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08 Apr 2018 description
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(Yangon/New York, 8 April 2018): At the conclusion today of a six-day mission to Myanmar, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller called for strengthened humanitarian action based on the rights and needs of all communities, in line with international law and humanitarian principles.

06 Apr 2018 description
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ND-Burma 2017 report on the human rights situation finds military continues to block justice for abuses

04 Apr 2018 description

by Mona Christophersen and Svein Erik Stave

Over the last five years Myanmar has gone through fundamental changes as it transitions toward peace and democracy. This transformation provides Myanmar with a unique opportunity to build a peaceful and inclusive society and advance on the path to sustainable development and sustaining peace. Yet at the same time, Myanmar remains submerged in conflict and lacks national consensus on the future of the state.

26 Mar 2018 description

The suffering of civilians and forced displacement of ethnic minorities by Myanmar’s military goes beyond the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the west of the country. In northern Myanmar, nearly 100,000 people continue to live in displacement camps in Kachin and northern Shan States. Most were first displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Army in 2011, and many have been displaced multiple times, including in recent months.

16 Mar 2018 description
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Myanmar: reverse laws and practices that perpetuate military impunity – new ICJ report

Myanmar’s government must take concrete action to counteract decades of military impunity for human rights violations, the ICJ concluded in a report published today.

09 Mar 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
26 February - 23 March 2018
Agenda item 4
Human rights situation that require the attention of the Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/24, covers developments in Myanmar since the previous reports of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, to the Human Rights Council in March 2017 (A/HRC/34/67) and oral progress report in June 2017; and to the General Assembly in October 2017 (A/72/382).

06 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

  • 319,000 Children in need of humanitarian assistance (37% of total people in need)

  • 863,000 People in need (2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview)

  • 129,000 IDPs in Rakhine (2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview)

  • 107,000 IDPs in Kachin and Shan (2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview)

Highlights

03 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

PURPOSE OF THE REPORT

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recognises that disasters are driven both by environmental and humancreated hazards, and are mediated by the socio-economic characteristics of individual locations; therefore, resilience to natural and human-induced hazards is an integral part of the concept of sustainable development. The Child Centred Risk Assessment (CCRA) provides a detailed and extensive view of risk across the country and serves as a decision-support tool for the Government of Myanmar (GoM) and its partners.

28 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 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Rooted in national principles and priorities

21 Feb 2018 description

Key points

(1) Literacy among young people (15 to 24 years old) is now high, at 94 per cent, but focussed efforts are needed, particularly in Shan and Kayin, to achieve universal literacy.

(2) Among young adults, aged 25 to 29, nearly 3 in 10 (27.8 per cent) never attended school or failed to finish primary school. This provides strong justification for a policy to make primary school free and compulsory.

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.