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16 Aug 2017 description

Lileya Ketali is 61 years old and lives in Gone Nar, a village in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State. Like many other farmers, he relies on subsistence agriculture, with paddy being a main crop during the monsoon season.

Having only four acres of land, he hires casual labour to work on his farmland and covers their cost with harvested paddy. The remaining crop he uses for food consumption and stores for replanting in the following year.

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)

07 Aug 2017 description

JAPAN

Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.

CHINA

03 Aug 2017 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.

27 Jul 2017 description

27 July 2017 - Heavy monsoon rains since early July have triggered floods in Myanmar. The Government Relief and Resettlement Department has reported that nearly 140,000 people have been temporarily displaced. In Sagaing Region, Rakhine and Mon states, most people are reported to have returned to their homes due to flood waters receding, while in other areas many people remain displaced.

21 Jul 2017 description

21 July 2017 - Heavy monsoon rains since early July have triggered floods in Myanmar. The Government Relief and Resettlement Department has reported that over 90,000 people from Magway, Sagaing and Bago regions have been temporarily displaced.