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Myanmar: A country prone to a range of natural disasters

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.

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Children affected by Rakhine conflict miss a year of school

Inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in June and October 2012 displaced an estimated 140,000 people. Many fled to temporary camps where they have been living without adequate shelter or sanitation facilities. Continued tensions between communities means that these families are still reluctant to return home.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 May - 3 June 2013

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 22-29 April 2013

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 22 April 2013

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 4-11 March 2013

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 25 February - 4 March 2013

In Central African Republic, an armed faction of the Seleka rebel coalition attacked the northern town of Sido in an apparent breach of the recent peace accord; 1,100,000 people estimated affected.

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Global emergency overview snapshot,18-25 February 2013

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 11-18 February 2013

The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week

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Global emergency overview snapshot - 21-28 January 2013

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GIEWS Country Brief: Myanmar 22-January-2013

Despite overall improvement, food security concerns persist in areas affected by the floods in 2012 and conflicts in Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan states.

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Global emergency overview snapshot - Snapshot 7 - 14 January 2013

420,000 people in China’s southwest Guizhou province, 10,000 in India, 2 million in Bangladesh as well as vulnerable populations in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan were affected by cold temperatures

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 31 December 2012 - 7 January 2013

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 27 December 2012 - 3 January 2013

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Cold season crop cultivation needs more efforts to meet targeted acreage in Thongwa, Kayan Townships

Yangon, 22 Dec - With the technical assistance of Yangon Region Agriculture Department, efforts are being made to meet the targeted acreage of previous year in putting winter crops and edible oil crops into farmlands of Thongwa and Kayan Townships of Yangon Region. There had been untimely rainfalls in the region till November, with the result that paddies were destroyed and rain water remained in the farmlands, making the farmers late for winter crop cultivation.

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 10-17 December 2012

Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.

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Myanmar: Food Security Update - November 2012

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Conflict and communal violence--- In Kachin and Northern Shan States, WFP and other actors continue to provide assistance (in accordance with the multi-sector Response Plan) to displaced populations, with more than 30,000 IDPs reached. WFP delivered 457 MTs of food to displaced persons in November. According to KMSS and UNHCR reports, close to 900 people living in 3 temporary IDP camps in Hpa Kant (Kar Mine, Gau Ri and Nan Shan) are in urgent need of food assistance.

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 3-10 December 2012

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Global emergency overview snapshot - 26 November to 6 December 2012

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 26 November - 3 December 2012

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