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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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Myanmar: Internal Displacement in Kachin and northern Shan States, as of 1 June 2014

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World + 5 others
Communications with Communities Asia-­Pacific Newsletter June 2014

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

**Myanmar **

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

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Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-Wha Kang Press Remarks on Myanmar

Kyung-Wha Kang reminded the Government of its responsibility to bring the perpetrators of the March attacks in Rakhine to justice and called for regular, predictable, and sustained access to all IDPs in Kachin.

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Sri Lanka + 7 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 10 - 16 June 2014

Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre reports 27 deaths, nine injuries and 104,000 people affected.

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UN deputy humanitarian chief calls for greater humanitarian access to people affected by conflict and inter-communal violence in Myanmar

Despite considerable humanitarian efforts, many people in isolated villages and remote IDP camps continue to live in dire conditions, coupled with severe restrictions on their freedom of movement.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 5 | 1 – 31 May 2014 [EN/MY]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Improvements in access to healthcare for displaced people, but many vulnerable communities remain under-served

  • Humanitarian organizations in Rakhine take measures to strengthen their accountability to affected people

  • Hundreds of people displaced as tensions in Kachin and northern Shan continue

  • Displaced families are resettled in Myitkyina

Key FIGURES

People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State

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UN deputy humanitarian chief to visit Myanmar

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
WHEN: 10 – 14 June 2014
WHERE: Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Sittwe, and Myitkyina

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang will be visiting Myanmar from 10 to 14 June 2014.

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Myanmar: People displaced since 2011- Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 April 2014)

OVERVIEW

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Humanitarian situation deteriorates in Myanmar’s southern Kachin state and northern Shan state [EN/MY]

Security incidents have been reported regularly over the past month, making humanitarian access increasingly difficult and raising concerns for the protection of civilians.

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CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 1st round (update), As of 1 May 2014, in US$ million

In March and April 2014, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$95.6 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain emergency aid operations in crises where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low. The funding from CERF’s underfunded emergencies (UFE) window ensures that life-saving relief work continues in Chad, Colombia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Haiti, Mali, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen. This is the first of two UFE rounds planned for 2014.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 4 | 1 – 30 April 2014 [EN/MY]

There is still a shortage of offices and accommodation for staff, and by the end of April less than 50 per cent of staff had returned to Sittwe.

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Bangladesh + 2 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 22 - 28 April 2014

In Myanmar, more than 2,700 people have been displaced following renewed conflict between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army in southern Kachin State.

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Solomon Islands + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 16 - 21 April 2014

Five earthquakes over 6.0 magnitude have been recorded, including a magnitude 7.8 on 19 April that struck off Panguna on Bougainville Island. No major damage has been reported.

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Myanmar: Humanitarian lifeline cut following violence against aid agencies in Rakhine

Hundreds of thousands of people are finding it difficult to access basic services such as health care following the emergency relocation of up to 300 aid workers from Myanmar’s Rakhine State. More than 1,000 humanitarian staff have been forced to stop working following an outbreak of violence in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, on 26 and 27 March.

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