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14 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The oral vaccination campaign for acute watery diarrhea was successfully completed on 13th May 2018. A total of 901,810 people were vaccinated in this campaign including Rohingya and host community.

14 Jun 2018 description

Flash flooding continues to wreak havoc across Burma this week claiming three lives and leaving a path of destruction.

Three people have been killed in the floods in Magwe Division, central Burma and an estimated 8000 people across the country have lost their homes or experienced damages, said Phyu Le Le Tun, director of the Disaster Risk Management Department.

14 Jun 2018 description
  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • This week, 104 weekly reports were received in time, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% for 2018.

14 Jun 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

YANGON – Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kachin and Shan states in northern Myanmar still do not feel it is safe to return to their homes, and forcing them to do so would be a violation of their rights, women’s rights advocates said.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Pact

HPA-AN, June 12, 2018 – Four critical service grants have been awarded to project partners in Karen and Mon States as part of the USAID-supported Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar project. Grantees include the Karen Department of Health and Welfare and the Karen Ethnic Health Organization Consortium, Global Neighbors Thailand Foundation, Mae Tao Clinic, and Mon National Health Committee (MNHC). The Advancing Community Empowerment project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

13 Jun 2018 description
report IRIN

“It's an incredibly compelling case given the scale of the atrocities that have occurred”

It’s a simple-sounding question with far-reaching ramifications: does the International Criminal Court have the mandate to investigate the alleged deportation of Rohingya civilians from Myanmar into Bangladesh?

Read the full report on IRIN.

13 Jun 2018 description

By Caroline Gluck in Chakmarkul refugee site, Bangladesh

Winds and first heavy rains pound fragile landscape sheltering some 700,000 refugees, triggering landslides that killed one refugee and injured others amid ongoing emergency response.

After two days of heavy rains and winds, mother-of-four Hasina Begum was feeding her children in the family’s bamboo and tarpaulin shelter, with her youngest, 10 day-old baby, Anwar Siddiq asleep in a cot, when she heard a loud noise.

13 Jun 2018 description

By Mark Maulit, Information Management Officer, ETS Cox’s Bazar

13 Jun 2018 description
  • Heavy rain continues to affect several areas of Chittagong division, causing floods and triggering landslides.
  • According to local media, at least 12 people have been killed, 2 of whom are Rohingya refugees, in Naniarchar (Chittagong Division) and Cox's Bazar due to landslides. They also reported that nearly 29 000 people have been moved to safer locations. National reports mentioned that over 200 000 people are considered to be at high risk of flooding and landslides (25 000 at very high risk). DG ECHO teams are closely monitoring the situation on the ground.
13 Jun 2018 description

Under the leadership of WFP

  • Provision of technical staff and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment where feasible to ensure all operational areas in Cox Bazar are covered by security telecommunications services.

  • Liaise with telecommunications operators, government and humanitarian responders to improve emergency preparedness in the operational areas through technical assistance and advice.

13 Jun 2018 description

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has been providing assistance and support together with the relevant ministries, state/region natural disaster management groups, and regional civil society organisations to those affected by the flooding and inundation occurring recently.

13 Jun 2018 description

A coordination meeting was held yesterday at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement to effectively administer humanitarian aid and disaster management concerning the recent flashfloods.

During the meeting Union Minister for SWRR, Dr. Win Myat Aye, met with Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, Director-General Dr. Ko Ko Naing, and officials talked about the recent flashfloods occurring around the country and discussed about the ministry and relevant departments’ plans to respond to the situation.