The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 10 August 2017, a total of US$ 3.1 million has been allocated, to 8 projects targeting 73,600 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.
US$150.3 M was requested for the Myanmar 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 15 August 2017, a total of US$ 67.3 million has been allocated (45% of HRP funding requirements). Among total donor contributions received, 78% of the funding is supporting humanitarian activities under the HRP. (Source: FTS)
Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.
15.8 million population (2016) 51.2% Female 48.8% Male
17.7% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2012)
US$1,270 lower middle-income GDP per capita (2016)
Localized floods and droughts are annual events, and with 70 per cent of the population living in rural areas and dependent on subsistence agriculture, these natural disasters can have a devastating impact.
69 million population (2016) 50.7% Female 49.3% Male
10.5% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2014)
US$5,908 Upper middle-income GDP per capita (2016)
On June 13, Bandarban, Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazaar districts suffered from one of the deadliest landslides in Bangladesh history affecting around 80,000 people. The disaster killed an estimated 160 people, including 115 people in Rangamati alone. Emergency shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services are key priorities according to initial assessment results. The Humanitarian Coordination Task Team is finalizing an inter-agency response plan.
80,000 people affected
Mandalay earthquake scenario covers 13 townships: Aungmyaytharzan, Chanayetharzan, Mahaaungmye, Chanmyatharzi, Pyigyitagon, Amarapura, Patheingyi, Singu, Mogoke, Thabeikkyin, Tada-U, Nyaung-U.
This document summarises key baseline data for these townships. The document is intended to inform decision making early in the onset of an emergency and to be used in conjunction with expert knowledge and the latest primary and secondary data sources.
In May, floods reported in northern parts of the country, including in East Luwu District of South Sulawesi Selatan on 12 May casued seven deaths and 11 injuries. In East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra and West Sumatra, floods caused one death and at least 32,000 people temporarily displaced.
BMKG reported that majority of the country experience normal dry seasons, with delayed start in its many parts including in Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.
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WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?
A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.
As of 21 April, over 900,000 people are affected by prolonged drought across 17 of the 25 districts in Sri Lanka. A joint in-country drought response plan is currently being developed by the Humanitarian Country Team in consultation with the Ministry of Disaster Management. NGO consortium partners are supporting local authorities in providing water, sanitation and hygiene services and unconditional cash grants.
In March, US$3 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund was allocated to provide life-saving assistance.
Over the past seven months Myanmar has experienced a surge in new displacement in four states, while humanitarian organizations simultaneously faced severe constraints on access. Border post attacks on 9 Oct 2016 and subsequent security operations triggered a new humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine. Intensified conflict resulted in new displacement in Kachin and northern Shan. Thousands were also relocated in Kayin State due to fighting in Sep 2016.