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07 Feb 2018 description

Faced with ongoing threats from extreme cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires, the Government of Myanmar continues to advance initiatives to protect the 53 million people within its borders. Most recently, Myanmar officials reached a new milestone aimed at increasing national resilience and disaster risk reduction capacities through a joint endeavor with Pacific Disaster Center (PDC).

07 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 03 February 2018, a total of 5 253 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria were reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign is ongoing, targeting 208 914 Rohingya refugees aged 6 weeks to 15 years

SITUATION OVERVIEW

07 Feb 2018 description
infographic Myanmar Peace Monitor

Peace Process highlights

  • Six Tatmadaw soldiers have been given a ten-year sentence for killing villagers

  • The third session of 21st Century Panglong Conference - Union Peace Conference had been postponed to February

  • Heavy fighting occurred along Ledo road in Kachin State

  • New Mon State Party and the Lahu Democratic Union agreed to sign the National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)

  • Over 3,000 residents and minders trapped in Kachin State due to battles continue with air strikes

07 Feb 2018 description

School evacuation drills in the outskirts of Yangon mobilized more than 300 students, teachers and principals to participate in tsunami education activities and assess the schools’ emergency preparedness.

The schools, Kaungyangon High School 1 and Letkokkon High School 1 adopted an innovative evacuation model based on a good practice from Japan, where older students take care of younger ones. This can help to minimize the risk of harm, reduce fear and panic among younger students during the drill.

06 Feb 2018 description

Children are the first victims of the conflicts that continue to engulf many countries. With violence and natural disasters likely to cause acute humanitarian needs this year, what are the three major challenges facing us in 2018?

Monsoon rains threaten the Rohingya

06 Feb 2018 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidents in January 2018

In January 2018, four major hazard incidents occurred among which 2 were man-made (fire and boat/ trawler capsize) and 2 were natural (earthquake and cold wave throughout the month). Incidents in January were at its peak in number and most of these were in small in scale.

06 Feb 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know today

• A total of 688,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 27 January 2018)

06 Feb 2018 description

Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 600,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Most of these people arrived with few or no possessions and are reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Almost 60 percent of new arrivals are children.

Australia is working closely with humanitarian partners to provide assistance to displaced people and host communities, both in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Australia's humanitarian assistance

04 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of January 31, 276,950 people have access to safe water through UNICEFsupported tube wells and treatment of surface water. However, the recent risk analysis for floods and landslides concluded that 50% of the water points may be at risk of floods in the main camp area. UNICEF is accelerating training for the WASH sector in preventing acute watery diarrhoea, , preparing for mass chlorination of water points and decommissioning of WASH facilities in risk areas.