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Philippines + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 Sep 2014)

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong in the Philippines wreaked havoc, affecting over 800,000 people, while Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in Viet Nam, causing massive floods.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 8 | 1 – 30 August 2014

In the Bago District, 25,000 people were affected when the Pegu River inundated adjacent villages and farmlands. The majority of the victims are casual labor workers, fishermen and farmers with no other livelihoods opportunities.

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Myanmar: Internal Displacement in Kachin and northern Shan States (1 August 2014)

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Myanmar: Internal Displacement in Myanmar (1 August 2014)

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Myanmar: Humanitarian Funding Update (11/09/2014)

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Philippines + 13 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

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UNDP Assistant Administrator Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging conclude visit to Rakhine State

Joint press release

Yangon - UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging have concluded a two-day visit to Rakhine State, to review the humanitarian and development needs affecting people in Rakhine, and to assess efforts to increase cohesion and peaceful coexistence between communities.

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World + 3 others
Communications with Communities Asia-Pacific Newsletter August 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

Myanmar

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Myanmar: Snapshot of Humanitarian Issues (31 July 2014)

Since 2011, more than 247,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar, primarily in Rakhine and Kachin states, which were affected by heavy seasonal rains and landslides in July.

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World + 1 other
Humanitarian action - the compassion of peoples and states

By Mark Cutts | Tuesday, 19 August 2014

This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day on August 19. This is the day the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and other humanitarian organisations celebrate the many humanitarian acts that take place in the disasters and armed conflicts that cause so much suffering in our world.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 7 | 1 – 31 July [EN/MY]

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Despite efforts by national and international health teams, coverage is still well-below levels prior to the suspension of MSF Holland in February, which had over 500 staff in Rakhine.

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China + 4 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (5-11 August 2014)

Rescue efforts are ongoing in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck on 3 August, affecting more than a million people.

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OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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Philippines + 4 others
OCHA surge deployments in 2013

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 6 | 1 – 30 June

HIGHLIGHTS

Two years after inter-communal violence in Rakhine and the outbreak of conflict in Kachin, serious humanitarian needs remain.

Growing nutrition concerns for vulnerable children in Rakhine.

Major gaps in health coverage in Rakhine and risk of water borne diseases as rainy season starts.

Livelihood support programmes for vulnerable communities in Rakhine.

NGOs start innovative water and sanitation project in Sittwe IDP camps.

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2014 Strategic Response Plan Myanmar (December 2013)

SUMMARY

Since 2011, the Government of Myanmar has made rapid progress on its reform agenda, particularly in the area of democratization and peace building. Meanwhile, humanitarian needs have significantly increased in some areas over the last two years, with the most urgent stemming from inter-communal violence in Rakhine State. Although efforts are being made to find durable solutions and prevent long-term displacement, tensions in Rakhine State remain high and there remains a risk of further violence and displacement in 2014.

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Myanmar: Internal Displacement in Myanmar (1 June 2014)

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Myanmar: Internal Displacement in Rakhine State (1 May 2014)

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Myanmar: IDP Sites in Kachin and northern Shan States (1 June 2014)

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