- Mission report of OHCHR rapid response mission to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 13-24 September 2017
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, 8 Sep 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 2 2017 | June – 22 September
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- 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
Health sector funding requirements for 2017
US$ 16.5 million (health partners including WHO)
WHO funding requirements for 2017
US $ 1,550,000
Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2017
Health partners will target 474,228 people including:
13,504 people in host families 204,010 in camps, collective centers or self-settled
256,714 crisis affected and host communities
More than 500,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar: Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017
In 2017, Myanmar will have an estimated 525,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance across Kachin, Rakhine and northern Shan States. This figure includes people recently affected by the renewed fighting in Kachin and northern Shan State, as well as those affected by protracted crises in Rakhine and Kachin and by natural disasters. Overall, an estimated US $146 million will be required to ensure humanitarian assistance for the concerned population.
Despite the progress made during the Millennium Development Goals era, maternal mortality in Myanmar still remains unacceptably high – with latest Population Census results estimating Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the country at 282 deaths per 100,000 live births. In 2015, almost 3000 women died in Myanmar before, during or soon after giving birth.
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar on 24 August 2016, killing at least four people and damaging famous pagodas in Bagan and other regions.
The earthquake, with its epicenter about 12 miles west of Chauk and about 123 miles southwest of the Mandalay seismological observatory, was recorded at 5.04 pm, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
The torrential rains in the country since the onset of the monsoons have led to flash floods and landslides impacting many parts of Myanmar from the rest. The main areas affected include Magway, Mandalay, Yangon, Kachin, Ayeyawady, Mon, Bago and Sagaing.
Since the beginning of July 2016 heavy monsoonal rains have hit several areas of Myanmar, resulting in floods in five townships of Rakhine State and putting other States and Regions of the country (Sagaing and Magway regions, Chin state) on high alert for flooding risk. Around 27,000 people have been affected by flooding according to Government and UN estimates, and many remain displaced due to high water levels in their townships.
On 1st July 2016 Dr Myint Htwe, Minister of Health and Sports for Myanmar, launched the introduction of pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) during a high-level ceremony held in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. The PC vaccine – protecting against diseases such as pneumonia, one of the leading killers of children under 5 year in Myanmar - has been introduced throughout the country on the same day. All new birth cohorts will receive the new vaccine.
Providing training to partners delivering services in the field is an important opportunity to strengthen the capacities of health workers who are the primary respondents to complex health issues. For this reason, a joint WHO and National Tuberculosis Program mission visited the projects of the Italian NGO CESVI in Pyin Oo Lwin and neighbouring areas in June 2016, to provide technical advice and updates on Tuberculosis care at primary health facility level.
• 32 Rapid Response Teams (RRT)
• 9 Non-RRT Health Teams
• 18 non-governmental health partners: 5 Local and 13 International
• 9 townships supported with health service provision
Sittwe disease surveillance
Total number of consultations for Q1 is 66,444 with monthly average of 22,148.
The top three reasons for consultation are common cold, hypertension and acute respiratory infection (ARI).
• 5 Rapid Response Team (RRT)
• 3 Non-RRT Health Teams and 11 Township Health Dept. community clinics
• 22 non-governmental health partners : 6 Local and 16 International
• 11 townships are supported with health service provision
Kachin disease surveillance
Total number of consultations for Q1 is 16,176. The top three reasons for consultation are influenza, gastritis and diarrhoea.
Kachin has 80,659 IDPs (CCCM round 4 data).
Life-saving reproductive health services and gender-based violence care provided in Kachin State
With temperatures rising well above 40°C in many parts of Myanmar, chances of developing heat-related illnesses are on the rise, too. In the last 130 years, the world has warmed by approximately 0.85°C. As a result, extreme weather events are becoming more intense and frequent.
Date and time of Incident: 13.04.2016, 19:20 hrs. Local time
• On 13th April 2016 at 19:20 hrs local time, a powerful earthquake, scale of 6.9 M, epicenter at 134 KM inland struck south west of Maw Liake Township, Sagaing Region in Myanmar. The tremors were felt in the northern parts of its neighboring countries; Thailand, China, Bangladesh and India.
HEALTH CLUSTER ACTIVITIES IN RAKHINE STATE
Improving Access to Routine Immunization in Remote Villages of Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State
In January 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS carried out an in-depth review of the current status of Tuberculosis and HIV in Myanmar and of the collaborative activities implemented to address these diseases. The review was conducted in close collaboration with the National Tuberculosis and AIDS Programmes of the Ministry of Health, and with financial support from USAID and the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The National IHR Focal Point of Myanmar has notified WHO of 2 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2).
Details of the additional cases
AREAS OF INTERVENTION OF THE HEALTH CLUSTER
Kachin State and Shan State (north)
People targeted by Health interventions 116,595
Displaced population in camps or host families 96,428
12 Health Cluster partners
People targeted by Health interventions 421,177
Displaced population in camps or host families 143,887
18 Health Cluster partners
WHO and UNICEF are supporting the Ministry of Health to conduct a polio vaccination campaign in 102 townships across Myanmar, targeting 1.4 million children under 5 years of age. The campaign will start off in early December, with rounds of vaccination conducted across 15 high risks townships in Rakhine, Chin, Magway, Bago and Ayeyarwady.
• Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in 11 out of 14 States and Divisions. Worst hit areas are Chin and Rakhine Sates, Sagaing and Mague Divisions.
• As per records, over 50 persons are dead and 200,000 are affected.
• Many health facilities are inundated and patients have to be evacuated to safer grounds. Floods, Flash floods and landslides have damaged roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
The Government of Myanmar is committed to achieve WHO South-East Asia Regional goal of measles elimination and rubella control by 2020. In order to accelerate progress towards this goal, under the leadership of the Ministry of Health with support from WHO, GAVI and UNICEF, Myanmar conducted a National Measles Rubella Vaccine campaign in January-February 2015 targeting all children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years irrespective of their previous immunization status. This wide age range cohort was decided based on the local Measles Rubella epidemiological situation.