Displacement in Rakhine State, Situation Report No. 11

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 02 Nov 2012

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • The total IDPs caseload in Rakhine reached close to 110,000 people. The Rakhine State Government’s estimates of 31 October indicates that over 35,000 people were displaced in the recent wave of violence, and about 75,000 IDPs are in Sittwe and Kyauktaw since June.

  • The October violence also caused 89 fatalities and 136 injuries. Over 5,300 houses and religious buildings were burned or destroyed.

  • The Government requested the international community’s assistance for all those affected.

  • Inter-agency assessment/distribution teams visited Minbya, Mrauk-U and Myebon. IDPs need urgent food, shelter and health care assistance. Some 48.5 MT of food and 240 non-food items have been distributed to about 3,000 people in Minbya and in Mrauk-U townships. Other items are being dispatched but stocks are low. The Government and the private sector are also distributing food, health and non-food items to affected people.

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