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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical shelter, protection and livelihoods needs continue in northern Rakhine despite improvements in humanitarian access

  • Muslim fishermen face new restrictions in Rakhine

  • Closure of three IDP camps in Rakhine has mixed results

  • Government Minister announces that IDP camps in Rakhine will be closed within five years

  • Intense fighting in parts of Kachin and Shan in the recent months has led to new displacement in a number of areas

29 May 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Nyein Nyein

28 May 2017

NAYPYIDAW – The second session of the 21st Century Panglong peace conference is likely to end without major agreement after the issue of “non-cessation” from the Union caused a deadlock, according to a government spokesperson.

29 May 2017 description

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29 May 2017 description

As initiatives continue towards political reform and peace-building in Myanmar, land rights and human settlement is one of the most integral challenges facing the country. Nearly seven decades of internal war have had a devastating impact, with consequences still felt today. There are presently over 1.1 million civilians displaced, especially in ethnic borderland areas where most of the fighting has taken place. Over the years, the patterns of civil war have fluctuated, causing the refugee and IDP crises to vary nationally and locally over time.

29 May 2017 description

Friday, May 26, 2017 / BY: Katherine "Kay" Spencer; Rachel Vandenbrink

On the Issues with Kay Spencer and Rachel Vandenbrink

Burma's national dialogue, stalled for months, advanced this week with the opening of the second round of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in Naypyitaw, the capital. The five days of political talks focus on working out a federal system to resolve the country’s ethnic tensions.

28 May 2017 description

Rakhine state

• 402 000 people including 120 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and 20 000 “returnees” need humanitarian assistance
• 1 200 000 people (mostly Rohingya) suffer from institutional discrimination, disenfranchisement and deprivation, including lack of access to citizenship
• In northern Rakhine, 90% of the population suffer from malnutrition

Kachin and Shan States

• 104 000 people including 87 000 IDPs in Kachin and 11 000 IDPs in Shan need humanitarian assistance due to armed conflict

28 May 2017 description
report IHH

In 25th anniversary of its establishment IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, launched its 2017 Ramadan campaign with “They are Waiting for You” slogan. Throughout Ramadan IHH is going to deliver aid to 1 million people.

IHH, which has been delivering food hampers and food aid packages to help the poor break fast in abundance, is geared up to put a smile on the faces of orphans and needy.

28 May 2017 description
report IHH

Before the upcoming month of Ramadan IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation delivered food aid to 12.000 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh.

26 May 2017 description

At the second day session of Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong held at MICC-2, Nay Pyi Taw, the Myanmar News Agency Interviewed the EU Ambassador to Myanmar through his political advisor Isabell POPPELBAUM and the following are statements over latest development of ongoing peace process carried out in Myanmar.

26 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Country Strategic Plan came into effect as of 1 April 2017. It replaces both the Country Programme and the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

  • WFP continues to be steadily engaged in Cox’s Bazar, where the delivery of the integrated package comprising prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, school feeding and women’s social and economic empowerment, as well as general food assistance is being delivered to refugees and equally impoverished host communities.

26 May 2017 description

WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?

A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

26 May 2017 description

By NAW NOREEN / DVB

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) at a camp in Papun District, Karen State, have staged a demonstration to call for the withdrawal of Burmese military forces from the area, as well as a campaign to clear landmines.

The protesting IDPs, the vast majority of whom were ethnic Karen, marched around E Htu Hta camp to voice their demands, and said that they are unwilling to return to their own villages until these steps are taken.

25 May 2017 description

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), supported by the ICRC, kicked off yet another round of food distribution to 3,200 families (19,000 people), who fled from Rakhine State in Myanmar and are residing with host communities in Bangladesh.

The second round of distribution, which is considered the biggest since the opening of the permanent mission in Dhaka in 2006, should provide the families with essential food items for two months and was timed to take place a week before the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

25 May 2017 description

The interview with Dr. Sai Oo, Country Representative of Pyidaungsu Institute for peace and dialogue in Yangon, Myanmar was led by Mirco Kreibich, Director, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Myanmar

After the first peace conference in August last year Myanmar has seen a surge in heavy fighting, in particular in Kachin and Northern Shan States. What is behind the latest clashes between the Burmese army, the Tatmadaw, and the ethnic armed organizations (EAO)?

25 May 2017 description
  1. May. 2017 by Mirco Kreibich Johanna Goetz Alice Muthoni Murage

Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government, army (Tatmadaw) and ethnic minorities begins on 24 May in Myanmar. The political internal climate and the relationship of Aung San Suu Kyi to the international community projected its shadows ahead.