- Humanitarian and Development NGOs and INGOs call for the protection and access of services to people affected by conflict in Kachin and Northern Shan States, 1 Dec 2016
- Statement by Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in northern Rakhine State, 29 Nov 2016
- WFP Myanmar Country Brief, October 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
In 2016, the number of forcibly displaced people reached a historic level. More than 65 million people are internally displaced, refugees or asylum seekers and more people are displaced within countries and across borders every day due to conﬂict violence persecution and natural disasters. Nearly half of these people are children. More than half are internally displaced – an invisible majority.
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes
For 2017, humanitarian partners will require $22.2 billion to meet the needs of 92.8 million people in 33 countries. The initial appeal for 2016 stood at $20.1 billion to meet the needs of 87.6 million people in 37 countries. This is in stark contrast to the $2.7 billion called for in the first six inter-agency humanitarian appeals launched in 1992. The last quarter century has seen an overwhelming shift in frequency, scale and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies.
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.
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.
IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $2.6 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 38 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.
On 14 November, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Christchurch on South Island at a depth of 15 km. The media reported at least two people were killed. Following the earthquake, a two meter tsunami was recorded in Kaikoura. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) immediately issued a tsunami land warning for the East Cape to Southland, including Wellington and the Chatham Islands but has since been cancelled. A state of emergency was declared in Kaikoura.
The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by international organisations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.