- OCHA: Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 8 | January - March 2016
- Bali Declaration on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons, and Related Transnational Crime
- World Food Programme: Myanmar March 2016 Operational Report
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Since mid-April fighting between the Myanmar Military and the Arakan Army has displaced approximately 1,100 people in Buthidaung, Rathedaung and Kyaktaw townships in Rakhine State. Those displaced are primarily staying in schools and a smaller number with relatives.
Following the 6.5 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes which struck Kumamoto Prefecture on 14 and 16 April, an estimated 60,000 people remain in more than 600 evacuation centres. With the resumption of basic services, the number of the evacuees has decreased from 112,100 people last week. The Government has secured apartment units for 8,350 households as temporary accommodation. On 22 April, the Republic of Korea delivered food, bottled water and blankets, by sending two military aircraft to Kumamoto Airport.
A magnitude 6.5 and 7.3 earthquake struck Kumamoto Prefecture, in southern Japan, on 14 and 16 April. As of 18 April, 12:00 p.m. local time (GMT+9), authorities confirmed 42 deaths, 1,095 injuries and 11 people are still missing. Some 112,100 people remain in 1,021 evacuation centres in Kumamoto, Oita, Fukuoka, Miyazaki and Nagasaki prefectures – the majority of the affected are in Kumamoto. Aftershocks continue to be felt in the affected areas.
Humanitarian organizations are currently provding assistance to over one million people in Myanmar. This includes 460,000 people who were severely affected by the devastating floods in July/August 2015 who continue to require support, particularly in the food security sector.
KACHIN AND SHAN
IDPs in camps in Rakhine State urgently need repairs to their shelters ahead of the rainy season
Dry season water shortages in Rakhine State
Thousands displaced following renewed clashes in northern Shan State in February and March
Majority of people in flood evacuation sites have now been resettled, but over 3,000 remain displaced
Major assessment by FAO and WFP shows that food security and livelihoods are still at risk following 2015 floods
As at 31 March, the global funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are over US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 88.7 million people across 38 countries.
About $1.5 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $18.6 billion. The outstanding pledges amount to over $124.4 million as reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS).
Beginning on 4 April, heavy rain from two tropical disturbances continues to fall on communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston where thousands of people are still reliant on transitional shelter. Low-lying villages were evacuated. In the north and west of the country, roads were cut and schools closed. The Cyclone Winston response is moving into the early recovery phase. Priorities include providing permanent shelter and water and sanitation for 350,000 people. Some 800,000 planting materials were distributed
A month after Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji, the Government-led response has delivered life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people. The first round of emergency food distributions reached more than 370,000 people and access to safe drinking water has been restored for 150,000 people. An additional 100,000 people still need water assistance.
Temporary learning spaces have enabled classes to resume in 95 schools. A State of Natural Disaster was extended for another month.
Armed conflict has continued in early March 2016 in various parts of Shan State, with more than 1,300 people newly displaced in the past week following clashes North of Kutkai.
Humanitarian organisations estimate more than 600 displaced people at Nam Hpet Kar village, with more people arriving daily. A further 700 people fled to Mong Yu Lay village, where they are staying with host families and monasteries who are providing initial assistance.
As of 11 March, some 14,800 people affected by Typhoon Winston remain in 476 evacuation centres. All evacuation centres in Central Division have closed and only three remain open in Northern Division. In Eastern Division, however, 7,800 people remain in the centres including people from the most severely affected islands including Koro.
On 4 March, the Government of Fiji and humanitarian partners jointly launched a Flash Appeal seeking US$38.6 million to respond to the life-saving and protection needs of 350,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston. To enable partners to provide urgent humanitarian assistance, US$8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund was allocated for the Fiji response. Nearly 18,500 houses have been damaged or destroyed by the cyclone and more than 18,000 people remain in evacuation centres.
Armed conflict erupted in early February between the Restoration Council for Shan State (RCSS) / Shan State Army South (SSA-S) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in Kyaukme Township, northern Shan State. In total, over 4,200 people were displaced to Kyaukme town and surrounding villages according to State authorities and local civil society organizations (CSOs). More than 1,400 people have been able to return home again. However, renewed outbreaks of fighting last week displaced some 300 people. As of 29 February, over 2,700 people remained displaced.
As at 29 February, the funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 89.3 million people across 37 countries. The increase since January is due to the release of the Yemen response plan which seeks $1.8 billion to respond to humanitarian needs of 13.6 million people. The global figures are likely to increase further in the course of 2016.
On 7 February, fighting between the Restoration Council for Shan State (RCSS) / Shan State Army South (SSA-S) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) broke out in Kyaukme Township, northern Shan State. As of 16 February, over 3,300 people were displaced to Kyaukme town and surrounding villages, according to the Relief and Resettlement Department in Shan State and humanitarian organizations. The situation remains fluid.
The government, private donors, local civil society organizations, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, the UN and partners have provided relief materials.
Changes in context
Clashes between Government forces and lawless elements displaced more than 17,000 people in Maguindanao province. Two separate incidents occurred on 5 and 10 Feb, leaving five civilians injured (three men, one boy and one girl).
17,000 people displaced
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