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07 Sep 2017 description

(New York, 7 September 2017): The United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock released today US$7 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently help tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in Myanmar and seeking refuge in Bangladesh.

24 Aug 2017 description

Overview

41 million people affected in three countries

As a result of torrential monsoon rains, almost 41 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. At least 900 people are known to have died. Tens of thousands of houses, as well as schools and hospitals, have been destroyed leaving people displaced and in urgent need of life-saving support. There is the possibility that the situation could deteriorate further as rains continue in some flood-affected areas and flood waters move south.

21 Aug 2017 description

NEPAL

As of 18 August, 301,500 families had been affected and 44,683 displaced by flooding in 35 districts.
At least 9,850 houses have been destroyed and 383 schools are being used as temporary shelters. Crops worth tens of millions of dollars have been destroyed and over 500 industries have shut down. Search and rescue operations have completed, and the Government and Cluster partners are providing assistance including food,
NFIs, hygiene kits, WASH supplies and education materials. A total of US$11.3 million has been committed to the flood response.

17 Jul 2017 description

BANGLADESH

Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.

PHILIPPINES

10 Jul 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

27 Jun 2017 description

BANGLADESH

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

CHINA

01 Jun 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.