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22 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Investigators from a Myanmar commission probing reports of recent violence against Rohingya Muslims in the northern part of restive Rakhine state will draft a “balanced” report based on fact-finding missions in Rakhine villages and refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, where tens of thousands of the minority group have fled from a crackdown, a member of the body said Tuesday.

22 Mar 2017 description

More than 30,000 people have fled Burma’s restive Kokang autonomous zone in the aftermath of an attack by the region’s dominant ethnic armed group on the administrative capital Laogai earlier this month, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Of that total, over 20,000 have crossed the border into neighbouring China’s Yunnan province, with the rest either internally displaced to other locations in Shan State or part of a contingent of more than 10,000 migrant workers that have left Kokang to return to homes elsewhere in Burma.

21 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Evaluation and Learning Brief


In 2013, UNICEF underwent a significant reorientation of its Child Protection Programme in response to an extensive mid-term review (MTR) and changes in the political and social context of Myanmar. The opening of the country in 2012 and the significant push for reform by the Government created the space for UNICEF to shift the focus of its Child Protection Programme to target a systems building strategy and approach, to best address the multiple challenges hindering the provision of protection for children.

21 Mar 2017 description

As U.S. Presses Military on Reforms, Policies Need Consistency, Patience

Monday, March 20, 2017 / BY: USIP Staff

21 Mar 2017 description

Huddled in makeshift camps, dependent on food rations and fellow refugees, Rohingya mothers carry hope inspired by their newborn children

By Antoni Slodkowski and Mohammad Ponir Hossain

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh, March 20 (Reuters) - Scared, hungry and badly beaten, Rohingya women fleeing an army crackdown in Myanmar recount harrowing tales of destruction and death: a father burned alive, an uncle slaughtered with a machete, a brother arrested and not heard from again.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Mizzima News

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists in Rakhine state protested yesterday against a perceived government plan to give citizenship to some members of the Rohingya Muslim minority community, AP reported on 19 March.

Rakhine state's dominant Arakan National Party led the protest in Sittwe, the state capital.

The protest took place three days after the Rakhine Advisory Commission, led by former UN chief Kofi Annan, urged the NLD-led government to reconsider a failed programme to verify the Rohingya for Myanmar citizenship and to remove restrictions on freedom of movement.

20 Mar 2017 description


  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

20 Mar 2017 description

A small proportion who fled violence decades ago are considered refugees, while many recent arrivals remain undocumented and miss out on vital aid.

By: Vivian Tan

UKHIYA, Bangladesh - At a glance, Mostafa and Sohel* have a lot in common.

As a young man in 1992, Mostafa fled violence in the northern part of Rakhine state in Myanmar to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

20 Mar 2017 description

Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.


20 Mar 2017 description

National organizations are at the heart of humanitarian response in Myanmar, using their local skills, relationships and access to assist the 525,000 people who are estimated to be in need across the country. Myanmar is leading the way in embracing the contribution of local partners, in line with commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. This includes record allocations from the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) directly to national organizations.

20 Mar 2017 description

Dhaka, 20 March, 2017 – Today, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal in support of efforts by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to address the most urgent humanitarian needs of thousands of Muslims who have sought refuge in south eastern Bangladesh, having fled violence in the northern area of Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar.

20 Mar 2017 description
report The Conversation

Author: DB Subedi
Sessional Lecturer, University of New England

Myanmar’s 'Rohingya issue' is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene

DB Subedi, University of New England

20 Mar 2017 description



5.1 M earthquake shook Taik Kyi. The earthquake has damaged about 40 buildings. 26 people were also reportedly injured.



194 houses were damaged by landslide in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province


Flood inundated three subdistricts in Jakarta. Nearly 3,300 people were affected.

Flood affected 430 families in Bekasi, West Java Province. 135 people were evacuated because of the incident.

19 Mar 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal is being launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 3,265,766 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 25,000 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following sectors: Health, WASH, food security, nutrition, emergency shelter, non-food items, restoring family links and disaster risk reduction.

18 Mar 2017 description
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March 18th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is going on with its humanitarian intervention in Myanmar, with a series of health projects for 5,000 families (25,000 people), at a total cost of $485,513.
As a transition from relief to development, the program involves rehabilitation of health infrastructure, provision of medical care through mobile clinics, and capacity building for local medics.
These projects are coordinated with Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRC) and the Health Department in Rakhine State.

17 Mar 2017 description

Germany - A new data briefing produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights a 27 percent increase in migrant deaths worldwide during 2016 compared to 2015. The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM increased significantly in many regions of the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

17 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the crisis

The humanitarian situation in the northern areas of Rakhine State, Myanmar, has deteriorated in recent months following an upsurge of violence. The new wave of violence has led to mass displacement and population movement.