- JIPS Sittwe Camp Profiling Report
- 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
Rakhine State, located in western Myanmar, is home to roughly 3.2 million people. Compared to the rest of the country, Rakhine State is relatively underdeveloped. The majority of the population are Buddhists from the Rakhine ethnic group; in addition, nearly three in ten people are Muslim.
Following the publication of the profiling report from Sittwe Township in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, JIPS and profiling partners are exploring new ways of engaging with communities on profiling results.
KEY DATES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Activation of the CCCM Cluster: January 2013
UNHCR also leads shelter & NFI Cluster and Protection Sector
- In Rakhine, approximately 120,789 people remain displaced across 36 camps or camp-like settings. In Kachin/Northern Shan, over 99,970 IDPs are mostly dispersed over 178 camps or camp-like settings but around 10,000 with host families.
Myanmar, multiple crises:
- Internal conflict in Kachin/Northern Shan states (2011-ongoing)
- Inter-communal violence in Rakhine state (Jun and Oct 2012)
- Cyclone Komen floods (Aug-Dec 2015)
TOTAL PEOPLE AFFECTED
Rakhine: 145,000 displaced
Kachin/Northern Shan: 100,000 displaced
2015 floods: 1.7 million displaced
150,000 people with moderately or severely damaged houses (Myanmar Humanitarian Response Plan, 2016).
# IDP locations (shelter interventions) 154
# Households 19,536
#Shelters planned 2343
# HHs still in need of shelter intervention 7,496
Shelter Cluster members are currently covering approximately 30% of the shelter needs reported in Kachin and Northern Shan States.
Number of IDP Locations: 168
Estimated number of IDPs: 98,318
Displacement started in June 2011 due to the fighting between the Government and the Kachin Independence Organization. The majority of IDPs live in camps along the Myanmar-China Border. Approximately 39% of IDPs live in camps in non-Government Controlled areas (NGCA).
As Myanmar is going through political and economic reforms and nationwide ceasefire negotiations, conflict in Kachin and northern Shan states is ongoing, and tensions in Rakhine persist. The displacement profile of the country is one of great complexity which includes statelessness, protracted internal displacement as well as recurring national disaster driven displacement.
Khin Khin Saw stands out from a group of chatting women in Baw Du Pha-1 camp. She has determination in her eyes and does not shy away from sharing her story with us. For the past five years, BdP camp has been her home, where she lives with her six children. Making a living is difficult, and not being able to always feed her children when they are hungry, keeps her awake at night.
Number of IDP Locations 36
Number of IDPs 120,789