- Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 11 | 1 - 30 Nov 2014
- WFP Myanmar Rakhine Emergency Relief Post Distribution Monitoring Report
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee (A/69/398)
Appeals & Funding
Thousands of vulnerable people are at risk in areas beyond Government control in Kachin as cross-line missions remain stalled
Mines continue to pose serious risks to civilians, including children, in Kachin and northern Shan states
Displaced women and girls in northern Shan are exposed to violence and trafficking
IDPs and isolated communities in Rakhine need safe access to fuel and energy
People displaced in Rakhine State 139,000
Goal and Strategic objectives
The overarching goal of this strategy is to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and local communities to ensure that the lives, dignity and well-being of persons affected by conflict and disaster are protected.
To achieve this goal, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has agreed on the following strategic objectives for humanitarian action in 2015:
The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels.
Just a year ago, UN agencies and partners asked for $12.9 billion to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection.
The gap between humanitarian needs and the resources available to meet them continues to grow.
This document sets out inter-agency appeals requesting $16.4 billion to assist 57.5 million people in 22 countries in 2015.
(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched the 2015 global humanitarian appeal.
Need to scale-up shelter repairs and maintenance in Rakhine and Kachin;
Pilot citizenship verification exercise for IDPs in Myebon, Rakhine;
Most vulnerable displaced people in Meiktila need blankets, mats and other assistance for the winter;
Some 174,000 school children and their families are at risk of food ration cuts before the end of the school year.
People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State
Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province on 22 Nov, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to local authorities. Among the 43 injured, six were in critical condition and another five suffering severe injuries. Eleven medical teams have reached the quake zone, and nearly 10,000 medical and epidemic prevention personnel joined the rescue efforts.
Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed one person and damaged 30 houses in West Sumatra Province and inundated 372 houses in Riau Province. In West Java Province, a landslide injured three people and flash floods from the Cisangli River inundated approximately 220 houses, affecting 1,200 people.
Flooding affected over 53,000 people in Aceh Barat Daya and Aceh Jaya Districts.
Communication is a form of humanitarian assistance that is as important as water, food and shelter. Without access to information, disaster survivors cannot access the help they need, make informed decisions or be effective leaders in their own recovery. In the aftermath of a disaster, survival for the most vulnerable people depends on knowing the answers to questions such as:
Where can I find safe drinking water, food or shelter?
Where can I go for medical attention?
Where are my family and friends?
Since 2011, more than 247,000 people in total have been displaced in Myanmar, primarily in Rakhine and Kachin states. In south eastern Myanmar, a large number of people remain displaced following many years of armed conflict. Emergency preparedness is a major challenge as Myanmar is one of the most disaster prone countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
Humanitarian and development assistance needed for vulnerable people in Rakhine
Rakhine: Some positive developments but access to healthcare remains a major challenge
Cross-line missions reach 30,000 displaced people in Kachin
Resettled families in Pa La Na need further livelihood support
Floods displace over 11,000 people in Shan State, Sagaing, Mandalay and Ayeyarwaddy regions
On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hud Hud made landfall in the vicinity of Visakhapatnam City in the state of Andhra Pradesh with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves pounding the coast. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated and sheltered in relief centres and schools. The National Crisis Management Committee will launch a detailed assessment shortly, though preliminary information indicates widespread damage in the four affected districts.
6 people dead
150,000 people evacuated