- OCHA: Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 6 | July - October 2015
- IFRC, UNHCR, Shelter Cluster: Flood 2015 Shelter Cluster Strategy (as of 18 Nov 2015)
- IFRC: Floods Emergency Appeal Operations Update 2 (MDRMM006) (as of 19 Oct 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- IFRC: Floods - Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDRMM006
- OCHA: Revised Flood Response Plan (Aug-Dec 2015)
- UNHCR Supplementary Appeal: Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea Initiative, Jun-Dec 2015
- IOM Appeal Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea Crisis
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
• Communities struggle to recover from worst flooding in decades
• Hundreds of thousands helped by local response and recovery efforts
• 11,000 people remain in flood evacuation sites in Chin and Sagaing
• Floods response and recovery continues in Rakhine; one of the worst hit areas
• Limited humanitarian access to conflict affected civilians in Sumprabum, Kachin
• Up to 6,000 displaced by fighting in Southern Shan
• Most of the displaced have returned to Kokang
Up to 6,000 people remain displaced following fighting in southern Shan State which began on 6 October. Armed conflict has continued since then and has reportedly caused both new and secondary displacement of civilians in the area. Those displaced are staying in monasteries and temporary sites. The situation remains fluid and confirmed figures for all locations are not yet available.
Up to 6,000 people remain displaced following fighting that broke out between the Myanmar military and Shan State Army North in central Shan State in early Oct. Those displaced are staying in monasteries and IDP camps.
Almost 11,000 people in evacuation sites still need relocation
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
On 6 October 2015, fighting broke out between the Myanmar Military and Shan State Army North (SSA-N) forces in Monghsu Township, central Shan State, and has continued since then. As of 30 October, around 6,000 people have been displaced, with those displaced staying in monasteries and IDP camps in Monghsu and Kyethi townships. This includes an estimated 1,500 people displaced following clashes on 29 October. Displaced people who were staying in Wan Hai, as well as villagers from this area, have reportedly fled to Wan Hsaw and other areas following recent fighting.
Heavy rains caused floods and landslides in several parts of Myanmar since June 2015. On 30 July, Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh, bringing strong winds and additional heavy rains to the country, which resulted in widespread flooding across 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Magway, Mandalay, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan, Yangon). On 31 July, the President declared Chin and Rakhine states, and Magway and Sagaing regions as natural disaster zones.
As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.
Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.