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12 Sep 2017 description
  • The number of Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar into Bangladesh has reached 313 000. A preliminary response plan has been developed by the inter-sector coordination group in Bangladesh, with a budget of USD 77 million.

  • The latest arrivals are settling next to main roads, as camps are overflowing. The Government of Bangladesh is in the process of allocating 2000 acres of land near the Kutupalong camps.

11 Sep 2017 description

Two new landmine incidents today, including a blast blowing off a young man’s leg, bring to three the number of known sites where Myanmar authorities have mined border crossings used by Rohingya fleeing violence, Amnesty International said.

08 Sep 2017 description
report BenarNews

by Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Jesmin Papri and Abdur Rahman, Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Dhaka on Wednesday demanded that Myanmar de-escalate violence in Rakhine state that has produced an “unbearable” and “unprecedented” influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, in a third diplomatic protest lodged in less than two weeks amid a burgeoning humanitarian crisis.

Also Wednesday, the bodies of five people allegedly shot by Myanmar security forces were found near a river bank near the border in Ukhia district, a local policeman told BenarNews.

07 Sep 2017 description
  • The number of Rohingya refugees who arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August has reached 164 000, two times more than the exodus that followed the October 2016 violence. The rapid influx of refugees is posing tremendous challenges to humanitarian agencies, as the new refugees’ vulnerability is extreme. Land mine explosions are reported to have continued at the border areas. Bangladesh has reportedly lodged a complaint to Myanmar regarding the laying of landmines.

05 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport, qui couvre la période allant d’août 2015 à juillet 2017, est soumis en application de la résolution 70/80 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle l’Assemblée a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter un rapport sur l’application de cette résolution, y compris sur les politiques adoptées et les activités menées par le système des Nations Unies dans ce domaine.

05 Sep 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report, covering the period from August 2015 to July 2017, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/80, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution, including on relevant United Nations policies and activities.

22 Aug 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District between November 2016 and January 2017, including updates on education, healthcare, military activity and development transactions.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

Naw Kwut was a young Karen woman when she stepped on a landmine and lost her right leg while she was forced to act as a porter for the Myanmar Army 20 years ago.

“We were treated badly. They asked us to do everything for them,” she said, recalling her experiences in the jungle. She grew up in a village controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Brigade 1, in Thaton, Mon State.

31 Jul 2017 description
report HALO Trust

This week The HALO Trust was pleased to sign an amendment to its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Social Welfare in Myanmar. This amendment will allow HALO teams to start conducting Non-Technical Survey (NTS) operations. Working with local communities across Kayin and Shan States, in the east of the country, HALO will gain a better understanding of the scope and nature of landmine and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) contamination which is affecting their daily lives.

11 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kayin State and South-East Myanmar

Ann Ka Law village, Kayin State, Myanmar: The little boy looked nervously at the metallic object in his hand. It didn’t look like a toy, but the friends he was playing with were yelling at him to throw it at the bamboo patch a few metres away.

“It felt heavy – and the metal was hot,” recalled Saw Ba Sun, aged 9. “Somehow, I knew it was dangerous.”

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals