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25 Aug 2016 description

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake killed three people and damaged buildings, including dozens of pagodas, across central Myanmar late yesterday, 24 August. The epicenter of the quake was 25 kilometres W of Chauk, 59 kilometres NNW of Yenangyaung, 70 kilometres SW of Pakkoku, and 207 kilometres NW of Nay Pyi Daw and the depth was 84 kilometres. The quake was also felt across southern Myanmar and as far away as Bangkok in Thailand and Dhaka in Bangladesh.

24 Aug 2016 description

I am saddened by the reports of lives lost and damage caused by earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar, and wish to convey my condolences to the peoples and governments of both countries.

In Italy, Accumoli, Amatrice and other towns in the Central Appennines were struck early this morning by a 6M earthquake and two major aftershocks, with local sources reporting that up to 60 people have been killed and 150 remain unaccounted for. Some 2,500 people are reported to have been displaced. National responders are leading the response effort.

18 Aug 2016 description
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(Yangon, 19 August 2016): On World Humanitarian Day, aid workers in Myanmar are calling for solidarity with all people in humanitarian need around the country and across the globe.

15 Aug 2016 description

MYANMAR

Since the end of July, more than 422,000 people across Myanmar have been displaced by monsoon flooding. As flood waters recede, affected communities are beginning to return home. Local and regional governments continue to lead the response in collaboration with national partners and the private sector.
International organizations are providing targeted assistance upon the request of authorities, particularly for additional food supplies. To date, no major gaps have been identified.

422,000 people displaced

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Urgently needed shelter upgrades are underway in Rakhine camps which still house 120,000 internally displaced people four years after the outbreak of violence.

  • Humanitarian organisations face access challenges five years after the conflict in Kachin and northern Shan was reignited.

  • Fresh fighting has displaced thousands of people in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine.

  • IDPs tell of their struggle to educate their children in Kachin’s camps.

  • The challenges of accessing health care in Rakhine.

09 Aug 2016 description

Welcome to the Second Edition of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific Newsletter.

We are glad to share the latest updates in relation to the RCG as well as other UN-CMCoord projects in the Asia-Pacific region:

  1. Second Session of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific;

  2. UN-CMCoord Course for the Pacific;

  3. Updates on the development of Common Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Standards.

08 Aug 2016 description

MYANMAR

As of 8 August, nearly 360,000 people have been displaced by seasonal monsoon flooding in Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Kachin, Ayeyarwady, Mon, Yangon and Bago. Of the total displaced population, 200,000 people are in Magway. State and regional authorities are providing food, water, NFIs, cash and construction materials. Humanitarian organizations are also supporting the government’s response with additional food support. Flood waters are gradually moving south towards the Ayeyarwady Delta as monsoon rains continue to affect various parts of the country.

06 Aug 2016 description

37-year-old mother, Bowk Lung (pictured above), moved to Robert Camp for displaced people in Bhamo Township in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State five years ago after renewed fighting near her home village. In addition to her own two children, she took responsibility for her nephews whose parents sent them to access the educational opportunities available in camps in Government Controlled Areas. She says families living in Robert Camp struggle to support their children’s education while making ends meet.

05 Aug 2016 description

These bi-monthly updates seek to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Asia and the Pacific. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks

VIDEO: My voice counts - introducing a complaints and response mechanism

03 Aug 2016 description

As of 31 July 2016, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP), Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.9 billion to meet the needs of 96.9 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. The appeals are funded at $7.2 billion, with unmet requirements totalling $14.7 billion. Overall, donors have contributed $13.7 billion towards humanitarian operations in 2016 and pledged a further $814.4 million.

01 Aug 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 international organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

18 Jul 2016 description

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Increased rainfall has eased the drought situation in most parts of Papua New Guinea, however, severe food and water insecurity persists in remote, isolated and inaccessible areas. Following an inter-agency food security verification exercise, an additional 46,000 people have been assessed as requiring food in Milne Bay province. This brings the current total of people in need of food assistance to 226,000 people. The Government, together with WFP and local churches, are working on a joint plan to respond to needs identified in Milne Bay.

11 Jul 2016 description

CHINA

On 8 July Typhoon Nepartak made landfall near Taitung, Taiwan Province of China, as a Cat. 4 super typhoon with wind speeds of 234 km/h. Three people were reportedly killed and nearly 17,400 people were evacuated as a result of the storm, which caused storm surges and widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure.

01 Jul 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 international organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.