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23 Jul 2017 description

(1) Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water levels have exceeded by about (2) feet each at Hinthada and Zalun above their respective danger levels. The water levels may fall about (½) foot during the next (3) days and may remain above their respective danger levels.

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

(2) Flood condition of Sittoung River

23 Jul 2017 description

Aid from the Amyotha Hluttaw and Mon State Hluttaw has reached flood victims in Kyaikto, Mon State, who are being sheltered at six emergency camps.

Heavy rain that began in Kyaikto Township, Mon State, on Thursday has injured several people, displaced thousands and caused extensive damage.

Heavy rains near Theinzayet Village in Kyaikto Township eroded a cliff side and caused it to collapse onto the house of U Myint Htun Naing, 39.

He suffered an injury to his right foot and is receiving treatment in Theinzayet Hospital.

22 Jul 2017 description

Heavy rain that began in Kyaikto Township, Mon State on Thursday has caused several injuries, displacement of thousands and extensive damage.

Heavy rains near Thein Zayet Village in Kyaikto Township eroded a cliff side and caused it to collapse onto the house of U Myint Htun Naing, 39. He suffered an injury to his right foot and is receiving treatment in Thein Zayet Hospital. Similarly, another cliff side collapsed near Seikkanthar Ward in the same village and destroyed the house of U Aye Ko, 58. In addition to numerous injuries, livestock were also lost.

22 Jul 2017 description

Yangon, 21 July 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again this evening. I would like to start by expressing my sympathies to Myanmar at the damage recently caused by the Cyclone Mora, particularly in Rakhine and Chin States and Ayeyarwaddy Division. I understand the rebuilding effort is underway and hope the needs of all affected people can be addressed soon.

22 Jul 2017 description

Background

As Myanmar is going through political and economic reforms and nationwide ceasefire negotiations, conflict in Kachin and northern Shan states is ongoing, and tensions in Rakhine persist. The displacement profile of the country is one of great complexity which includes statelessness, protracted internal displacement as well as recurring national disaster driven displacement.

21 Jul 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED is currently implementing a project, funded by the Embassy of France to Myanmar, in support of food security and nutrition in Rakhine State. This project will benefit to 238 vulnerable families in eight rural villages who have been affected by conflict and natural disasters. Focusing on off-season crop cultivation, it promotes year-round access to healthy food, such as nutrient-rich okra, yard long bean and cucumbers, in addition to improving water sources in eight villages in Mrauk-U and Kyauktaw Townships.

Training local farmers to ensure long term crops

21 Jul 2017 description

Nadine Walicki

Global development leaders recently concluded their annual review of progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year framework that came into effect in 2016. Despite longstanding and widespread acceptance that internal displacement is a development issue, it was rarely even mentioned. It should have been central.

21 Jul 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NAN LWIN HNIN PWINT

YANGON — More than 700 locals from the village tract of Kham Teng in Hsenwi Township, Lashio District in northern Shan State have fled to Hsenwi following alleged extortion of more than 70 million kyats from villagers by Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).

About 730 locals from seven villages fled to Hsenwi on Wednesday afternoon, Daw Nan Khin Htar Yi, Hsenwi lawmaker in Shan State’s parliament, told The Irrawaddy.

21 Jul 2017 description

(1) Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (1½) feet at Nyaung Oo above its danger level, the water level may fall below its danger level during the next (2) days.

21 Jul 2017 description

(1) Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (½) foot at Nyaung Oo above its danger level, the water level may fall below its danger level during the next (1) day.

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water levels have exceeded by about (2) feet each at Hinthada and Zalun above their respective danger levels, the water levels may fall about (½) foot during the next (3) days and may remain above their respective danger levels.

21 Jul 2017 description

(1) Flood condition of Toe River

According to the (14:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (½) foot at Maubin above its danger level, the water level may remain above its danger level during the next (2) days.

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

Hydrograph for Toe River at Maubin

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

20 Jul 2017 description

Rakhine State, Myanmar still experiences ongoing conflicts between the Rakhine and Muslim communities. Since October 2016, this unrest has led to not only the displacement of tens of thousands but also a lack of access to basic necessities and health-care for those affected. ICRC continues to work with the Ministry of Health and Sports in strengthening health-care services for local communities, especially those in rural Rakhine.

20 Jul 2017 description

(1) Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (13:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (½) foot at Pakokku above its danger level, the water level may fall below its danger level during the next (2) days.

According to the (13:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (2) feet at Nyaung Oo above its danger level, the water level may fall about (1½) feet during the next (3) days and may remain above its danger level.

20 Jul 2017 description

Vulnerable peoples are living at deadly risk in a growing number of no-go zones around the world, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in the 2017 Peoples under Threat index and online map.

This year’s index, which seeks to identify those countries around the world that are most at risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression, highlights how lack of access from the outside world allows killing to be perpetrated unchecked in disputed territories, militarized enclaves and, in some cases, whole countries.

19 Jul 2017 description

by Charlotte Falconer | Jul 18, 2017

Imagine for a moment that you are in desperate need of medical care, but the only care available to you is either too far away or too expensive. In Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, this scenario is a reality for many people.

19 Jul 2017 description

Landslides happened in Thandaungyi, Hpa-an District yesterday due to torrential, destroying several houses and block a road, but no casualty was reported in the incident. The landslide on the Thandaunggyi-Toungoo Road caused hindrance to the traffic flow on the road. The traffic returned to normal following local firemen cleared the blockage. —Hpa-an IPRD

18 Jul 2017 description

Peacemaking and mediation literature has often portrayed neutral ‘outsiders’ as the most suitable mediators, given their physical and emotional distance from the parties in conflict. However, in many parts of the world, communities in conflict prefer to deal with ‘insiders’ whom they already trust, who are part of the local society’s fabric, and who can make a long term commitment to resolving the conflict.

18 Jul 2017 description

SIEM REAP – Experts from six Southeast Asian nations have met in Cambodia under the coordination of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to talk about how best to provide school meals for students in their countries.

Participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste met for three days to exchange views with peers from neighbouring countries and to engage in discussion with WFP technical staff.