000 people affected by the June-August floods in the country’s worst-hit areas.
This detailed commentary examines ongoing militarisation in southeast Myanmar from 2014 to 2016.
Myanmar authorities in the Rakhine state capital Sittwe on Thursday relocated about 1,000 people displaced by violence in Maungdaw township to the municipality’s main soccer field, while 100 others returned to their homes in three villages.
Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State
Humanitarian Groups, Journalists, and Rights Monitors Need Access
(Rangoon, October 21, 2016) – The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off assistance to tens of thousands of people and forced many to flee their homes.