Myanmar: Countrywide Displacement Snapshot (November 2013)
The inter-communal violence in June and October 2012 resulted in at least 143,000 people being displaced across Rakhine State. In addition, at least 36,000 vulnerable people in 113 isolated villages have no or limited access to job opportunities and basic services due to continued restrictions on movement.
The conflict in Kachin and northern Shan States has displaced an estimated 100,000 people, including more than 52,000 in areas beyond Government control. Renewed clashes in November 2013 displaced more than 2,400 people in Mansi, southern Kachin State, including 1,600 people from Nam Lim Pa who were displaced for the second time. Interagency cross-line mission to IDP camps in areas beyond government control brought relief items to more than 26,000 IDPs, along with training workshops and needs-assessments at the camps.
It is important for humanitarian organisations to have full and unimpeded access to all affected communities across Myanmar and to be able to deliver assistance based on the evidence of people’s needs, regardless of their background. Increased community resistance since October 2013 has caused serious impediment for humanitarian operations and development work in Rakhine. Insecurity and cumbersome bureaucratic processes are also major constraints.
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