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MORNING

GENEVA (15 June 2017) - The Human Rights Council today held an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

15 Jun 2017 description

Adapting to Change

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has offices in 17 countries across Asia, the most disasterprone region of the world. ADRA recognizes the importance and urgency of increasing resilience to disasters through an inclusive, integrated community-managed disaster risk reduction (DRR) approach with a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development.

15 Jun 2017 description

By YE MON

TANAI TOWNSHIP, Kachin State — With thousands of miners and their families in recent days having fled gold and amber mines in villages across Tanai Township to Tanai town, in northern Kachin State, the military has told leaders at the camps for the internally displaced (IDPs) that the temporary settlements should be moved to someplace other than the town itself.

The IDPs are currently living in makeshift camps set up at churches in the town, but military authorities have reportedly said that the crowding this has caused is untenable.

15 Jun 2017 description

The Rakhine and Chakma ethnic community in Maungtaw staged a protest outside the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Maungtaw yesterday against a deadly attack in early June on the Chakma ethnic tribe living in Chittagaung hilly areas in Bangladesh.

With permission from authorities, about 300 people took to the streets and gathered outside the office of UNHCR, chanting slogans and holding placards.

15 Jun 2017 description

As flood waters recede, the Rakhine State Government began roadwork on Sittway-Yangon Road, which was damaged by floods caused by the recent heavy rains.

The Rakhine State Minister for Transportation said the main problem was that the flooding happened on the road and water levels reach over two feet. Some of the hillsides along the highway was eroded by the rain, but the Rakhine State Department for Roads said they are using backhoes to solve the problem.

15 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

All Parties Should Provide Protection, Safe Evacuation Show More Services

(Rangoon) – The Burmese military and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) should provide civilians with safe exit routes from conflict areas and ensure that civilians are properly distinguished from combatants, Human Rights Watch said today.

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 21 countries. Agencies reported 32 incidents in 11 countries and 22 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.

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Civilians from minority ethnic groups suffer appalling violations and abuses, including war crimes, at the hands of Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in the country’s Kachin and northern Shan States, Amnesty International said today in a new report based on three recent trips to the conflict area.

14 Jun 2017 description

June 14, 2017: Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains yesterday in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have so far claimed 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies.

14 Jun 2017 description

Five philanthropic organizations teamed up and delivered aid to police families and people on 9th June affected by Cyclone Mora in northern Rakhine.

The group includes Shwe Latt Myar philanthropic group and Yarkkhita Swan Arr young philanthropic group.

The ceremony to hand over the aid to the people affected by Cyclone Mora was held in the meeting room of No.1 Border Police detachment in Maungtaw Township on 9 June.

14 Jun 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Brennan O’Connor, / Contributor

Extensive flooding in remote western Chin State, one of the poorest areas in Myanmar, caused massive landslides in 2015. In capital city Hakha, the landslides displaced thousands, wiping out half of the city’s farmland.

Around six months after the disaster struck, the state government started providing homes to victims in a new neighborhood called “Hakha Thar” in Hakha dialect, or “New Hakha” in English. It is informally referred to as New City, located several kilometers from the city center.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

14 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Yangon, 13 June 2017- As momentum is building up towards the global celebration of Father’s Day on 18 June, UNICEF Myanmar draws attention to the critical importance of the first 1,000 days in a child’s life. Scientific evidence shows that it is during this first 1000 days in a child’s life that investments in the child’s development reap the highest returns.

13 Jun 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,296,519 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 50,000 people for six months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter; food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. The Appeal also reflects the allocation of 64,273 Swiss francs to support the IFRC’s role as convenor of the IASC Shelter Cluster.