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19 Jan 2018 description
  • Total Assessments 571
  • Verified Return Villages 226
  • Refugee Villages of Origin 352

Background information

Since June 2013, UNHCR has been piloting a system to assess spontaneous returns in the Southeast of Myanmar, a process that may start in the absence of an organized Voluntary Repatriation operation.

18 Jan 2018 description
infographic Myanmar Peace Monitor

Peace Process highlights

1) Due to battles between the KIA and the Tatmadaw in Tanai and Mansai townships, Kachin Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG) could not work for negotiating

2) Kachin IDP camps are in urgent need of repair, but due to a lack of funds cannot carry out the necessary assistance

3) Shan national-level political dialogue arranged for Langkho put off indefinitely due to the Tatmadaw's various obstructions

18 Jan 2018 description

# IDP locations (shelter interventions) 6

# Shelters planned 408

# HHs still in need of shelter intervention 3,511

Shelter Cluster members are currently covering approximately 9 % of the shelter needs reported in Kachin and Northern Shan States.

18 Jan 2018 description
  • Number of IDP Locations: 165

  • Estimated number of IDPs: 99,036

Displacement started in June 2011 due to the fighting between the Government and the Kachin Independence Organization. The majority of IDPs live in camps along the Myanmar-China Border. Approximately 39% of IDPs live in camps in non-Government Controlled areas (NGCA).