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14 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

Myanmar is exposed to a range of natural hazards, including cyclones, floods, earthquakes, storm surges, landslides and droughts. The Global Climate Risk Index 2015 cites the country as being - together with Honduras and Haiti – one of the nations hardest hit by natural hazards in the last two decades and where more disaster events are likely to occur in the near future.

06 Aug 2015 description

Action contre la Faim mobilise ses équipes et ses moyens pour aider les populations birmanes sinistrées par les inondations exceptionnelles qui affectent le pays.

Après le passage du cyclone tropical Komen, des pluies torrentielles ont provoqué inondations et glissements de terrain au Myanmar. Selon les dernières déclarations des autorités, plus de 250 000 personnes sont déjà impactées par les inondations dans le pays, les états du Rakhine, Sagaing et du Kachin, à l’Ouest du pays sont particulièrement touchés.

27 May 2015 description

STATEMENT RELEASED ON 27 MAY 2015

Please find herein the Joint NGO Statement ahead of the intergovernmental Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean being held on 29 May 2015 hosted by the Royal Thai Government in Bangkok. The signatories below represent more than 600 non-governmental and civil society organisations operating across Asia and the Pacific regions.

28 Mar 2014 description

Face à l’insécurité actuelle dans la zone, Action contre la Faim se voit contrainte de suspendre ses activités à Sittwe. L’ONG ainsi que les autres acteurs sur le terrain ne peuvent plus poursuivre leurs programmes.

Et ce alors que la situation humanitaire dans la zone est inquiétante. Les tensions intercommunautaires qui ont éclaté en juin et octobre 2012 ne se sont pas apaisées et se poursuivent encore.

30 Sep 2013 description

Executive Summary

Situated in the hilly eastern part of Myanmar, Kayah State borders Thailand to the east, Shan State to the north, and Kayin State to the southwest. Kayah is a small but complex state, rich in natural resources, cultural heritage and natural beauty. But Kayah has also been in a state of conflict for more than 60 years, and over the years, the cost of the conflict has been extensive—impacting directly and indirectly, the lives and the livelihoods of most of the people in Kayah, and many thousands who have fled.

25 Nov 2010 description

Results of first rapid assessments conducted in affected villages of Myebon and Minbya Townships

Prepared by: Nicolas Guillaud, Food security and livelihoods coordinator _ ACF Myanmar, fsco@mm.missions-acf.org

Period covered by the assessments: October 26, 2010-November 4,2010

Methodology: Cyclone GIRI struck Rakhine State on the night of October 22 to 23, 2010. Starting October 24, ACF mobilized its staff (nationals and expatriates) present in Sitway office to conduct rapid assessments in areas affected by the cyclone.

21 Jun 2010 description

TEKNAF, BANGLADESH & RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR-In the aftermath of three days of torrential rains that caused flooding and landslides in the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar, Action Against Hunger's teams on the ground have mobilized to respond.

In Myanmar, global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is closely coordinating with the agencies and authorities present in the region and using its current operational set-up to deliver emergency clean water and sanitation services and distribute basic items, including cooking utensils, to the …

23 Sep 2009 description

Ensuring access to water, sanitation, & hygiene in Myanmar, Uganda, & the D.R. Congo

It's a bitter irony that the torrential rains of a tropical cyclone can leave millions of people without a drop of clean water. When Cyclone Nargis ravaged coastal Myanmar-claiming over 80,000 lives-survivors found that their wells and rice paddies were badly contaminated by brackish floodwaters.

09 Mar 2009 description

Managing seasonal extremes: community-based solutions for water security

Many water and sanitation problems are cyclical, occurring with seasonal regularity.

20 May 2008 description

Assessments show resources too scarce to satisfy basic needs

May 20, 2008, Yangon, Myanmar - While continuing to distribute aid supplies to the survivors of Cyclone Nargis, Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) teams in Myanmar have also carried out a needs assessment in the Bogalay region, one of the worst hit areas.

18 May 2008 description

Action Against Hunger (ACF) has been present in Burma since 1994. 22 international aid workers and more than 300 national staff are currently providing aid to the survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Last week ACF teams in Burma carried out a needs assessment in the Bogale region, one of the worst hit areas.

14 May 2008 description

Faced with major logistical challenges, the international aid agency Action Against Hunger (ACF) has reinforced its relief efforts in Burma to bring relief to the survivors of the Cyclone in the South of the country. ACF is transporting aid supplies via trucks and boats. In addition, planes carrying relief supplies took off from France yesterday en route to Rangoon.

Action Against Hunger's teams firstly reached the township of Bogalay, one of the worst affected areas, five days after Cyclone Nargis struck the country.

12 May 2008 description

ACF flies emergency teams and 40 tons of equipment and supplies into Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar - The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has reinforced its efforts in Myanmar with additional shipments of relief materials and emergency response personnel. Plane loads en route for Yangon took off carrying crucial supplies-25 tons of protein biscuits, water purification kits, pumps and equipment for the provision of water, etc.-along with six additional experts in water and sanitation, logistics, and food security.

10 May 2008 description

Today, a team of six additional staff will arrive in Rangoon and join Action Against Hunger's teams already on the ground. A plane carrying 40 tons of Action Against Hunger food and relief items is planned to follow.

The situation in Bogolay is critical

ACF's first convoy transporting relief supplies including 7 tons of rice arrived in Bogolay yesterday. Three more truckloads transporting 18 tons of rice and water purification equipment are currently on their way to Bogolay.

09 May 2008 description

ACF's first convoys rolled out of Yangon to deliver assistance outside the capital

Yangon, Myanmar - Five days after Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar's southern delta the human toll continues to climb while conditions deteriorate dramatically on the ground. The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has responded by sending a convoy from Yangon loaded with emergency equipment and materials for Bogalay after surveys indicated massive needs in the area.

08 May 2008 description

The Action Against Hunger team assesses that the situation is critical

New York, NY - Cyclone Nargis, which struck Southern Myanmar on 2nd May, has had devastating effects on the country. Estimates suggest that more than 24,000 people have died and hundreds of thousands more have been affected by the catastrophe. According to Action Against Hunger's teams on the ground, the need for water, food and shelter will be most urgent in the coastal regions.

07 May 2008 description

Entre les difficultés d'accès, l'isolement des survivants, les pénuries, le manque d'information, etc., l'accumulation des facteurs aggravants fait craindre le pire pour les millions de survivants du cyclone.

Depuis Rangoon et pour faire face à l'urgence, Action contre la Faim fait partir un premier convoi d'aide vers Bogalay.

Les survivants en sursis face aux multiples conséquences du cyclone

Suite au passage du cyclone Nargis il y a maintenant cinq jours, le bilan humain ne fait que s'aggraver et la situation des survivants devient de plus en plus …

06 May 2008 description

Suite au passage du cyclone Nargis vendredi 2 mai dans le Sud de la Birmanie, la situation des populations est très préoccupante. Le bilan humain provisoire de la catastrophe est très lourd (15 000 morts) et les dégâts devraient toucher des centaines de milliers de personnes.

06 May 2008 description

Cyclone Nargis, which struck Southern Myanmar on 2nd May, has had devastating effects on the country. Estimates suggest that more than 24,000 people have died and hundreds of thousands more have been affected by the catastrophe. According to Action Against Hunger's teams on the ground, the need for water, food and shelter will be most urgent in the coastal regions.