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23 May 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Highlight of the 1st Qtr 2017

  • In dry season, emergency water supply continue in Ah Nauk Ye Camp, PaukTaw

  • WASH Gap , seeking partners to cover WASH needs in NiDin and Ah Htet Nan Yar Camp

  • GAD actions in Sittwe camps led to a resolution on land issues and community complaints in Ohn Daw Gyi North and Say Tha Ma Gyi Camp

  • Technical Working Group meetings organized in Rakhine to finalize the Hygiene Kit Strategy and Labour rates / incentives standardization

23 May 2017 description
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Highlight of the 1st Qtr 2017

  • New displacements in Kutkai, Man Wing Gyi (Mansi Tsp.), Laukai and Namtu due to conflict; more than 2,500 people had to flee to temporary evacuation centres and returned to their villages of origin within a few weeks. Besides, more than 6,500 migrant workers from Kokant SAZ returned to their hometowns starting from 6 March 2017.

23 May 2017 description
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Highlight of the 1st Qtr 2017

  • Approximately 6,500 new IDPs moved from Munga Zup and Zai Awung camps to existing IDP camps in GCA and NGCA, and new locations.

  • WASH Cluster members conducted WASH rapid assessment for new arrival of IDPs in existing IDP camps and new locations.

27 Oct 2016 description

I. BACKGROUND

In Rakhine, community ponds are one the major water sources in the rural areas. The communities rely on these water sources throughout the dry season. Although the pond water cannot provide safe drinking water, these community ponds are often the only available water reachable with local technology for villages where there is complex ground water access.

During floods, many ponds become filled with contaminated surface water, debris, deposits and animal bodies.

Risk and pond cleaning:

19 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

  • DRD continues to refill ponds dewatered during cyclone Komen
  • Increasing numbers of empty ponds are noted in villages, raising immediate concerns for the dry season/El Nino
  • Options for sludge management for Sittwe camps are under investigation
11 Feb 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

  • DRD continues to refill ponds dewatered during cyclone Komen
  • Increasing numbers of empty ponds are noted in villages, raising immediate concerns for the dry season/El Nino
  • Options for sludge management for Sittwe camps are under investigation
31 Jan 2016 description
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  • Agencies and government are re-filling “at risk” ponds, de-watered during cyclone Komen response
  • Functioning latrine coverage in camps remains low at several sites
  • Capacity and technical issues continue to be a problem at several sewage treatment stations
  • Contingency planning for water supply for displaced populations during the dry season are commencing
12 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

  • About 300 participants including schools pupils, teachers, governmental representatives (DoPH, DoE), NGOs, INGOs and UNs staffs participated to Global Hand Washing Day and World Toilet Day event conducted on 8th Dec 2015.

  • Rural WASH strategy workshop has been organized by UNICEF on 10th Dec 15 in Myitkyina with 93 participants from Governmental Departments (DoE, DoH, DRD, GAD, Planning, TDC, water resource) from 8 townships and from 3 humanitarian agencies,

30 Nov 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

  • Household water treatment coverage continues to be inadequate in many sites due to filter breakages, inappropropriate filter usage etc
  • Desludging of latrines continues to be a problem as sewage treatment stations reach capacity - Hygiene kit distribution is changing from blanket to targeted distribution in some sites
  • The construction of latrines with shelters continues for returns projects in Kyauktaw
  • Funding for several sites is nearing the end, in November and December 2015
25 Nov 2015 description

I. Background

  • The all 9 townships of Chin state have been affected by landslide. 4 townships from Mindat district in Southern Chin state and 5 townships from Hakha and Falam district in Northern Chin state.

  • Totally, 5 people died. Some Cows and Buffalos also died and missed. 55 schools, 28 religious buildings, 38 others buildings, 2 small dam, 303 bridges and 6039 acres of farming lands have been damaged around Chin state.

27 Oct 2015 description
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  • Latrine reconstruction/rehabilitation continue following flood impact in IDP camps
  • Village flood response focused on pond rehabilitation and distribution of household water filters
  • Collaborations with Education agencies formalised pat month identified to be better operationalised next months
  • Continuous advocacy for integrated latrines with Shelter, in habitat approach defined ending displacement project, now well applied with individual shelters in Kyauktaw township
  • Strongest integration of Wash data related to Maugndaw district Wash
27 Oct 2015 description
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  • Release of a WASH situation monitoring report in 105 camps out a total of 152

  • Release of a first water quality data report undertook by WASH cluster members and including water quality test of 346 water points

  • Follow up the impact on wash situation of clashes in Mansi township that led to the displacement of 208 HHs in three IDPs camps,

  • KAP survey carried out by Shalom in Hpakant area with the support of WASH cluster team and including 407 interviewees

21 Sep 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

  • Floods response, including pond rehabilitation, distribution of household water filters and hygiene promotion in villages and camps affected
  • Floods Impact in camps under controlled with rehabilitation
  • Specific coordination set up with Education sector and Health sectors looking at Temporary Learning Spaces and health centres
  • Increased focused on community management of infrastructure to face maintenance constrain
  • Follow up of the second phase of returns planned
07 Sep 2015 description
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Highlight of the month

  • Join WASH-Shelter site planning in Sar Maw Village of Mogaung Township for the setting up of new camp sheltering IDPs coming from other temporary location,

  • Response to the flooding in Mogaung township by the setting up of temporary emergency water supply,

  • Training of WASH cluster members of data management and 4W monitoring tool in Kachin and NSS

  • Follow up situation of Sumprabum conflict situation, North Kachin, through inter cluster meetings,

31 Jul 2015 description

Context, main events of the semester

1. Relocation/Return process

The main significant changes during the first semester of 2015 was the return/relocation process initiated by the authorities, related to the Governmental Rakhine action plan.