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23 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The district of Cox’s Bazar continues to experience heavy downpours with 222 mm rain recorded between 5 -10 July. It is expected that rain will continue in the coming weeks with about 30 mm of rain per day.

  • UNICEF and partners participated in the Nutrition Action Week (14-19 July 2018) aimed at reaching 134,000 children aged 06-59 months with vitamin A, 85,000 children with deworming tablets, and an intensified campaign on breastfeeding and age-appropriate feeding practices.

23 Jul 2018 description
report CARE

OVERVIEW

  • 215,000 refugees are at the risk of losing their homes to landslides and floods during monsoon (ISCG report June 13)

  • 42,000 refugees are in highest risk areas and prioritized for relocation (ISCG report June 13)

  • More than half of CARE’s funding requirement of USD 15 million (till Feb ’19) reached.

23 Jul 2018 description
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July 23rd, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) medical convoy to Bangladesh is going on with its activities at the Teknaf Public Hospital, Cox's Bazar City.

So far, the medical team as examined 100 cases of the Rohingya refugees and poor local patients, out of which 30 cases were selected for surgical intervention in various specialties.

23 Jul 2018 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) will provide medical supplies and technical aid to prevent the outbreak of snail fever, which is an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms released by freshwater snails.

In the meeting hall of the National Health Laboratory in Yangon on 21 July, Dr. Stephan Paul Jost, country representative of World Health Organization in Myanmar, and his delegation spoke about snail fever and made a pledge to provide medical aid at a negotiation meeting over its outbreak in the Inle area of Shan and Rakhine states.

23 Jul 2018 description

In a recent meeting with Myat Moe Thwe, Director of the Department of Disaster Management in Myanmar’s Ministry of Social Welfare’s Relief and Resettlement Department, CWS Country Representative, Isaree Khreusirikul had a chance to strengthen our relationship with the Department for the first time since CWS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with them in early 2017.

23 Jul 2018 description

Thin Thin Khaing, is a 27-year-old mother whose small family benefits from her participation in CWS-led nutrition education activities. She and her husband, Kan Tun, have a 4-year-old daughter named May Phu Khaing, and they have lived in Let Pan Tan village for many years. As poor farmers they earn about 40,000 Kyat ($29) monthly growing and selling chili during the dry season (November-April) on their single acre of land.

23 Jul 2018 description
report Mizzima News

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had ongoing operations in Kachin State since 2008, when a field office was opened in the Kachin capital, Myitkyina, to provide food assistance to conflict-affected communities, according to a WFP statement. WFP’s long-term relief and recovery operations aim to support people in rebuilding their livelihoods and improving their food security and nutritional status.

22 Jul 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

YANGON — Nearly half of the roughly 1,500 people displaced by inter-ethnic fighting in Shan State’s Namtu Township on Monday have returned to their villages as of this morning or were on their way back, according to local lawmakers.

21 Jul 2018 description
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FMR58 Full Report
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Mini-feature Refugee-led social protection
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Mini-feature Humans and animals in refugee camps
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Mini-feature Syrians in displacement: work and economies

From the editors

21 Jul 2018 description

With the Myanmar military pressuring all ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), non-signatory EAOs have responded by forming a loose military alliance, called the Northern Alliance, to strengthen their position against the military. As with many alliances in Myanmar’s history, the cohesiveness and long-term viability of the alliance is uncertain.

20 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

On August 27, 2017, Myanmar security forces and Rakhine Buddhist civilians attacked the village of Chut Pyin in northern Rakhine state, massacring its Rohingya Muslim residents and burning their homes to the ground.