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- 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
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Concern’s commitment to leaving no one behind has increasingly taken the organisation to fragile contexts, where the devastating consequences of conflict and resulting levels of human suffering have soared in recent years. Displacement is a defining characteristic of modern conflict: by the end of 2016, over 65 million people were displaced by persecution, conflict and violence.
4 soil stabilisation activities totalling about 150m and 6 interventions in different locations took place this week with 400 CFW.
2 bamboo bridges totalling about 70m were built as part of Repair and Recovery activities.
10 MSUs in use and 6 to be handed over to the Log Sector at Madhu Chara Logistics Hub.
The Picha Project is a social enterprise that provides refugees living in Kuala Lumpur an opportunity to earn income by cooking and catering traditional food for events; they are especially busy at festive times like Ramadan.
By Sharman Stone
After her son’s murder, Miriam* finally fled her village in Myanmar’s conflict-ravaged Rakhine State. Even as Miriam escaped, the few precious belongings she could grab were snatched from her, and she recalls how she was forced to drink water from bamboo to survive the long trek to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Of the nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees that have crossed into Bangladesh since August 2017, well over half are women and girls, and many, like Miriam, have reported grave human rights abuses.
Development authorities in northern Myanmar’s war-torn Kachin state resettled 95 refugee families in newly built low-cost housing in Waingmaw township on Tuesday evening, the first time that the government has built shelters in the area for civilians internally displaced by civil war.
The homes were built under the direction of the Department for the Development of Border Areas and National Races under Myanmar’s Ministry of Border Affairs, local officials said.
“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late to escape. The wave washed them away and we never saw them again,” recalled U Kan Sein, a Junior Assistant Teacher in Labutta Township, Myanmar.
New York 19 June 2018 As delivered
Your Excellency Vice-President Mattila,
As delivered Distinguished delegates. Ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your excellent leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators, Switzerland and Zambia, for their stewardship of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution.
Internews project opens up communication with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
New glossary app improves communication between interpreters, aid workers, and Rohingya community in humanitarian response.
DANBURY, CT USA – 20 June 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB), the world’s only non-profit focused on closing language gaps worldwide, announces the launch of the TWB Glossary for Bangladesh. The app gives field workers and interpreters a tool to communicate more effectively with the Rohingya refugees in the Cox’s Bazar region.
‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment
Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018
Excellencies, distinguished guests,
Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.
Colombia- Sismo- 12/06/18
Un sismo de 4,5 grados con epicentro en el volcán Galeras sacudió el extremo suroccidental. El movimiento telúrico se registró a las 04:35 hora local con una profundidad superficial, señaló el Servicio Geológico Nacional.
Heavy rain and floods have affected several regions of Myanmar since the monsoon season began in June.
Nearly 70,000 acres of crop plantations have been flooded in Sagaing Region, with Wetlet township particularly affected. In Rakhine State, more than 12,000 people have been displaced and floodwaters have contaminated water sources. In Mon State, floods have affected approximately 7,400 people in Thaton and Mawlamyine districts, with more than 5,800 people evacuated.
Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on
As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.
By LAWI WENG
Mon—Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has caused widespread damage in Chin, Magway, Rakhine, and in particular Mon State, where hundreds of local people were displaced by rising waters, according to local sources.
Incessant downpours have been recorded in different parts of Myanmar for a week. Some fishermen were reported to have disappeared in Rakhine, while landslides occurred in Chin State, where several bridges were also damaged. Over 800 people in Pwint Phyu town in Magway Division were forced to flee their homes because of the flooding.