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09 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • 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.

In Numbers

150,000 people displaced since 9 July

09 Aug 2018 description

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

  • 17 Deaths

  • 32,925 Affected Households

  • 338 Temporary Shelters

  • 30 Damaged Houses

03 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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

Highlights

31 Jul 2018 description

Myanmar
- Rapid assessment and relief assistance is ongoing according to Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Myanmar.
- The official Facebook pages for the local authorities of the affected areas are:
- DDM Bago
- DDM Tanintharyi Region
- Kayin State DDM
- DDM Lashio

28 Jul 2018 description

Myanmar

• Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has been monitoring the flooding situation since the start of the monsoon season.

• Since 4 June 2018, AHA Centre has been following the reports of floods in Myanmar on ADInet.

• Based on figures provided by DDM, a total of 8 states/regions have recorded floods thus far.
These floods had affected a total of 12,295 families and 57,067 persons till date.

26 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon weather affects vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar and Rakhine

  • UN leadership calls for additional support for Rohingya refugee response efforts during early-July trip to Cox’s Bazar

  • Asian Development Bank approves $100 million and World Bank announces $50 million for Rohingya refugee relief

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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.

17 Jul 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Farmers Seek Return of Seized Land

Reform Laws to Protect Rights of Small Landowners

05 Jul 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
18 June - 06 July 2018
Agenda item 2
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

  1. This update on the situation of the Rohingya people is presented pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-27/1 which requested the High Commissioner to track progress concerning the human rights situation of the Rohingya and to provide oral updates, including at the thirty-eighth session of the Human Rights Council.

27 Jun 2018 description
  • Report names 13 officials with a key role in murder, rape and deportation of Rohingya
  • Myanmar’s security forces committed nine distinct types of crimes against humanity; responsibility goes to the top of the chain of command
  • Calls for accountability, including a UN Security Council referral to the ICC
26 Jun 2018 description

*This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population. *

The situation

23 May 2018 description

NEW DS & Ecodev Report Urges Government of Myanmar to Establish a Myanmar National Climate Land Bank

A new report released today by Displacement Solutions and Yangon-based Ecodev urges the government of Myanmar to immediately establish a Myanmar National Climate Land Bank (MNCLB) to prepare the country and its people for massive climate displacement.

You can access the full report here.

21 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh

  • USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts

  • Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 May 2018 description

Escalation of conflict in Kachin state between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army has resulted in over 5,000 people being internally displaced since the beginning of April. High levels of cross-sectoral needs are reported among those newly displaced and protection of the civilian population in conflict-affected areas is of major concern, due to ongoing violence and reports of indiscriminate shelling. Over 2,000 IDPs are stranded in the forest, unable to access assistance.

Anticipated scope and scale

05 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the month of April, increased fighting in Kachin State displaced an estimated 5000 civilians.

  • Access to people in need in conflict-affected areas remains extremely challenging.

  • Between 24-26 April, UNICEF delivered 3,601 hygiene kits benefitting over 20,600 people in Muslim, Rakhine and Hindu communities in Maungdaw District.

  • UNICEF is working with interagency colleagues to update the preparedness and response planning for the upcoming cyclone season with a focus on Rakhine State.

03 May 2018 description

2017 IN REVIEW

HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

Humanitarian situation in 2017