- Statement by Ms. Yanghee LEE, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council
- IFRC Tropical Cyclone Mora - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) n° MDRMM009, 13 June 2017
- OCHA Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 1 | February – May 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
UN Migration Agency Seeks Funding for Displacement Settlements in Bangladesh Hit by Cyclone Mora
Bangladesh - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched an appeal for USD 3.7 million to help Rohingya migrants living in settlements in Bangladesh affected by Cyclone Mora. The storm hit the country’s coastline around Cox’s Bazar early on Tuesday.
The cyclone, which brought 117 km/h winds and heavy rain, tore into the makeshift settlements and host communities. The settlements house over 130,000 UMNs.
UNICEF ramps up aid delivery for children and families affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar
NEW YORK/BANGKOK/KATHMANDU, 1 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days, UNICEF has warned. Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services.
Tropical Cyclone Mora made landfall early this morning along Bangladesh’s South West coastline between Cox’s Bazaar and the city of Chittagong. The storm was packing winds of between 89 -117 kilometers per hour and throughout the day, high winds and heavy rains have battered several districts in the region. The Bangladesh meteorological office has warned that coastal areas could face flooding as a result of 4-5 metre storm surges along the sea front.
“We can see exciting new developments in Myanmar, both economically and politically. However, there are further humanitarian needs and human rights violations, including in Rakhine State, that should be addressed to ensure all people in Myanmar enjoy peaceful coexistence and prospects for prosperity,” says Ingvill Tveite, NORCAP deployee in Myanmar.
Ingvill is currently on a six months mission for NORCAP, working as a Humanitarian Affairs/Reports Officer for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
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More than 60 have been rescued since Cyclone Mora hit southeast Bangladesh
DHAKA, June 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh's navy was searching for 81 fishermen still missing on Thursday after more than 63 were rescued from the Bay of Bengal following a devastating cyclone which killed several people and left thousands homeless.
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One person has been reported dead and about 1,000 buildings have been destroyed by Cyclone Mora which hit Myanmar’s west coast on Tuesday, said an official from the country’s social welfare ministry.
The weather event, which made landfall at 8 a.m. local time on Tuesday, unleashed torrential winds and rains on Rakhine and Chin states and the Ayeyarwaddy region.
It also battered refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in neighboring Bangladesh that house Muslim Rohingya from western Myanmar who fled a violent crackdown there last October.
By Htet Naing Zaw 31 May 2017
NAYPYIDAW — Burma’s government will not accept members of a UN fact-finding mission appointed on Tuesday to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Arakan, Kachin, and Shan states, confirmed government spokesperson U Zaw Htay.
“[The mission members] will proceed according to their resolution, we will stand according to our statement released on March 24,” said U Zaw Htay, referring to Burma’s rejection of the UN’s resolution to form the mission at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva in March.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is required, and a DREF request is currently being prepared.
African countries top list of neglected crises
Central African Republic tops the Norwegian Refugee Council´s yearly list of the world´s ten most neglected displacement crises, followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“The international community has not only forgotten these crises, but has never really shown sufficient willingness to contribute to a solution. Many of the displaced people have fled their homes multiple times, and each time they get increasingly vulnerable,” said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.
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.
May 31, 2017: Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on May 30, 2017. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) estimates that 10,074,699 people were living in regions that were exposed to wind speeds of 120 km/h or more, and that some districts near Cox’s Bazaar and Chittagong were hit with gusts that topped 130 km/h.
EN DEUDA CON LA NIÑEZ
Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.
DES ENFANCES VOLÉES
Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.
For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.
by Reuters Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:38 GMT
Most Rohingyas remained in their flimsy shelters in the camps when the storm struck, with priority given to evacuating only the most vulnerable, like heavily pregnant women
Cyclone destroys thousands of makeshift homes, and refugee camps
Camps gave shelter to Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar
At least 7 people killed, 50 injured in worst-hit district
134 fishermen missing - local official in Cox's Bazar