- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 2 2017 | June – 22 September
- Statement of INGO’s in Myanmar, 31 August 2017 [EN/MY]
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report, August 2017
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- 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
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
As of 22 September, an estimated 429,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August (IOM 22/09/2017). Rohingya started fleeing northern Rakhine, Myanmar as the Myanmar Army is carrying out crackdown operations in the area.
(Hong Kong, 22 September 2017) Bangladesh experienced several cyclones and floods this year, including cyclone “Mora” in May. Furthermore, owing to the violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar, a large number of people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, adding burdens to the already suffering region. All these disasters and issues lead to shortage of resources and rising humanitarian needs. People are in urgent need for relief service and materials, including temporary shelters, food, water, sanitations, daily necessities, medical service and psychological support.
Flood condition of Ngawun River
According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ngawun River has exceeded by about (2½) inches at Ngathaing Chaung above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level during the next (2) days.
It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying areas at Ngathaing Chaung of Ngawun River, to take precaution measure.
Recent torrential rain in Chin State caused landslides in Chin State, damaging roads and several houses, according to local authorities.
People were also evacuated from areas which are threatened landslides in Haka and Hpalam while a total of 13 houses were removed from the areas.
The landslides happened on the Kale-Thaingngin Road and on Haka-Gangaw Road also blocked the roads temporarily.
Traffic on the roads returned to normal after local authorities and volunteers cleared the road.
Chin State IPRD
Flood condition of Chindwin River
According to the (10:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water levels of Chindwin River have exceeded by about (½) foot at Minkin and about (1)inch at Monywa above their respective danger levels. The water levels may fall each at Minkin during the next (1) day and Monywa during the next (2) days below their respective danger levels.
Flood condition of Myittha River
In the last three weeks, nearly 430,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Refugees have arrived exhausted, hungry and traumatized by their weeks-long ordeal. Some have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, fire and landmines. Thousands paid extortionate fees to make risky crossings from Myanmar in small boats, and dozens of people reportedly drowned as a number of overcrowded boats capsized.
Over 400,000 flee their homes in northern Rakhine
Humanitarian operations severely disrupted in central Rakhine
Rakhine Advisory Commission issues final report
Civilians in Kachin and Shan bear the brunt of armed conflict
Monsoon season floods temporarily displaced over 300,000
422,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh
200,600 people received high-energy biscuits
213,790 people received hot meals
4,566 pregnant women, new mothers and children reached with special, high-nutrient porridge
WFP is distributing fortnightly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, 173,000 people (34,600 households) have received rice.
WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.
By Zarni Mann
MANDALAY – Recent flooding in Kalay, Sagaing Region, which has affected more than 7,000 people, has locals fearing a repeat of the devastation of 2015.
About 12 villages located near Kalaymyo have been flooded since Tuesday afternoon, when surrounding rivers swelled due to heavy rain.
Although the water levels receded slightly on Thursday, locals worry after recent years have brought extreme flood damage.
Due to the torrential rain caused by the DOKSURI typhoon, there occurs a sudden rise of Myithar river water level in the Kale basin starting from 17 September (448 cm below danger level). It reached the danger level on 19th September evening and continue to rise 212 cm (nearly 7 feet) above danger level on 21st September 2017.
El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos
Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers
Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output
FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries
21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
Several days of constant rains have caused rivers to burst their banks in western Chin State, with the townships of Falam and Kalay particularly affected.
In Falam, the Sae Gyi creek in Khai Kan has overflowed, inundating nearby residences and forcing families to abandon their homes.
According to the district information department in Falam, some 20 houses in Ward (3), nearby the creek, are at risk of crumbling due to the floods. Seven families have already been relocated to stay with friends and relatives after their homes were pronounced too unsafe.
Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions
Cause of displacement Disaster:
Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September
Flood condition of Thanlwin River
According to the (15:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Thanlwin River at Hpaan has reached its danger level. It may remain above its danger level during the next (1) day.
It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying areas at Hpaan Township of Thanlwin River, to take precaution measure.
In the pouring monsoon rain, a family trudges through the mud on a journey that could be the difference between life and death.
This is the border between Myanmar, also known as Burma, and Bangladesh.
In recent weeks, thousands of people have fled their homes in Myanmar with almost no possessions and entered a country in the grip of terrible floods.
Many more remain stranded in border areas without food, water or shelter.