- ICG: Building Critical Mass for Peace in Myanmar, June 2017
- WFP: Food Security Assessment in the Northern Part of Rakhine State, Final Report, July 2017
- Statement by Ms. Yanghee LEE, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
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
21 July 2017
21 July 2017 - Heavy monsoon rains since early July have triggered floods in Myanmar. The Government Relief and Resettlement Department has reported that over 90,000 people from Magway, Sagaing and Bago regions have been temporarily displaced.
Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).
Armed clashes in Baghlan, Kapisa, Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces have displaced more than 20,200 people. Since January 2017, more than 146,400 people were driven from their homes due to conflict across Afghanistan. This is one quarter less compared to the same period in 2016, in which 196,112 people were displaced. Some 58 per cent of all displaced people are girls and boys under 18 years old. Displacement has been reported in 29 out of the 34 provinces.
The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.
16 year old Fatima lives with her husband, Usanama, and their baby in a makeshift shelter in Thae Chaung camp near Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Almost 12,000 mostly Kaman Muslim people live in Thae Chaung in flimsy dirt-floored shacks made of tarpaulins stretched over bamboo.
These structures provided little protection when Cyclone Mora brought destructive winds and rain to Rakhine State at the end of May.
Mandalay earthquake scenario covers 13 townships: Aungmyaytharzan, Chanayetharzan, Mahaaungmye, Chanmyatharzi, Pyigyitagon, Amarapura, Patheingyi, Singu, Mogoke, Thabeikkyin, Tada-U, Nyaung-U.
This document summarises key baseline data for these townships. The document is intended to inform decision making early in the onset of an emergency and to be used in conjunction with expert knowledge and the latest primary and secondary data sources.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
June 2017 is a sad anniversary for hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar. In Kachin and Shan States, it has been 6 years since the civil war broke out and at least 98,000 people are still displaced. In Rakhine State, about 120,000 people continue to live in camps after they fled outbreaks of violence 5 years ago. These numbers don’t tell the full story.