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29 Aug 2013 description

Myanmar ranks first on OCHA’s list of most at-risk Asia-Pacific countries in 2012.
The country is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards, including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. The likelihood for medium to large-scale natural disasters to occur every couple of years is high, according to historical data.

29 Nov 2012 description

Myanmar ranks first as the ‘most at risk’ country in Asia the Pacific according to the UN Risk Model. The country is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards, including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. The likelihood for medium to large-scale natural disasters to occur every couple of years is high, according to historical data.

24 Jul 2012 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2012 early season cereal crops harvest estimated above last year’s level

  • Slightly higher cereal imports in current marketing year

  • Price for rice increased sharply recently but remains below last year’s level

  • Food insecurity concerns due to adverse impact of floods and conflict in Rakhine state

The 2012 early season cereal crops harvest estimated above last year’s level

25 May 2012 description

GLIDE n° FL-2011-000167-MMR
25 May 2012

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent’s (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by IFRC in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of IFRC’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

30 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011

In brief

Programme outcomes

  • Lives of affected people are saved and improved through timely and effective disaster response and increased community participation in risk reduction activities, supported with corresponding organizational strengthening.

  • Safe and healthy living conditions are provided through community-based health and first aid, health and care promotion, and water and sanitation.

26 Mar 2012 description
report Government of Japan

On 21 March 2012 (Wed), H.E. Mr. Takashi Saito, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and H.E. U Tin Naing Thein, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, exchanged Notes in Nay Pyi Taw for a Non-Project Grant Aid covering an amount of 1.6 billion Japanese Yen.

21 Feb 2012 description

Facts & figures

EC humanitarian aid 1994 - 2011:

  • In response to natural disasters: €47 million

  • In response to conflict: €85 million

  • Latest: €390,000 in response to flash floods

Total: €132.39 million

20 Feb 2012 description

South-East Asian Nations Call for Greater Investment in Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Economic Growth Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – The 2011 floods that caused unprecedented devastation across South-East Asia have highlighted the need for stepped up investment in disaster risk reduction to protect social and economic assets, top government officials from the subregion agreed at a United Nations forum here today.

15 Feb 2012 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Poor rains recorded in the major crop growing areas during 2011/12 agricultural season

  • Price for rice decreased slightly in recent months, after it rose moderately since the beginning of 2010

  • Food insecurity concerns due to adverse impact of floods and conflict in Kachin state

Poor rains recorded in the major crop growing areas during 2011/12 agricultural season

10 Feb 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome To coordinate support to host national societies as they scale up their humanitarian work in line with Strategy 2020.

Programme summary

The Southeast Asia secretariat team based in Bangkok:

  • Supports and guides country office teams in Cambodia/Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam;

27 Dec 2011 description

MAGWAY, 26 Dec-With the aim of rehabilitating livestock breeding tasks of flood victims in Magway Region, the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department donated K 500,000 to the victims on 25 November.

Deputy Director-General Dr Aung Kyi of LBVD handed over the cash donation to the Magway Region government.

21 Dec 2011 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Paddy rice production of the 2011 main season estimated to decline mainly due to floods

  • Prices of rice have risen steadily since the beginning of 2010 but overall food price inflation remains quite low

  • Food insecurity concerns due to adverse impact of floods in parts

21 Dec 2011 description

FAO Food Price Index down slightly in November

Global food prices were generally stable in November, as the FAO Food Price Index fell by just one point from October to 215 points.
The index has fallen 23 points since its peak for the year in February, translating to a 10 percent drop in food prices. The decline put food prices at just 1 percent above their level of one year ago in November 2010.

13 Dec 2011 description

PAKOKKU, 12 Dec-A ceremony to provide supply aids to flood victim households was held at Pakokku District General Administration Department on 27 November.

29 Nov 2011 description

Global temperatures in 2011 have not been as warm as the record-setting values seen in 2010 but have likely been warmer than any previous strong La Niña year, based on preliminary data from data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The global combined sea surface and land surface air temperature for 2011 (January–October) is currently estimated at 0.41°C ± 0.111°C (0.74°F ± 0.20°F) above the 1961–1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.2°F.

29 Nov 2011 description

NAY PYI TAW, 28 Nov-Wellwishers donated cash and kind to flood victims in Pakokku District yesterday at Pakokku District General Administration Department.

Wellwishers including Director- General of Fisheries Department U Khin Ko Lay and wife, the heads of Yangon Region and Thandwe District Fisheries Departments donated 800 viss of dried fishes worth K 2 million.

UPG Co. donated K 200,000, T-shirts, caps and travel bags.-MNA

25 Nov 2011 description
report Guardian

Severe flooding has caused serious damage across south-east Asia, affecting around 9 million people. Thailand has been better placed to cope than its neighbours

Read the full story on the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog

25 Nov 2011 description

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Nov — Pakokku Association (Mandalay) donated relief aids and cash assistance to flood victims in Pakokku District today.

The association donated over K 28.3 million to the families affected by the flood and over K1.5 million to 47 education employees affected by the flood.

25 Nov 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• On 8 November, the Union Government held a coordination meeting, chaired by the Vice President, to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation work among relevant government departments.

• The Central Government and local authorities identified recovery needs in shelter reconstruction, restoration of agriculture and water supplies.