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06 Jun 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017
  • 10.9 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
  • 59.9 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

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06 Jun 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017

  • 0 contributions received

  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

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06 Jun 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 24.6 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
  • 107.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

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06 Jun 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Lawmakers from western Myanmar’s Rakhine state urged the government on Monday to build more ethnic Rakhine villages in Muslim-majority townships in the northern part of the state where a recent four-month crackdown on Rohingya Muslims forced tens of thousands of people to flee.

Replying to a question by Rakhine state legislator Thet Tun Aung during a meeting in the upper house of the state parliament, General Than Htut, deputy minister of border affairs, said 36 ethnic Rakhine villages had already been built in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships.

06 Jun 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Lawi Weng

RANGOON — The Mansi Township police have opened a case against Battalion 319 of the Burma Army, after its soldiers were accused of killing three internally displaced ethnic Kachin men in Mai Hkawng village, Kachin State.

“We opened charges against them for murder—Article 302 [of the penal code],” police officer Aung Kyaw Soe Win told The Irrawaddy on Monday.

05 Jun 2017 description

In January 2017, baby Ying Lawm was born on the side of a road in no-man’s land, not far from the frontlines of war-ravaged Kachin State. The baby’s young mother, Bauk Seng Pan, gave birth while on the run from one of the world’s longest running civil wars. After five years of displacement, Bauk Seng Pan dreams that she and her family will one day be able to return home and resume a normal life.

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05 Jun 2017 description

This publication shows how change works. It is a collection of 10 transformative development stories for development practitioners. It explains how the featured projects have yielded lasting, far-reaching results, and accelerated early progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The interventions profiled here demonstrate how much can happen when commitment is sustained, and when governments, private sector, civil society and UNDP work together. Innovation, delivering at large-scale, and partnership are key elements of the successful projects in the publication.

05 Jun 2017 description

Indonesia

  • Earthquake with magnitude of 6.6 shook Poso District, Central Sulawesi Province. 25 people were injured and 348 houses were damaged because of the incident.

  • Heavy rain battered and triggered flooding in Padang City, West Sumatra Province. 285 people were evacuated due to the flood

  • Flood also affected Province of Gorontalo. 484 houses were damaged and 2,747 people were affected by flood in Gorontalo District. Additionally, 2,000 people were displaced in Bone Bolango District.

03 Jun 2017 description

Director-General Dr. Ko Ko Naing from the Ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Maungtaw District Administrator U Ye Htut and officials from various departments travelled to the various villages in Buthidaung Township yesterday to provide financial aid for the reconstruction of houses and buildings destroyed by Cyclone Mora four days ago, in the hope that people will have shelter before the rainy season sets in.

03 Jun 2017 description

The Rakhine State Government took steps to provide aid to the people affected by Cyclone Mora in several areas in Rakhine State yesterday, a day after the cyclone wreaked havoc in the northern part of the state.

Concurrently, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win visited military command areas in Rakhine State affected by cyclone.

03 Jun 2017 description

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) launched on Monday a program to distribute 569,340 breaking-fast meals in Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan to ease the sufferings of the Somali people affected by drought in the previous years. The Center also launched a breaking-fast program in Abyan Governorate in Yemen to be distributed to 234,000 beneficiaries and also started a project in Myanmar.

03 Jun 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By MOE MYINT

RANGOON — It’s a modest life, but it’s a lot better than what came before.

Father-of-two U Khin Maung Shwe works as a motorcycle taxi driver outside Rangoon. His wife, Daw Ni La, runs a small shop.

They get by mainly on their own efforts, and that’s important to the Kaman Muslim family who came to Htauk Kyan village in Mingaladon Township three years ago, hoping to escape the tough conditions they experienced in the Ramree camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Arakan State for three years.

03 Jun 2017 description

Cyclone Mora destroyed a total of 4,702 houses and caused damage to 13,595 homes in Arakan State, Chin State and Irrawaddy Division, according to a statement yesterday from Burma’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

Official figures also say that 325 schools, 32 office buildings and 57 religious buildings were completely destroyed, while 429 non-residential buildings were partly damaged. A total of 23 hospitals and clinics, 23 governmental buildings, three bridges, 38 utility poles and 22 motorboats were also damaged by the cyclone, the ministry said.

03 Jun 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District during the period between September and 5th November 2016. The situation update includes livelihood, drug, illegal logging, health, education and landmine issues.

• Civilians in every Township in Hpapun District are concerned about their livelihoods because various insects and rodents have been attacking their paddies since 2015, and it has not stopped yet.

02 Jun 2017 description

Myanmar announced plans yesterday to strengthen its disaster response systems in the wake of Cyclone Mora, which killed scores of people in neighbouring Bangladesh and left thousands homeless in both nations.

No deaths were reported in Myanmar, although many homes, schools and government buildings were damaged by the cyclone with winds up to 135 kph (85 mph).

02 Jun 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Cyclone Mora swept across the Bay of Bengal earlier this week, damaging thousands of homes in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Shelter is urgently needed for those affected. Many refugees and internally displaced people are among the local victims.

02 Jun 2017 description

A Guide to Recovery Planning and Preparedness

The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery; and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.

The goal of the Guide is to improve the social and economic outcomes of disaster recovery programmes in the Member States. In particular, it aims to ensure that recovery improves disaster resilience and contributes to sustainable development.

02 Jun 2017 description

The term ‘localisation’ has become the buzzword of 2017, a subject that has taken on a new dimension due to the commitments made as part of the Grand Bargain1 agreed at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.

International actors are paying more attention to the role of local and national organisations while national actors want to play a bigger role in humanitarian response and be recognised as major players in first line response.

02 Jun 2017 description

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Mora made landfall along the southeast coast of Bangladesh on Tuesday 30 May 2017. TC Mora made its landfall as Category 1 cyclone with sustained winds of up to 120 kph with gustiness reaching up to 148 kph. The cyclone brought heavy rains which impacted several states and regions in Myanmar including Rakhine, Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady. TC Mora has dissipated in the area of Bangladesh, yesterday, Thursday 1 June 2017. Based on the ASEAN Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) moderate rain still happened only in some parts of the affected areas.