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10 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bangladesh is urgently seeking US$ 1.5 million to boost emergency reproductive health services and safety for women, girls and newborns impacted by Cyclone Mora.

09 Jun 2017 description

June 2017 is a sad anniversary for hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar. In Kachin and Shan States, it has been 6 years since the civil war broke out and at least 98,000 people are still displaced. In Rakhine State, about 120,000 people continue to live in camps after they fled outbreaks of violence 5 years ago. These numbers don’t tell the full story.

09 Jun 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence

09 Jun 2017 description

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

FAO report notes heavy toll of disrupted farming, higher prices and displaced livelihoods

8 June 2017, Rome-- Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

09 Jun 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By JOE KUMBUN

As the sixth anniversary of the resumption of Burma’s civil war between the Burma Army and ethnic armed group the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) arrives, civilians in Kachin State continue to be displaced by conflict.

08 Jun 2017 description

This report is the collaboration of Save the Children and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network with funding support from the Oak Foundation.

08 Jun 2017 description

Thale Solnørdal Jenssen | Published 08. Jun 2017

“With an ID card, I can show who I am,” says Zin Hnin Phyu from Myanmar.

The 14-year-old school girl lives on Ma San Par, an island situated in the Mergui archipelago, in southeast Myanmar. By speed boat, the trip from the mainland takes 45 minutes. For most of the islanders, travelling with slower boats, the journey takes several hours. Their lives are quite isolated, away from health and higher education services on the mainland.

500,000 cards

08 Jun 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Four hundred people fled from gold and amber mines in a resource-rich area of northern Myanmar’s Kachin state following a warning by the army that soldiers were preparing to clear the area following a new round of fighting with an ethnic militia, local residents said Wednesday.

A mine worker named Worlay who left the mining region said he is one of a group of 78 people staying at a church in Tanaing town.

08 Jun 2017 description

Over 100 families from Namtu township returned to their village on May 30 after they fled an outbreak of fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) earlier the same month.

The displaced villagers began arrived at the Shwe Myin Thar Monastery in Namtu township on May 11.

08 Jun 2017 description

Mostly unofficial Rohingya refugees are facing problems and difficulties to repair their huts due to financial crisis, Rahamat Ullah from Balukhali makeshift camp said.

The huts of refugees were devastated by the heavy winds and rain (Cyclone Mora) on May 30, 2017, Rahamat added.

A woman named Sura Khatun (50), wife of Kula Meah, said that her hut was destroyed by the Cyclone Mora. She is not able to build it again for cause of money.

She also said that her husband is blind and she has no elder son to feed them and all of the family members are female.

08 Jun 2017 description

Director general Dr. Ko Ko Naing from the ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Maungdaw District Administrator U Aye Htut and officials from various departments delivered financial aid to the cyclone effected villagers in Buthidaung Township on June 2, according to local elder Kala Meah from Gwa Sone village said.

They provided financial aids for the construction of houses and buildings destroyed by Cyclone Mora that recently hit Arakan state, he more added.

07 Jun 2017 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected possible damaged shelter structures in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Palong Khali Union and Cox Bazar District, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used Pleiades satellite imagery acquired the 6th and the 7th June 2017 as post-images. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 1,105 possible damaged shelter structures within the extent of the camp. Kindly note that the number of possible shelter damaged structures could have been under or overestimated in some areas due to the cloud cover and the delimitation of the camp extent.

07 Jun 2017 description

An Indian navy vessel carrying aid from India for Cyclone-Mora victims in Rakhine State has anchored at the Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal in Yangon yesterday.

The officers of the Myanmar Navy received the aid at the terminal.

The aid, which includes clothing, food and medicines, would be transferred to the authorities in Rakhine State in order to deliver the aid to the victims of Cyclone Mora.

07 Jun 2017 description

This information bulletin reflects the current situation and action taken by Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) to date. The Bangladesh Red Cross Society (BDRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) received an allocation of CHF 110,111 from Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 31 May 2017 to provide immediate relief to the population affected by Tropical Cyclone Mora (TC Mora). BDRCS is currently mobilizing its response through the DREF allocation.

06 Jun 2017 description

Khan Mohmand, S. with Justino, P., Dowd, C., Scott-Villiers, P., Befani, B., Loureiro, M. and Shaw, J.
IDS Working Paper 487
Publisher IDS

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06 Jun 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Conflict and Health201711:9 DOI: 10.1186/s13031-017-0112-2©  The Author(s). 2017

Received: 1 November 2016Accepted: 26 March 2017Published: 31 May 2017

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06 Jun 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh (Thayatchaung) Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in January 2017, including civilians’ livelihoods, development, education and displacement.

  • Villagers from K’Ser Doh Township experienced a poor betel nut and paddy harvest in 2016, which has put their livelihood at risk.

06 Jun 2017 description
report UN Women

By Marie Sophie Sandberg Pettersson

Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh — UN Women in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping provide emergency shelters and other supports to ensure the safety and protection of thousands of women in the two Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district in southeast Bangladesh that was struck by Cyclone Mora in the morning of 30 May 2017 this week. At least 27 of the refugees were injured by the storm.