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18 Aug 2018 description
report Convoy of Hope

In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced.

As resources are stretched thin and water contamination is rampant, Convoy is focusing on providing food, clean water, water filters and solar lamps.

15 Aug 2018 description
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A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance

Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.

13 Aug 2018 description

Un nouveau cadre social pour promouvoir la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes alimentaires

7 août 2018, Rome - Les guerres civiles et les conflits ont augmenté au cours de la dernière décennie, inversant la tendance qui reflétait une baisse de la faim à travers le monde.

09 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.

09 Aug 2018 description
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Unique partnership also aims to foster public-private collaborations to address children’s issues through innovation

08 Aug 2018 description

Rabia is grateful to the local people of Bangladesh

Rabia and her husband have three children – two daughters and a son. Rabia fled Myanmar for the sake of her young children. She hopes every day that soon there will be justice and she can return home with her family. She hopes her daughters will get married in Myanmar.

07 Aug 2018 description

WFP’s supply chain plays an integral role in the entire process of end-to-end planning, procuring and delivering assistance. Read this report to learn about WFP’s supply chain activities and achievements in a year of increasingly complex emergency contexts.

Emergency Response in 2017

Level 3 (L3) is the United Nations classification for the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. In 2017, WFP responded to seven L3 Emergencies across 12 countries and two continents.

04 Aug 2018 description

On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.

02 Aug 2018 description

Introduction

Myanmar/Burma is the country with the highest risk of humanitarian crises in Southeast Asia and ranks 12th worldwide (InfoRM). More than 237 000 people currently live in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, with limited access to basic services. Restricted humanitarian access to several areas hampers the ability of international aid organisations to provide crucial assistance to people in need. Recurrent natural hazards also increase the vulnerability of residents in disaster-prone areas.

What are the needs?

02 Aug 2018 description

Les crises en Afghanistan, au Bangladesh, en Haïti et dans la région du Sahel parmi les plus sous-financées

01 Aug 2018 description
report World Renew

August 1, 2018 – Yesterday World Renew reached its goal to raise $50,000 to provide community kitchens and health, nutrition, and sanitation training among Rohingya families who have arrived at Jamtoli refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh. The funds will be matched 1-to-1 by Seattle-based non-profit, One Day’s Wages, making $100,000 available for the project.

The funds will provide ten community kitchens at Jamtoli that include

  • ongoing support for cooking daily meals.

  • nutrition training and hygiene and sanitation sessions.

01 Aug 2018 description

Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers are responding to a series of disasters happening across the Asia Pacific region. In Southeast Asia, a dam collapse in Lao PDR led to severe flooding, which extending to neighbouring Cambodia, while in Myanmar, heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in several states and regions.

Laos

01 Aug 2018 description

The National Natural Disaster Management Committee has advised residents of Hpa-an Township and people living in lowlands near the river in Madauk to move to areas safe from floods, and for people living in lowlands and near the river in Thabaung Township to exercise caution.

31 Jul 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is providing emergency aid to people affected by the recent floods, which are the worst the country has seen for 30 years. We are focussing on Hpa’an, capital of Kayin State in Myanmar, one of the heaviest hit areas.

At least 10 people have been killed and over 95,000 forced to leave their homes, destroyed by floods affecting seven states in the country.

Oliver Kyaw, Islamic Relief’s country director in Myanmar said:

30 Jul 2018 description

Rice and curry and foods packed with banana leaves were provided to those affected by the floods in Bago and Bilin townships by the Prevention and Degradation of Parentless Children Association (Myanmar) and Shin Saw Pu Women’s Philanthropic Association yesterday.

30 Jul 2018 description

People living near river banks and in lowland areas should move to safe places, suggested the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) yesterday.

The NDMC urged residents near river banks and low-lying areas in Hpa-an, Bago, Bilin townships and Madauk town to move to higher grounds where they would be safe from floods, and warned those in Toungoo, Shwegyin and Thabaung townships to be alert over any rising water levels.

29 Jul 2018 description

The heavy seasonal monsoon has brought strong winds and heavy rains across large part of Myanmar since third week July in this year. Monsoon rains and increased water levels in major rivers have caused seasonal floods in Myanmar.

28 Jul 2018 description

National Disaster Management Committee Vice Chairman and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein went to flood relief centres in Bago yesterday morning and provided necessary support and assistance.

The Union Minister first went to flood victims temporarily sheltered in relief centres in Mon Dhammayone (congregation hall), Bago Region indoor stadium, and Kyakhatwaing monastery, and said that, due to climate change, natural disasters are occurring more frequently all over the world.

28 Jul 2018 description

The water level of the Bago River reached the danger level in Bago yesterday, inundating low-lying areas and forcing over 2,450 families to move to shelters.

The Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar) delivered about 5,100 water bottles and meal packs to flood victims from three wards sheltering at monasteries yesterday.

The delegation from the association comprised of General Secretary Prof. Dr. Mya Thida and members Daw Kyin Than, Dr. Daw Shwe Pone and Daw San San Htay.

27 Jul 2018 description

Cox's Bazar – UN Migration Agency (IOM) staff have been working round the clock this week, as monsoon downpours caused flooding and landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are living in bamboo and tarpaulin shelters after fleeing violence in Myanmar.