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21 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • 7515 children enrolled in school up to Grade 7 till March in 2017; Grade 8 permission still pending

  • 66 survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) received psychosocial counseling till March in 2017. The number was 221 in 2016

  • 6285 birth certificates for were issued by UP Chairman to the Camp authority since 1992 till March 2017, following online birth registration for the first time

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF requires US$20.7 million to implement its 2017-2018 Response Plan for Undocumented Myanmar National (UMN) children. For 2017, to address the needs of affected children and their families, UNICEF is seeking US$9.45 million.

20 Jun 2017 description

National Natural Disaster Management Committee concluded its survey trip to the Cyclone Mora-affected areas in Rakhine State yesterday after reviewing aid supply, reconstruction of buildings and disaster awareness.

Representatives of five work committees under the National Natural Disaster Management Committee together with representatives of Rakhine state government yesterday visited camps for the internally displaced persons in Sittway.

20 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Forced Repatriation, Inhumane Detention Adds Misery to Asylum Seekers

Once again, World Refugee Day has arrived with no improvement in Thailand’s abysmal treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Despite having decades of experience hosting millions of refugees, Thailand still has no refugee law or credible national procedures for granting asylum. The result is refugees and asylum seekers are in a precarious state, vulnerable to abuse.

20 Jun 2017 description

By NANG MYA NADI / DVB

The Manpang People’s Militia Force has embarked on a forced recruitment drive in rural villages around Lashio, northern Shan State, local villagers have told DVB.

According to a member of the Mong Kyat village tract administrative committee, the people’s militia turned up in the village one week ago and demanded that one person be handed over from each hamlet.

20 Jun 2017 description

Men under 50 were most at risk

By Emma Batha

LONDON, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of recorded suicides and attempted suicides has soared at Thailand's largest camp for refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization for Migration said on Monday as it called for urgent action to treat high levels of distress.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. This overview document presents incidents reported over a 27-month period. It includes data shared by Report the Abuse and incidents reported in open sources and by Security in Numbers Database (SiND) partner agencies. It does not present a representative sample, but instead provides insight into the nature of these incidents.

19 Jun 2017 description

Overflowing water from the Uru River submerged low-lying areas in Phakant yesterday morning, but the flood started to recede by the afternoon.

Five inches of rain fell on Saturday, causing the river to overflow its banks. The flood submerged three low-lying wards and Lonkhin village, said U Kyaw Zwa Aung, an official from the Phakant Township Administration Office.

“We did not have much worries over flooding this year because we dredged the river this year in attempts to prevent floods”, said U Kyaw Zwa Aung.

19 Jun 2017 description

National Natural Disaster Management Committee has visited Cyclone Mora-affected areas in Rakhine State, reviewing aid supply, reconstruction of buildings and disaster awareness. Representatives of five work committees under the National Natural Disaster Management Committee together with representatives of Rakhine state government launched the trip on 16 June and .inspected Sittway, Shwepya ward, Satyokya Middle School, Kyaytaw B ward and Satyonesu 1 IDP camp to look into the situation.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 16 June 2017 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed a total of US$100,000 in relief supplies for people affected by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh and Myanmar. SRC disaster responders are also on standby for possible deployment to the affected areas.

SRC has contributed US$50,000 to the Bangladesh Red Crescent to provide food, shelter, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene for 50,000 affected people.

18 Jun 2017 description

By YE MON

TANAI TOWNSHIP, Kachin State — As a deadline passed for civilians to evacuate gold and amber mines in Kachin State’s Tanai Township, more fighting between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) flared near the mining sites on Friday.

A source from the KIA told DVB that the fighting began this morning at Ja Htu Zup village in Tanai Township, and soldiers from the Kachin ethnic armed group also launched an offensive at Kaung Ra village, near the town of Tanai.

17 Jun 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • One of the most natural disasterprone countries in the world

  • The highest population density in the world: 1 237.51 persons/km2

  • The country hosts a large number of Rohingya refugees* coming from Myanmar

Key messages

16 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

Millions to benefit from efforts to mitigate the impact of flooding and earthquakes

WASHINGTON, 15 June, 2017— A new project in Myanmar aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to disaster risks.  Disasters cost the country over US$184 million annually and disproportionally hurt the poor.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance

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16 Jun 2017 description

The number of cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) has dramatically increased over the last five months due to climate change, increased breeding rates of mosquitoes and improper water storage, said Dr. Zaw Lin, a dengue specialist and deputy director of the department of public health.

16 Jun 2017 description

THE ASEAN DENGUE DAY: SUSTAINING THE UNITED FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE

The ASEAN Dengue Day is an advocacy event held every 15 June to increase public awareness of dengue; to mobilize resources for its prevention and control; and, to demonstrate the commitment of ASEAN in to tackling the disease.

15 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA (15 June 2017) – More must be done by the Government of Myanmar to protect children in the country, says a United Nations human rights expert.

Reporting to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, reminded the Government that this obligation extended to all children within its jurisdiction, including all those from the Rohingya minority living in Rakhine State.