- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 2 2017 | June – 22 September
- Statement of INGO’s in Myanmar, 31 August 2017 [EN/MY]
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report, August 2017
- 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
More than 31 percent of Bangladeshis live below the national poverty line, according the UN World Food Program (WFP). Frequent natural disasters—including floods and cyclones—exacerbate issues caused by the high national poverty rate.
Burma, a country in transition, has an estimated population of approximately 53 million comprising 135 different ethnic groups. Regional production disparities caused by local policies, high food prices, pest outbreaks, floods, limited agricultural and financial inputs, armed conflict and communal violence pose threats to nationwide food security.
Monsoon-related flooding temporarily displaces at least 91,000 people
Tropical Cyclone Mora affects approximately 150,000 people in May
Insecurity in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan drives sporadic displacement, limits humanitarian access
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).
The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.
Insecurity, access limitations remain concerns in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan
UN cites humanitarian and human rights concerns among Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine
Tropical Cyclone Maarutha makes landfall, damaging some infrastructure
THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020
The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.
The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.
UN highlights renewed violence and restricted humanitarian access in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states
Airstrikes near IDP settlements in Kachin temporarily displaced residents
2017 Burma HRP requests $150 million to meet needs of 525,000 people
In 2016, EM-DAT preliminary data indicates that 301 country level disasters occurred, affecting 102 countries. The impact of which sums up to a total of 7,628 deaths, 411 million affected people, and US$97 billion of economic damages.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
UN highlights restricted humanitarian access in Kachin, Shan
Clashes in Kachin and Shan continue during August peace conference
Humanitarian organizations continue to respond to urgent needs among vulnerable populations
Geological hazards—including earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes—threaten millions of people worldwide and can devastate communities in a matter of seconds by destroying homes, causing food and water shortages, and disrupting livelihoods.
Although geological hazards cannot be prevented, proper mitigation and preparedness efforts can minimize the effects of disasters by saving lives, promoting resilience, and reducing the negative economic effects of geological events.