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30 Aug 2017 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity is preparing a number of urgent aid projects for refugees in Myanmar, focused on establishing shelters and distributing food baskets.

The organisation said yesterday in a statement released to the press that its latest campaign aims to help those displaced in Myanmar and living in difficult conditions after the villages and houses were burnt, forcing them to leave.

The statement said that those affected were in desperate need for food and shelter, in addition to clothing and healthcare, particularly in light of the developments over the past few days.

10 Jul 2017 description

By Nang Mya Nadi

More than 150 ethnic Karenni people have been left without shelter or household supplies after their houses were razed to the ground in a fire at a refugee camp in northern Thailand.

“The fire broke out in Ward 5 of Karenni Refugee Camp (1) at around 10pm on 5 July,” said a refugee in the camp, speaking by telephone to DVB. “About 30 houses were burnt down, but another 30 homes were dismantled to prevent the fire from spreading.”

06 Jul 2017 description
report Bangkok Post


MAE HONG SON - A fire destroyed living quarters at a refugee camp in Muang district late on Wednesday night, leaving about 200 Karen residents homeless.

A total of 36 huts in Ban Mai Nai Soi camp’s pok (living zone) 5 in Pang Moo were reduced to ashes by the blaze, that broke out about 10.45pm on Wednesday. There were no reports of casualties, Pisit Kitbunanan, chief of Muang district of Mae Hong Son, said after inspecting the devastated area on Thursday morning.

The cause of the fire was not known. Authorities were investigating.

09 Apr 2017 description

Heavy equipment is at work in reclaiming 24 acres of land at Warpeik village in Rakhine State where fire brokeout on 13 November evening last year in addition to violent attacks it faced a month earlier.

20 Feb 2017 description


As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.

10 May 2016 description

Nearly 60 people were left homeless when a fire broke out at the Umpiem refugee camp in Thailand’s Tak Province on Saturday.

The fire that started in the camp’s Zone-C and destroyed 13 homes, leaving 58 people empty-handed and in need of assistance, said the zone’s administrator Naw Lwe Say.

04 May 2016 description

A FIRE, reportedly beginning in a kitchen at the Baw Du Ba internally displaced persons (IDP) camp-2 in Sittwe destroyed 49 longhouses yesterday.
The fire started at around 9.10 am and was brought under control by firemen at 10 am, according to the local fire department.
Six longhouses were destroyed by the firefighters in order to control the blaze and stop the spread of fire to other structures.
The fire caused losses totaling K137.5 million according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

03 May 2016 description

A fire swept through "Baw Du Pha 2" Muslim IDP camp in rural Sittwe in Rakhine State today just after 9:00am. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the authorities. Initial reports indicate that it is likely it was an accident resulting from a cooking fire.

16 Feb 2016 description

This February issue includes:

  • Relief assistance in Kokang, northern Shan and Wa
  • Cash based transfers in flood response
  • Humanitarian access to Sumprabum
  • Targeted relief assistance in Kachin
  • Emergency response to fire outbreak in Nam Hsan
  • Handover ceremony between Korea and WFP
  • Complaint and Feedback Mechanism.

Relief assistance in Kokang, northern Shan and Wa:

24 Sep 2015 description


CCCM Agency – RSG, UNHCR and LW


  • A regular CMC meeting was held on 11th August. The meeting was participated by 31 (12 Female) CMC members, representatives from camp based committees (Food Management Committee-FMC) and Women Development Group-WDG).

  • Shelter repair and maintenance issue was discussed by LWF with Camp Management Committee (CMC) and land owners/hosts on 14th August.

01 Sep 2015 description

Yangon, 31 Aug—Residents in 13 wards in Shwepyitha Township will soon be provided with clean drinking water from Nyaunghnapin water treatment plant, said Yangon City Development Committee.

New water pipelines will be laid out in the township and existing water pipelines cleaned. The water supply network will include 80 taps dedicated to the prevention of fire. YCDC is currently supplying 205 million gallons of water sourced from Gyobyu, Phugyi, Hlawga dams and Ngamoeyeik water treatment plant.

—Yi Yi Myint, Ohnma Thant

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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As disasters are increasingly recognized as the outcome of poor development choices, resilience to natural and human-induced hazards is becoming an integral part of the concept of sustainable development.

30 Jun 2015 description


- LWF facilitated regular CMC meeting on 10th June and participated by 27 (female-9) participants from CMC, Social groups and camp based committees and discussed on camp level issues - NFI, health, livelihood, shelter and water supply and Education and hygiene kits.

  • Inter-agency meeting was held on 29th June and participated by 31 (10 Women) representatives from CMC, YDG, CDG, WDG and LWF and discussed on health services, water supply and shelter concerns.

13 Apr 2015 description

A fire broke out in the refugee camp Ban Mai Nai Soi in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand, on Tuesday the 7th of April 2015. Fortunately there were no casualties, but significant damage was done and 148 houses were totally destroyed by the flames. Moreover two community buildings (one school and one psycho-social clinic) were burnt to the ground. 185 families – or 1,065 persons – have been directly affected by the fire, and they are now being cared for by the Ban Mai Nai Soi community of more than 11,000 people.

13 Apr 2015 description

At 11 AM in the morning of Tuesday the 7th of April a fire broke out in section 12 and section 1 of the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. Fortunately there were no casualties, but 185 houses and 2 community buildings – a school and a psycho-social clinic - were totally destroyed by the flames. A video filmed by one of the residents can be seen here

13 Apr 2015 description

Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand—The International Rescue Committee is assisting over 700 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fire broke out in the Ban Mae Nai Soi refugee camp in northern Thailand on April 7. Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in the fire, along with a school and several IRC health training facilities.

“It’s a terrible situation for families who were already displaced by war and conflict,” said Christine Petrie, the director of IRC programs in Thailand. “We are doing everything we can to support the community.”

08 Apr 2015 description
report Bangkok Post

Republished with permission. © Post Publishing Plc. www.bangkokpost.com

Fire swept through a Myanmar refugee camp in Mae Hong Son province shortly before noon yesterday, leaving more than 3,000 people homeless.

Some 250 living quarters at the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Muang district of the northern province were reduced to ash.

There were no reports of serious casualties, said district chief Sarawut Thaichaoren, who was alerted to the blaze about 11.30am.

05 Mar 2015 description


  • Over 1,000 people displaced following renewed clashes in the Hpakan area of Kachin

  • IRC provides support for KMSS health clinics in IDP camps in northern Shan

  • Government vaccination campaign aims to reach millions of children with support from UN and INGOs

  • Fire in Rakhine IDP camp leaves 450 people without shelter


People displaced in Rakhine State 139,000

People displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states 100,000