- Situation of human rights in Myanmar - Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/308)
- Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea crisis: IOM response - Situation Report, Aug 2016
- UNHCR Mixed Movements Update for South-East Asia: Jan-Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. As of 22 September (09:00, UTC+8), 14 deaths were confirmed and nine people were reported missing while an additional 5,400 people were temporarily relocated. 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities in the two provinces have been affected, including over 8,000 people who need immediate assistance. Local disaster management authorities have provided relief assistance to the affected communities.
As of 31 August 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.7 billion to meet the needs of 95.4 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. Global requirements are adjusted throughout the year as response plans are revised, both upwards and downwards, to reflect up-to-date needs.
The current decrease has resulted from revisions of plans for Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.
220,000 people remain displaced in camps and host communities as a result of armed conflict and inter-communal violence in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States.
POPULATION AFFECTED BY FLOODS
493,000 people affected by floods in July-August 2016. Displaced people are gradually returning home as flood waters recede.
On 24 August, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar, killing three people and damaging buildings including more than 100 pagodas. The epicenter of the quake was 25 kilometres west of Chauk, 207 kilometres north-west of Nay Pyi Daw. Due to its location in a sparsely populated area and at a depth of 84 kilometres, the humanitarian impact of the quake was low.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake killed three people and damaged buildings, including dozens of pagodas, across central Myanmar late yesterday, 24 August. The epicenter of the quake was 25 kilometres W of Chauk, 59 kilometres NNW of Yenangyaung, 70 kilometres SW of Pakkoku, and 207 kilometres NW of Nay Pyi Daw and the depth was 84 kilometres. The quake was also felt across southern Myanmar and as far away as Bangkok in Thailand and Dhaka in Bangladesh.
I am saddened by the reports of lives lost and damage caused by earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar, and wish to convey my condolences to the peoples and governments of both countries.
In Italy, Accumoli, Amatrice and other towns in the Central Appennines were struck early this morning by a 6M earthquake and two major aftershocks, with local sources reporting that up to 60 people have been killed and 150 remain unaccounted for. Some 2,500 people are reported to have been displaced. National responders are leading the response effort.
CHANGES IN CONTEXT
CHANGES IN CONTEXT
Since the end of July, more than 422,000 people across Myanmar have been displaced by monsoon flooding. As flood waters recede, affected communities are beginning to return home. Local and regional governments continue to lead the response in collaboration with national partners and the private sector.
International organizations are providing targeted assistance upon the request of authorities, particularly for additional food supplies. To date, no major gaps have been identified.
422,000 people displaced
Urgently needed shelter upgrades are underway in Rakhine camps which still house 120,000 internally displaced people four years after the outbreak of violence.
Humanitarian organisations face access challenges five years after the conflict in Kachin and northern Shan was reignited.
Fresh fighting has displaced thousands of people in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine.
IDPs tell of their struggle to educate their children in Kachin’s camps.
The challenges of accessing health care in Rakhine.
Welcome to the Second Edition of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific Newsletter.
We are glad to share the latest updates in relation to the RCG as well as other UN-CMCoord projects in the Asia-Pacific region:
Second Session of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific;
UN-CMCoord Course for the Pacific;
Updates on the development of Common Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Standards.
As of 8 August, nearly 360,000 people have been displaced by seasonal monsoon flooding in Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Kachin, Ayeyarwady, Mon, Yangon and Bago. Of the total displaced population, 200,000 people are in Magway. State and regional authorities are providing food, water, NFIs, cash and construction materials. Humanitarian organizations are also supporting the government’s response with additional food support. Flood waters are gradually moving south towards the Ayeyarwady Delta as monsoon rains continue to affect various parts of the country.
37-year-old mother, Bowk Lung (pictured above), moved to Robert Camp for displaced people in Bhamo Township in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State five years ago after renewed fighting near her home village. In addition to her own two children, she took responsibility for her nephews whose parents sent them to access the educational opportunities available in camps in Government Controlled Areas. She says families living in Robert Camp struggle to support their children’s education while making ends meet.
These bi-monthly updates seek to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Asia and the Pacific. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks
VIDEO: My voice counts - introducing a complaints and response mechanism
As of 31 July 2016, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP), Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.9 billion to meet the needs of 96.9 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. The appeals are funded at $7.2 billion, with unmet requirements totalling $14.7 billion. Overall, donors have contributed $13.7 billion towards humanitarian operations in 2016 and pledged a further $814.4 million.