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11 Aug 2017 description


  • 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.

10 Aug 2017 description


  • 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.

27 Jul 2017 description


  • 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


12 Jul 2017 description
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RTAP Assessment Summary
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RTAP Theory of Change

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).

03 Jul 2017 description


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.

27 Apr 2017 description


  • 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


25 Apr 2017 description
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Executive Summary


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.

18 Jan 2017 description

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.

12 Jan 2017 description


 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


23 Dec 2016 description

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.

25 Oct 2016 description


  • 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


12 Oct 2016 description

Sector Overview

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.