- 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
The undersigned humanitarian and development NGOs operating in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Myanmar are gravely concerned about the continually escalating armed conflict and the severely deteriorating security situation for the civilian population in Kachin and Northern Shan States.
ASSI is implemented by ASEAN Secretariat in close cooperation with civil society organisations (namely Plan International, World Vision, Save the Children and MERCY Malaysia) and the AADMER Partnership Group and is supported by European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and Australian Aid.
ASEAN Common Framework on School Safety
The undersigned international NGOs operating in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Myanmar are gravely concerned about the ongoing armed conflict and its recent intensification. We are also concerned about threats to the safety of civilians and increasing restrictions on access to those in need.
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.
10 August 2015 - Life-saving supplies are getting through to some of the hardest hit communities in Rakhine State after heavy monsoon rains and Cyclone Kormen caused large-scale flooding in Myanmar.
Plan International has started providing clean drinking water, hygiene kits, aqua tabs and tarpaulins to almost 17,500 people in Minbya Township.
More than 590,000 people have been affected across the country, including 200,000 children. To date, 89 people have died, and more than 217,000 acres of farmland have been destroyed.
Disasters from natural hazards are increasing and becoming more complex. Governments are falling short of the promises they made under the Hyogo Framework for Action, and globally, not enough is being done to reduce risk for the most vulnerable people, including women, children, and people who are marginalized and living in poverty.
Posted by Jimmy Tuhaise, Plan Emergency Response Manager
Jimmy Tuhaise Ahead of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, Emergency Response Manager Jimmy Tuhaise blogs about the impact of Plan’s work with children in conflict-hit Myanmar and Mali.
I’ve been doing this job for over 10 years. I like humanitarian work because it saves lives. What you do for a child within the first few weeks of an emergency or disaster makes a difference to the rest of their life.
17 September 2012: Plan is distributing relief kits to 3,375 people in 4 flood-affected villages of Kyaung Gone Township in Myanmar.
Monsoon flooding in August affected 70,000 people along the Ayeyarwady Delta, forcing 467 schools to close.
An assessment conducted by Plan and local partner Swanyee Development Foundation identified a need for non-food items among families who had been unable to evacuate from the villages of Pauk Ngu, Doe Tan, Tet Seik, Laye Kwellaher.
9 July 2012: Plan today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Myanmar that allows the global organisation to run new programmes in the country to improve the lives of children.
The formal agreement was signed between Haider Yaqub, Plan’s Deputy Regional Director for Asia, and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.
“We are very proud to announce that we can now build on all the work we have done in Myanmar so far and start implementing new programmes in the country,” said Mr Yaqub.
An Interview with Abe Pearpha, Universal Birth Registration Manager of Plan Thailand
Q: What kind of problems do stateless children in Thailand face?
Knowledge is power. A truism, granted, but oh so true, as well known by 13-year-old Sur and 14-yearold Arbiew, stateless girls in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand.
Disasters, with ever increasing frequency and intensity, are a major humanitarian concern. But disasters can be mitigated and their impact minimised if people take steps to reduce risks. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures are far less expensive compared with the cost of loss of life and the cost of managing its consequences. When actions to reduce risk are taken before a disaster strikes, the extent of the loss and damages is diminished and the resumption of education is swift. Disaster risk reduction is significant for education response in emergencies.
Three years after Cyclone Nargis decimated Myanmar’s southern coast, Plan is winding down relief and recovery efforts and is upgrading its long-term presence in the country.
The cyclone which struck in early May 2008, devastating the Ayeyarwady Delta and Yangon regions, killed more than 140,000 people and injured many more. Damage was estimated at $10 billion.
Plan is winding down relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, 2 years after parts of the country were devastated by Cyclone Nargis.
The cyclone struck Myanmar in early May 2008, devastating the Ayeyarwady Delta and Yangon regions, and killing more than 140,000 people.
May 4, 2009 - It's been one year since Cyclone Nargis devastated the southern coast of Myanmar, killing 84,500 people. Many still remember the emotional days immediately following the storm as the scope of the disaster became known.
Work has begun on the second phase of Plan's project to rebuild schools in Myanmar following the devastating cyclone that hit the country in May.
The project in the Ayeyarwady delta region, which is the result of a partnership between Plan and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ), will now see the construction of 8 schools in Mawlamayinegyun.
Three of the schools will each have the capacity to accommodate 500 people in the event of a future disaster.
The project - which has a budget of US$439,000 - is expected to be completed by July 2009.
Building for the future
Cyclone Nargis …
La primera parte del proyecto de Plan de asistencia a la reconstrucción de Myanmar tras la devastación causada el pasado mes de mayo en el país asiático por el ciclón Nargis, está a punto de concluir tras haberse construido, con apoyo de otras organizaciones, 21 escuelas en la zona del delta del Ayeyarwady.
Work to rebuild 16 schools attended by more than 2,500 children in Myanmar has begun as part of Plan's effort to help those affected by Cyclone Nargis.
The work is the result of a US$200,000 partnership agreed by Plan and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ).
Under the agreement, Plan is funding the restoration and replacement of new roofs, furniture, latrines and running water systems for the schools in Myaungmya and Mawlamayinegyun townships - both located in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Division, the area that felt the brunt of the cyclone's destructive force.
An estimated 140,000 …
El ciclón Nargis golpeó Myanmar los pasados 2 y 3 de mayo, provocando corrimientos de tierra en el área de Ayeyarwady y golpeando la antigua capital, Yangon. 37 municipios resultaron seriamente afectados por el ciclón.
Hundreds of thousands of children in Myanmar face new dangers as the new school year begins and they return to buildings ravaged by Cyclone Nargis.
Only a handful of the 3,000 schools destroyed or severely damaged by the cyclone have been repaired, leaving 360,000 children in affected areas without a safe place to learn.
Unsafe school buildings, a shortage of teachers and lack of trained professionals to offer emotional support to those who have been traumatised by the disaster, all put children returning to school at risk.
Plan is already working with local …