Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
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Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State prompts nearly 655,000 people to flee to Bangladesh
Access constraints impede delivery of assistance to conflict-affected populations in Burma
USG provides additional $7.6 million to support nutrition activities for refugees in Bangladesh
Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh
Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine
USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Burma, a country in transition, has an estimated population of approximately 53 million comprising 135 different ethnic groups. Conflict, natural disasters, poor agricultural production, high food prices, and pest outbreaks currently pose threats to nationwide food security.
Office of the Spokesperson
October 29, 2017
Widespread violence and insecurity in Rakhine State since August 25 displaces at least 501,800 people to Bangladesh
Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations
USG provides additional $40 million in assistance for affected populations in Burma and Bangladesh
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.