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06 Sep 2017 description



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.

06 Sep 2017 description
report CCCM Cluster

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.

01 Sep 2017 description


  • Activation of the CCCM Cluster: January 2013

  • Leadership: UNHCR

  • UNHCR also leads shelter & NFI Cluster and Protection Sector


01 Sep 2017 description


  • 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.


24 Aug 2017 description


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)


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).


17 Aug 2017 description

# 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.

17 Aug 2017 description
  • 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).

22 Jul 2017 description


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.

29 May 2017 description

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.

20 May 2017 description

Number of IDP Locations 36

Estimated number of IDPs 120,506

Estimated number of IDPs not covered by the Shelter Cluster 47,270