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04 Dec 2016 description

Due to the attacks that occurred in northern Shan state, a total of 102, including 46 male and 56 female from 40 households from Manglon township arrived at Ohmthee village in Naung Cho township on December 1.

State Hluttaw representative, U Myint Swe and officials met with those evacuees and encouraged them. Then township blood donors association and administration committee provided four bags of rice, including cooking oil and drinking water worth 420,000 kyats to those evacuees.

04 Dec 2016 description

The Shan state government provided necessary aid for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled their homes and are taking shelter in camps in Muse due to attacks by KIA,TNLA & MNDAA.

On December 1, IDPs at temporary camps were provided with foodstuffs and blankets by a delegation led by U Kain Mai and U Sai Kyaw Than, state Hluttaw representatives, and District administrator U Kyaw Kyaw Tun.

04 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the various construction committees from the States and Regions concerned signed the grant contracts for four projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$532,304 as follows:

  1. The Project for Construction of Kone Ma Hat Village Bridge in Bamaw Township, Kachin State (USD 121,957)

04 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the School Construction Committees from Magway Region signed the grant contracts for four projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 430,371 as follows:

  1. The Project for Construction of Thanse Village Basic Education Branch Middle School in Sidoktaya Township, Magway Region (USD 89,663)

04 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the School Construction Committees from Sagaing Region and Shan State concerned signed the grant contracts for five projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$499,391 as follows:

  1. The Project for Construction of No.2 Basic Education Primary School in Ka Nan Village in Tamu Township, Sagaing Region (US$ 101,855);

04 Dec 2016 description

Six-month-old Sue Latt Nwe is an energetic infant, sharing her thoughts in squeals and shouts. Despite the birth deformity in her right hand, she’s getting a healthy start in life thanks to the Tat Lan Programme, a project focused on reducing child stunting in Rakhine State, a western region of Burma.

02 Dec 2016 description

Background

About 217,000 displaced people, of whom about 80 % are women and children, remain in camps or camp-like situations in Kachin, Shan, and Rakhine. This includes 87,000 people in Kachin and 11,000 in Shan who were displaced as a result of the armed conflict that resumed in 2011 and that continues to displace people. It also includes about 120,000 in Rakhine who were displaced as a result of the inter-communal tensions and violence that erupted in 2012.

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

02 Dec 2016 description

More than 500,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar: Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017

In 2017, Myanmar will have an estimated 525,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance across Kachin, Rakhine and northern Shan States. This figure includes people recently affected by the renewed fighting in Kachin and northern Shan State, as well as those affected by protracted crises in Rakhine and Kachin and by natural disasters. Overall, an estimated US $146 million will be required to ensure humanitarian assistance for the concerned population.

02 Dec 2016 description
  • 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

All figures are displayed in USD

02 Dec 2016 description

This News Bulletin describes the fighting that broke out between the newly-reformed DKBA and joint forces of BGF and Tatmadaw soldiers led to more than six thousand Karen villagers to flee in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District.

  • On September 9th 2016, the fighting broke out between the newly-reformed Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and allied Tatmadaw and Border Guard Force (BGF) soldiers in Meh Th’Waw area, Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Radio Free Asia

A Kachin civil society organization has called on the Myanmar government to immediately release civilians arrested by military forces in the Mong Ko area of Muse township in northern Shan state, where fierce fighting between ethnic armed groups and national army has recently occurred.

The Kachin Peace Network (KPN) wants the military to free civilians who have been detained since Nov. 20, when fierce fighting broke out in Muse, as well as ensure the protection of life and dignity of local residents, according to a statement the group issued on Tuesday.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG 1 December 2016

LASHIO, Shan State — About 400 internally displaced people (IDPs) have fled their homes in Namtu and Mongton townships and taken shelter in Namtu town, according to local sources, following the latest clashes between the Burma Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State.

“Yesterday, 177 people arrived. They were from Nam Hai village in Mongton township,” said Nang San Hown, a lawmaker from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) in Namtu Township.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Informal briefing to the Human Rights Council

30 November 2016

Thank you Mr President, Good morning, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends,

01 Dec 2016 description
report Geneva Call

From 22 to 24 November 2016, 31 leaders, commanders and advisers of 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar, participated in workshops and discussions around the issue of child protection in armed conflict.

« We thank Geneva Call for this meeting on international norms to protect children, and for recognizing our role to promote human values in armed conflict, and this even though we are considered outlawed in our country » said a representative of an armed movement.

01 Dec 2016 description

Myanmar - In the southeast of Myanmar, just outside of Mawlamyine in Mon State, the Shwe Nga Lay “Goldfish” Group operates out of an unassuming building, which they constructed with their own funds, write Patrick Duigan and Liam Best.