Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2018
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
Most read reports
- Statement Attributable to the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar
- Asian peacemakers discuss how to tackle violent conflict using the tools of mediation
- UNHCR and UNDP complete first assessments in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine
- Overview of the August 2018 3W - Rakhine State
- Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (A/HRC/39/64) (Advance Unedited Version) [EN/MY]
589,989 people assisted in September 2018
US$ 682,596 cash-based transfers made
US$ 25.39 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
4,183 mt of food assistance distributed
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).
• Swar dam overflowed in late August affecting over 60,000 people; UNICEF reached 30,000 people with WASH support.
• Over 30,000 boys and girls are receiving psychosocial support through static and mobile child-friendly spaces including 11,000 children in northern Rakhine.
• UNICEF supported Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition training to 906 number of participants in ten of 17 townships in Rakhine State to scale up the Government’s nutrition services.
The latest tracking of travel authorizations as of 11 September underscores the unpredictability of humanitarian access to people in need in central Rakhine. While in July, 100 per cent of travel requests were eventually approved, in August, 82 per cent of humanitarian personnel had their TAs approved, while 18 per cent (172 people) had their TAs rejected, preventing them from accessing people in need. These personnel came from two organizations (one UN and one INGO) that had their TA requests refused despite complying with requests for additional paperwork.
Over 28,000 people have been temporarily displaced by fighting in 26 different locations since January 2018. In addition to this temporary displacement, there are now 107,000 IDPs in camps/settlements in Kachin and northern Shan. The United Nations has not been permitted by the Government to deliver assistance to people in need in areas beyond Government control since June 2016. National partners continue to be able to access most areas but their access to people in humanitarian need continues to be complicated by delays and cumbersome procedures.
More than 725,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since the armed attacks and subsequent security operations in August 2017 which prompted the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
Up to 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Rakhine State continue to face serious hardships and are in need of humanitarian assistance due to displacement, restrictions on their freedom of movement, limited access to essential services, and other deprivations (this includes all those still in Rakhine, including displaced people in camps).
1. PREVENTING AND ENDING CONFLICTS
Ensuring a conflict-sensitive approach in all humanitarian activities
In the first half of 2018, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) committed to implementing a conflictsensitive/ “Do No (further) Harm” approach in all its work, including in needs analysis, response planning, programme implementation and monitoring.
CHANGES IN CONTEXT
The first half of 2018 has seen increased fighting between the military (Tatmadaw) and different ethnic armed groups in Kachin and northern Shan states, including conflicts in or near civilian areas. This has resulted in the death of more than 20 civilians and (re)displacement of approximately 20,000 civilians since the beginning of the year.
3,873 mt of food assistance distributed
US613,820 cash based transfers made
US$ 25.96 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements
541,634 people assisted In August 2018
Myanmar: UN report details silencing by law of independent journalism
GENEVA (11 September 2018) – A host of ill-defined laws has been used in Myanmar to exert control over independent journalism across the country, including in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states, a UN human rights report on freedom of expression in the country has found. The report states that it has become “impossible for journalists to do their job without fear or favour.”
On 29 August, damage to Swar Chaung dam in Myanmar’s Bago Region led to flooding across four townships: Yedashe, Taungoo, Oktwin and Kyaut Gyi. Flooding affected at least 85 villages and by 7 September, some 78,500 people from the four townships had to leave their homes. Hundreds of houses were damaged or destroyed, and more than 60,000 acres of farmland were flooded. As of 6 September, flooding had led to the closure of 325 schools, as infrastructure and materials were damaged.
By Daniel Sullivan AUGUST 2018
During July, UNICEF continued to support populations displaced by continued fighting in Kachin and northern Shan States.
UNICEF provided: health services to 8,739 people including over 4,000 under five children, 955 children under 5 with SAM; reached 27,700 IDPs with life -saving WASH services; provided 23,353 children with learning opportunities.
The Myanmar HAC has a funding gap of nearly 60 percent. As of 31 July 2018, UNICEF Myanmar has received only $8 million of the requested $31.8 million.
Myanmar: Tatmadaw leaders must be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes – UN report
GENEVA (27 August 2018) – Myanmar’s top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State, as well as for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States, a report by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar* today urged.
Refugees Arrested, Mistreated as Accused Militants
(Bangkok) – Myanmar authorities have tortured and imprisoned Rohingya refugees who returned to Rakhine State from Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said today. The mistreatment reinforces the need for international protection, including United Nations monitors on the ground, before Rohingya will be able to return safely to Myanmar.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
WFP is scaling up its efforts to provide cash assistance and cash-for-work assistance in the early recovery stage of flood-affected rural communities. The recovery efforts are planned in coordination with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and the Department of Disaster Management.
Urgent funds are needed as a pipeline break is also expected in late September in normal operations if no new funding is received.
150,000 people displaced since 9 July
Impact of the Disaster
Due to monsoon season, floods and landslides have been reported in 9 out of 14 regions/states in Myanmar. The following are the statistics of disaster impacts as confirmed by the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement of Myanmar
152,541 Affected Persons
32,925 Affected Households
338 Temporary Shelters
30 Damaged Houses
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
1 January – 30 June 2018 863,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance (2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview - HNO), including
319,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (37% of total people in need, 2018 HNO)
UNICEF Myanmar HAC Appeal 2018 US$ 31,780,000
Funds Received 2018 US$ 8,018,629