Office of the Spokesperson
July 25, 2016
On July 25, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the Ninth Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Established at the July 2009 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) annual meetings, LMI seeks to narrow the development gap between the five Lower Mekong countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, and the rest of ASEAN.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.
WHO and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.
Highlights 1-30 June 2016
Bangladesh: In June, IOM provided return assistance to two Bangladeshis returning from Thailand. There were no minors among these returnees. IOM provided food and onward transportation to the returnees. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,679 Bangladeshis.
12 JUILLET 2016 | NEW YORK - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et ses partenaires lancent aujourd’hui 7 stratégies liées les unes aux autres pour réduire la violence à l’encontre des enfants. Toutes ces approches ont été testées et ont donné des résultats concrets. En les réunissant, l’OMS espère une baisse spectaculaire des cas de violence à l’encontre des enfants.
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RANGOON — The United Nation’s (UN) refugee agency, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is conducting a “last call” resettlement initiative for Burmese refugees living in Thailand who wish to resettle in the United States.
The initiative will allow unregistered refugees to reunite with their immediate families in the United States. Typically, refugees who have not registered with the UNHCR are not eligible for third country resettlement.
520,000 # of children affected out of 2,000,000 # of people affected
600,000 # hectares of crop damaged
1,750,000 # people lost incomes
52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of 64
Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016*:
Funding gap: US$37.7 million
UNICEF funds received:
Thai police and a Myanmar nongovernmental organization that helps migrant workers have rescued 19 trafficked Myanmar fishermen forced to work aboard a fishing boat in slave-like conditions, the director of the NGO said.
The Myanmar Association in Thailand (MAT) and the Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) of the Royal Thai Police found the men on Sunday in a boat moored off the southern Thai city of Pattani, said MAT director Kyaw Thaung.
WHO and partners have established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of vector-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). In addition, this will facilitate public health recommendations for residents and travellers. Based on these definitions, countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission were reclassified.
Bangkok, 7 July 2016 – The European Commission is making available € 12.3 million to strengthen the capacity of disaster-prone countries across Asia and the Pacific to prepare for and protect themselves from recurring natural disasters. Almost half of the world’s natural disasters last year occurred in Asia and the Pacific, causing large-scale losses of lives and assets.
THE Ministry of Border Affairs and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees jointly hosted a consultation workshop on a strategic operation plan for the voluntary repatriation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his address, Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung said that the government will make the necessary arrangements to ensure the return home of Myanmar refugees on the Myanmar-Thailand border with safety and with dignity.
Renewed conflict in northern Shan displaces approximately 3,900 people in May
Seasonal floods affect 28,000 people across five regions and states in Burma
USG provides an additional $11.6 million to address humanitarian needs resulting from the Burma complex emergency
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
On 28 June, the first batch of 4 million Aquatab tablets has arrived in Viet Nam through Ho Chi Minh City airport. NCERWASS and VIHEMA are collaborating closely for expedited customs clearance of the supplies and working on testing of Aquatab tablets locally to provide stronger evidence of the test results to put in Aquatab instruction leaflets before large-scale distribution.
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