- OHCHR: Interviews with Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar since 9 October 2016 - Flash Report
- OCHA Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 4, Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
- Non-governmental organisations collectively call for immediate cessation of armed conflict and protection of civilians in Kachin and Northern Shan States, 25 Jan 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.
119,876 people remain displaced across 36 camps/camp like settings as a result of two spates of violence/burning of houses in 2012. 20-25% decrease in IDP population in 2015 due to individual housing solutions.
Cyclone Komen and flooding in August 2015 resulted in severe damage to over 13,000 houses.
Violence/displacement in northern Rakhine State.
2012-2013: Emergency shelter response for 140,000 persons (see images above/top left & right).
Kayin National Union (KNU) delegations and the Kachine Independence Orginisation (KIO) discussed the current political situation and the status of peace yesterday morning at KIO headquarters in Kachin State.
The discussion included finding a way to be inclusive of all groups in political dialogues, in accordance with commitments in the National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
By NAN LWIN HNIN PWINT
KACHIN STATE — Local militia authorities have ordered the relocation of Shing Chyai camp—home to around 1,000 displaced persons in Sadung sub-township of Kachin State Special Region 1—as soon as possible, camp leaders told The Irrawaddy.
Kachin State Special Region 1 is controlled by veteran militia leader Zahkung Tin Ying of the New Democratic Army-Kachin (NDA-K), which is firmly allied with the Burma Army and became a Border Guard Force in 2009.
Re: Joint NGO Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres about the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State
In late 2016, UNFPA, in collaboration with partner organizations the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA), Marie Stopes International and Association François-Xavier Bagnoud initiated the project, “Immediate and Rapid Response to Gender-Based Violence through provision of mobile case management and psychosocial support to reach most affected areas” to raise awareness among local communities about gender-based violence (GBV).
Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:21 GMT
1,000 Rohingya refugees identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members
By Krishna N. Das
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said.
The office of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has said the military has formally ended its counterinsurgency operations in Rakhine. The announcement follows a UN report accusing troops of mass killings and gang rapes.
Myanmar's military has ended its counterinsurgency operations in the troubled Rakhine State, government officials said on Thursday.
KACHIN STATE, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December, nearly 7,000 people have fled the area, often amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run are 260 pregnant women. Many of them are sleeping on the roadside, unable to find shelter. Their needs are acute.
The area is highly militarized, and ongoing fighting and unsafe routes restrict access to the people in need.
16/02/2017 Yangon, Myanmar
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it has successfully delivered emergency assistance to more than six thousand rural households across Rakhine State, a region of Myanmar where nearly half the population is engaged in the agriculture sector.
In order to avoid food insecurity and improve self-sufficiency, following two years of flooding and inter-communal violence, more than 26 000 farmers have received some 200 tonnes of high quality seeds and more than 500 tonnes of fertilizer.
Following a report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the investigation Commission on Maungtaw chaired by Vice President U Myint Swe travelled to Kyiganpyin, Rakhine State to attend a discussion in the Border Patrol Command Center yesterday on facts found in the course of the investigation.
During the meeting, the Commission Secretary presented the findings of the Investigation Commission and his team’s investigations conducted between 11-13 February in 20 villages in the Maungtaw District.
A growing number of Rohingya women fleeing Myanmar are becoming victims of human traffickers who sell women and girls to Rohingya men as brides
By Rozanna Latiff and Ebrahim Harris
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar's violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and who was more than a decade older than her.
- In Rakhine, 119,876 people remain displaced across 36camps or camp-like settings. In Kachin/Northern Shan,over 97,500 IDPs are mostly dispersed over 150 camps or camp-like settings but around 10,000 with host families.
This is a summary of the comprehensive profiling report 2013 – 2015on the situation of internally displaced populations in camps in Kachin and northern Shan States in Myanmar. The profiling exercise, which is still ongoing, is a collaborative project of international and national actors, working together to provide reliable and agreed upon information to improve humanitarian response.
A United Nations report released earlier this month detailed widespread human rights violations against the Rohingya population by security forces in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, some of which its authors claim may amount to crimes against humanity. The question now is, will it lead to any meaningful improvement in the plight of this ethnic minority?
COX’S BAZAR: After hours of negotiations, the Nautical Aliya, carrying tonnes of aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, has finally been given clearance to dock at Chittagong sea port. Food Flotilla for Myanmar chief de mission Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said with the agreement reached after hours of meeting onboard Bangladesh’s F28 Naval Ship today, it is now back to the original plan.
The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. In 2016, a total of US$ 5.6 million has been allocated, to 22 projects targeting 185,300 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.
Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December, an estimated 6,500 people have fled the area amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run are 260 pregnant women. Many of them are sleeping on the roadside, unable to find shelter. Their needs are acute.