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11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Over 178,000 children and caregivers have access to UNICEFsupported psycho-social programming through 2018 programming

• UNICEF has provided over 38,100 children 6-59 months and pregnant and breastfeeding women with micronutrient supplementation in 2018

• WASH support continues for over 51,667 people in Rakhine State with access to sufficient water

• Thus far this year, UNICEF Education programmes have provided emergency learning materials and recreation supplies for over 77,800 children.

08 Nov 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Heavy seasonal monsoon has brought strong winds and heavy rains across large parts of Myanmar since the beginning of July 2018, causing increased water levels in major rivers and floods in many regions and states. As of 11 September 20183 , Nay Pyi Taw, Bago, Tanintharyi, Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady regions as well as Mon and Kayin states have been affected.

08 Nov 2018 description
report Paung Sie Facility
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​Two decades ago, civil society in Myanmar was declared dead. Now, in the wake of reforms starting in 2010, a diverse cross section of civil society organisations (CSOs) has proliferated across the country. Many of them have made important contributions to efforts to achieve peace in a country whose people have known armed conflict and communal divisions for decades.

03 Nov 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In August 2017, a major humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered a mass exodus of around three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh, adding to the estimated 200,000–300,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who had fled Myanmar earlier and the estimated 73,000 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

02 Nov 2018 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

29 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Over 178,000 children and caregivers have access to UNICEF-supported psycho-social programming through 2018 programming.
- UNICEF has provided over 15,600 pregnant and breastfeeding women in Rakhine with infant and young child feeding counselling.
- WASH support continues for over 16,600 IDPs.
- UNICEF is working with the humanitarian stakeholders to finalize the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

21 Oct 2018 description

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).

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

09 Oct 2018 description

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).

28 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

28 Sep 2018 description

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.

28 Sep 2018 description

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.

27 Sep 2018 description
  • 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).

24 Sep 2018 description

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.

19 Sep 2018 description

CHANGES IN CONTEXT

Kachin/Shan

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.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

18 Sep 2018 description
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Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission releases its full account of massive violations by military in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States

11 Sep 2018 description

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.”

10 Sep 2018 description

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.