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13 Feb 2018 description

Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,

Abdullah is a father of eight from Buthidaung, in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Fleeing to Bangladesh in September last year, he became a refugee for the third time.

The first was in 1978, when he came to Bangladesh as a young boy, and the second in 1991. That time he remained for three years, and then returned to Myanmar as part of an organised voluntary repatriation operation, anxious to recover his home and his four acres of land.

13 Feb 2018 description

*Kristian Stokke, Roman Vakulchuk, Indra Øverland *

Report commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2018

Executive summary

02 Feb 2018 description

The conflict between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has escalated in several areas in Kachin State since 19 January 2018, including in Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are concerned about the safety of civilians in these areas. Every effort needs to be made to ensure the protection of civilians and safe access to humanitarian assistance for all those affected by the conflict.

Tanai Township

01 Feb 2018 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 Jan 2018 description

In the aftermath of attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and subsequent military clearance operations, two competing narratives have emerged. One frames the attacks as a critical threat to national security and the majority cultural-religious status quo. The second focuses on the human cost of the clearance operations, particularly for the largely stateless Rohingya. In any interpretation, it is clear that the situation is a threat to regional stability moving forward, necessitating a coordinated political and humanitarian response.

16 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, covers the period from 1 February 2013 to 30 June 2017 and is the fourth report on children and armed conflict in Myanmar to be submitted to the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. The report provides information on grave violations against children in Myanmar and identifies parties to the conflict responsible for such violations.

08 Jan 2018 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.

04 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the crisis

Tropical cyclone Mora made landfall on the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong on 30 May 2017. Myanmar’s Rakhine state was severely hit, particularly in the northern areas of the state, and the states/regions of Chin, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Sagaing. MRCS conducted a rapid assessment in the affected townships to assess the needs of the affected population.

20 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State prompts nearly 655,000 people to flee to Bangladesh

  • Access constraints impede delivery of assistance to conflict-affected populations in Burma

  • USG provides additional $7.6 million to support nutrition activities for refugees in Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13317

SECURITY COUNCIL
8133RD MEETING (PM)

Refugees Continue to Flow In, Says Bangladesh Delegate, as Myanmar Counterpart Outlines Efforts for Safe Returns of Rohingya People

12 Dec 2017 description

The mass flight of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine State has created a humanitarian catastrophe and serious security risks, including potential cross-border militant attacks. The international community should press the Myanmar government to urgently implement the Annan commission’s proposals, including as regards discrimination, segregation and citizenship.

What’s the issue?

03 Dec 2017 description

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 23 November until 1 December 2017. The next full situation report will be issued on 17 December. The next situation update will be issued on 5 December.

Highlights

  • 626,000 new arrivals (Since 25th August) are reported as of 2 December, (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring).

  • Since the latest weekly situation report on 26 November, there have been 1,622 new arrivals.

30 Nov 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the crisis

In the beginning of October 2016, an upsurge of violence in the northern area of Myanmar’s Rakhine State led to mass displacement amongst the local population. The violence took place against a backdrop of decades of protracted tension and intercommunal violence between Rakhine and Muslim communities in Rakhine.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Rohingya segregated and abused in “open-air prison”
  • Two-year investigation reveals root causes of current Rakhine State crisis
  • System of discrimination amounts to the crime against humanity of apartheid

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, said Amnesty International today as it publishes a major new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine

  • USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 600,000 people flee Rakhine State since 25 August, while access for international organisations inside northern Rakhine remains restricted

  • Restrictions on humanitarian access in central Rakhine

  • Challenges in getting aid to displaced people in Kachin and Shan states

  • Launch of 2017 Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Displaced people with disabilities tell their own stories

FIGURES

IDPs in Kachin 89,000

11 Nov 2017 description

Contents

  • What is the 3W
  • Availability of 3W products
  • Village + Camp level Results
  • Who, What, Where
  • Summary by Sector
  • Limitations and Challenges
  • How can my agency participate

What is the 3W