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25 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

Crisis overview

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.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

(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.

24 Sep 2017 description

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.

Advisory

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.

24 Sep 2017 description

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

23 Sep 2017 description

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

22 Sep 2017 description

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.

22 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

FIGURES

22 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

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

Highlights

  • 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.

22 Sep 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

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.

22 Sep 2017 description
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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.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

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.

21 Sep 2017 description

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.

19 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

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

Context

19 Sep 2017 description

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.

Advisiory

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.

15 Sep 2017 description
report British Red Cross

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.