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17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

16 Jan 2018 description

As of 30 November 2017, there are 128,377 internally displaced people (IDP) in 23 IDP sites in Rakhine State, including camps and host families. (source: CCCM)

16 Jan 2018 description

As of 30 November 2017, there are 165 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 98,878 IDPs. (source: CCCM)
The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in Government controlled areas and in areas controlled by armed groups or contested areas.

08 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

08 Jan 2018 description


Since 1 January, more than 1,000 people have been displaced from Nangarhar to Kabul. Military operations in Kapisa reportedly also displaced 2,000 people within the province, while nearly 1,000 people from three neighboring provinces were also displaced into Kapisa. In 2017, more than 448,000 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, an average of more than 1,200 people every day. The highest number of displaced people was recorded in Nangarhar Province (123,538 IDPs), followed by Kunduz (39,550 IDPs) and Badghis (26,659 IDPs).

02 Jan 2018 description


Armed clashes in northern Shan State have displaced over 900 people from Ahr Pyaung village in Kyaukme Township and from Kyauk Phyu Lay village in Namhsan Township as of 1 January, according to the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) in Kyaukme. Displaced families are staying in four displacement sites in Kyaukme town. RRD, local CSOs and private well-wishers have provided immediate support.

900 people displaced in northern Shan State

26 Dec 2017 description

2017 was unprecedented in terms of the scale of events that affected millions of people

January: Record number of people in need

At the beginning of 2017, more than 128 million people needed humanitarian assistance in 33 countries. OCHA appealed for US$22.2 billion – the largest humanitarian appeal ever launched.

21 Dec 2017 description

As of 31 October 2017, there are 128,873 internally displaced people (IDP) in 23 IDP sites in Rakhine State, including camps and host families (source: CCCM).

19 Dec 2017 description

RCG Background

The Asia-Pacific series of Conferences on Military Assistance to Disaster Relief Operations (APC-MADRO) that took place over a five-year period (2005-2010), were organised with the aim of developing collaborative Guidelines to assist the planning of foreign military assistance in support of disaster response operations in the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of this process, the Asia-Pacific Regional Guidelines for the Use of Foreign Military Assets in Natural Disaster Response Operations (APC Madro Guidelines) were finalized and endorsed.

13 Dec 2017 description

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller, Remarks at the opening of the New Way of Working workshop at the Humanitarian Policy Forum: “Reaching the furthest behind first through the New Way of Working.”

New York, New York 13 December 2017

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Colleagues and distinguished participants, it is a pleasure to be here.

13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description
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The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilizes resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. In 2017, a total of US$9.8 million has been allocated to 25 projects targeting 443,300 persons, of which 54% are women and girls, and 49%, children and adolescents under 18. It provided funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations to respond to crises in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, as well as supporting the priorities set out in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and responding to cyclone Mora in Rakhine.

11 Dec 2017 description

To date, there are nearly 860,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar – of whom 646,000 have arrived since 25 August. Not only has the pace of new arrivals since 25 August made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

11 Dec 2017 description


The number of displaced people in the Eastern Region reached nearly 110,000, including more than 93,000 people in Nangarhar Province. Of those displaced in Nangarhar, 56,000 arrived since mid-October from Khogyani due to fighting between armed groups. In total, more than 390,000 people in Afghanistan have been displaced this year.

390,000 people displaced


01 Dec 2017 description

I’m really thrilled to be here today to launch the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 This is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and sophisticated assessment of humanitarian need in the year ahead.

It is based on data gathered from hundreds of different sources, including from hundreds of thousands of face-to-face interviews with people affected by humanitarian crises across the 30 or 40 countries where we expect to need to deliver a humanitarian response in 2018.