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
Maps & Infographics
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- "Toxic fear" The situation of children in Rakhine State, Myanmar
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The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, according to new research from risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.
The map shows that the countries which send and receive migrants in Asia and the Middle East all pose extreme or high risks to business of association with trafficking, according to Verisk Maplecroft’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Index. The impact of unethical brokers is critical across the recruitment corridors in the Middle East and Asia. Labour brokers play an essential and unavoidable role in providing workers to suppliers. But, during the recruitment journey, workers – and especially foreign migrants – may become exploited, for example, by paying large fees to one or multiple brokers.
With the general elections fast approaching, Myanmar’s ethnic parties could play kingmakers for the next administration. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is favoured to outperform Thein Sein’s incumbent Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in the general election. However, the USDP is boosted by its alliance to the military, also known as the Tatmadaw, which has a constitutionally mandated 25% representation in both houses of parliament.
A combination of climate change vulnerability and food insecurity is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries, including the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines, according to the seventh annual Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas (CCERA) released by global risk analytics company Maplecroft.
Myanmar’s government is currently in the process of securing a single nationwide lasting peace agreement with all insurgent groups. Up to 16 armed ethnic groups are participating in peace negotiations under the umbrella organisation ‘National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT). Between December 2013 and March 2014, meetings between the government and the NCCT appeared to indicate growing confidence in the peace process.
Two of the world’s largest growth markets, Russia and China, have shown significant increases in child labour risks over the last year, reveals the latest Child Labour Index from Maplecroft. This exposes companies with operations and supply chains in these countries to greater risks of reputational and legal damage from complicity with children’s rights violations.
A rise in human rights violations from government crackdowns on public protest and political dissent is significantly increasing risks to business in ten of the world’s fastest growing economies, according to Maplecroft’s newly released Human Rights Risk Atlas 2013 (HRRA).
Despite signs of improvement in 2011 and 2012, Myanmar’s human rights record remains exceptionally poor. As a consequence, high levels of human rights due diligence will remain imperative for foreign investors seeking to capitalise on emerging business opportunities. As shown in our map – which incorporates information on violations of both civil and political rights and labour rights – violations are most common in Shan, Yangon and Bago states.
Cities of Dhaka, Manila, Bangkok, Yangon and Jakarta face highest climate change risks – Maplecroft
New York at ‘medium risk’ despite exposure to natural hazards
Some of Asia’s most important economies have the highest risk from the threat of natural hazards, due to the exposure of their cities and trading hubs to events such as flooding, earthquakes and tropical cyclones, according to the Natural Hazards Risk Atlas released by risk analysis company Maplecroft.
Armed clashes between ethnic minority armed groups and the government continue to occur in the border regions to China and Thailand, with both insurgent groups and government troops also targeting civilians. Maplecroft’s in-depth Country Risk Report on Myanmar highlights how the government’s recent democratic opening has also involved intense efforts to bring security to the country by launching a new round of peace talks with armed groups.
Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Philippines expose companies to high levels of supply chain risk
An annual study by risk analysis firm Maplecroft has revealed that 76 countries now pose ‘extreme risks’ to the welfare of children from the entrenched use of underage working practices, up more than 10% from last year’s total of 68 ‘extreme risk’ countries.
According to Maplecroft the rise in reported child labour violations is due to worsening global security and the economic downturn.
The human rights situation is worsening worldwide and especially in the important emerging economies of Pakistan, China, Russia, Colombia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, India, Philippines and Mexico. These are the findings of the Human Rights Risk Atlas 2011 that calculates and maps the risk of complicity in human rights abuses for companies operating worldwide.