- 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
Alistair Burt has visited Burma on his initial trip as International Development Minister to see first-hand how the UK is supporting Burma to become a more peaceful and prosperous country.
Report to Parliament
We are proud to report on the progress made over the last 12 months in delivering the Government’s commitments under the UK’s National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2014–2017. As this report makes clear, the UK continues to lead the world on this agenda, through practical action, political lobbying and funding.
Rory Stewart visits Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan on first trip to the region since becoming International Development Minister.
Rory Stewart visited Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan on his first trip to the region since becoming International Development Minister to see how UK support is helping to build more peaceful, prosperous, safer and healthier countries, which is also in Britain’s interest.
The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.
DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño
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El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.
By KYAW HSU MON
RANGOON — Aid pledges for victims of Burma’s flooding emergency continued to pour in from overseas on Thursday, as water levels receded in the north of the country and downstream communities in the Irrawaddy Delta prepared for the worst.
The British government announced on Thursday that it would provide relief supplies and assist with recovery efforts. The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has provided nearly 50,000 people with high-energy food supplies and another 20,000 people with hygiene kits and supplies to treat unclean water.
Britain is providing vital funding and aid supplies for Burma in the wake of the floods.
Britain will continue to support Burma in the wake of the devastating floods sweeping the country by providing more aid supplies and helping with recovery efforts, International Development Minister Baroness Verma announced today.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected across several regions including Sagaing, Chin, Magway and Rakhine, with Kachin also affected.
Funding from Britain is providing food, clean water, sanitation and a major livelihoods programme.
Britain’s funding to Rakhine is helping to ensure over 126,000 displaced people have access to food, clean water and sanitation as well working to tackle gender based violence. In particular, it is providing support to pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under 5. In addition, the UK is supporting community dialogue and reconciliation and a major rural livelihoods programme in the region.
Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.
Desmond Swayne announces new funding for Burma while on a visit to the country
The UK remains committed to supporting Burma to reach its potential as a peaceful and prosperous country that respects the human rights of its entire people, International Development Minister Desmond Swayne said while announcing new funding at a reception to mark 10 years of DFID’s presence in Burma.
The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.
Joint FCO-DFID call for urgent restoration humanitarian access to all communities in Rakhine State. Mr Swire summons Burmese Ambassador.
The UK Department for International Development’s Burma budget should be increased promptly from £60 million to £100 million to enable greater support for education, including teacher training, the peace process and parliamentary strengthening, say MPs in the UK Parliament.
By 2012–13, DFID had achieved the following results*:
Britain has pledged emergency food, drinking water and shelter to help people displaced in Rakhine State in western Burma.
Minister for International Development Alan Duncan and Foreign Office Minister for South East Asia Hugo Swire today announced a £4.4 million package of humanitarian support for people displaced by violence and facing the additional threats of the rainy season and approaching storms.
Britain’s package of emergency assistance will provide:
Minister for South East Asia, Hugo Swire spoke to Human Rights and Burma campaigners at the FCO today about the progress being made in Burma.
Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said:
International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced a new education initiative - the Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) - which will help over 200,000 children in Burma to complete a quality basic education.
The MEC will work alongside Burma's formal education system to reach children not in the government system. This will include an emergency component to support children whose education has been disrupted by violence such as the ongoing conflicts in Rakine and Kachin states.
Britain will provide additional humanitarian support to those displaced by the ongoing conflict in Kachin State, Burma.
Making the announcement, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:
"Violence in Kachin has continued now for over a year and a half, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. Many are living without basic water and sanitation. We must act now to relieve the immediate suffering and to ensure that conditions do not worsen to cause further loss of life as the winter draws in.