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23 Jun 2017 description
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Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and the Myanmar UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children

Yangon/New York – The Tatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. Since the signature of a Joint Action Plan (JAP) between the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children and the Tatmadaw in 2012, 849 children and young people have been released by the army.

23 Jun 2017 description

Mandalay earthquake scenario covers 13 townships: Aungmyaytharzan, Chanayetharzan, Mahaaungmye, Chanmyatharzi, Pyigyitagon, Amarapura, Patheingyi, Singu, Mogoke, Thabeikkyin, Tada-U, Nyaung-U.

This document summarises key baseline data for these townships. The document is intended to inform decision making early in the onset of an emergency and to be used in conjunction with expert knowledge and the latest primary and secondary data sources.

23 Jun 2017 description

Overview of migrant situation in Turkey

According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

23 Jun 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG

YANGON — In a further escalation of the conflict in northern Kachin State, the Myanmar Army has ordered locals of four Kachin communities to remain in their villages, as the military prepares for battles in the area.

The Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have clashed every day in the lands surrounding Hpakant and Tanai townships since June 4, forcing thousands to flee their homes and their work in the area’s amber and gold mines.

23 Jun 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017

  • 25.3 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

  • 107.0 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Jun 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017

  • 0 contributions received

  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Jun 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017

  • 10.9 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements

  • 59.9 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Assisting the Most Vulnerable Would Be Significant Progress

When looking for solutions to the global refugee crisis, Japan is often identified as a country that could do more. It contributes generously to the United Nations refugee agency but does very little in terms of recognizing asylum seekers in Japan or in resettling refugees stranded, often in terrible conditions, in Thailand, Lebanon, Kenya, Pakistan and elsewhere.

22 Jun 2017 description
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Executive Summary
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Global Overview of Drug Demand and Supply
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The Cannabis Market
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Market Analysis of Synthetic Drugs
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The Drug Problem and Organized Crime, Illicit Financial Flows, Corruption and Terrorism

22 June 2017 - In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by UNODC.

22 Jun 2017 description

The UN strongly disagrees with false and inaccurate statements in recent media reports about the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien.

The future elevation of the UN Resident Coordinator post in Myanmar to the level of an Assistant Secretary-General has no links to the current Resident Coordinator, Renata Lok-Dessallien. As stated by the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson on June 13, her performance has been constantly appreciated.

22 Jun 2017 description

DHAKA – The Australian Government has announced additional support of AUD3.9 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve nutrition and build community resilience in Cox’s Bazar.

Undernutrition and food insecurity are at crisis levels in Cox’s Bazar and poverty is well above the national average. More than 30,000 people live in official refugee camps and more than one hundred thousand others are in makeshift camps or hosted in the community.  

22 Jun 2017 description

Analyzing overcrowded camp conditions in Sittwe and their impact on health and protection

In 2012, inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state led to the displacement of approximately 145,000 people, 94% of whom were Muslim. Around 76,000 Muslim internally displaced people (IDPs) were temporarily housed in 11 planned camps in rural Sittwe Township. They were subject to heavy restrictions on their freedom of movement and unable to return to their areas of origin.

22 Jun 2017 description

The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) has called for a withdrawal of Burmese government forces from their bases in Karenni [Kayah] State; the cessation of several mega-development projects; and adequate humanitarian assistance for Karenni refugees.

22 Jun 2017 description

By YE MON

TANAI TOWNSHIP, Kachin State — No one here thought that leaflets could destroy riches and their possessors’ future plans so quickly. But in Burma, leaflets are not only capable of doing that — they can lead to death.

22 Jun 2017 description

Census report: Women hold the key to Myanmar’s future prosperity

YANGON, Myanmar — Census data shows that women are critical to Myanmar’s development. Today only half of women (50.5 per cent) are in the labour force, compared to 85.6 per cent of men. By realizing the potential of women and enabling their entry into the labour market, Myanmar can generate its very own brand of economic growth driven by a “gender dividend”.

21 Jun 2017 description
report ACTED

Then Tun Aung, village leader of Nga Tauk Tak, lives in a village that is directly impacted by climate change: his home, which once lay within walking distance of the coastline, is now mere meters from the waterline due to mangrove degradation. Other homes in his village are already experiencing flooding during high tide, and the number of families in Then Tun Aung’s village that are affected by this flooding increases each year.

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Chinese abridged version

Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals