Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
Most read (last 30 days)
- Myanmar: A Political Economy Analysis
- UN human rights expert laments “tragic sense of déjà vu” in Myanmar, says refugee returns premature
- Briefing: Myanmar forces starve, abduct and rob Rohingya, as ethnic cleansing continues
- Restoration of rights key to Myanmar refugee return, UNHCR’s Grandi says
- Myanmar: OCHA Humanitarian Update on the Situation in Kachin State, 2 February 2018
As health conditions for Rohingya deteriorate, IRC launches emergency response
Over $12 million needed to provide life-saving services in Myanmar and Bangladesh with tenfold increase in severe malnutrition compared to last year
40,000 Rohingya children face malnutrition and require life-saving assistance
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Relief International (RI) carried out a multi-sector assessment between September 29 and October 3, 2017 with the aim of better understanding the priority needs of the influx of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) – Rohingya – in Bangladesh, as well as the locations in which assistance is most needed from the humanitarian community. To date, an estimated 515,000 UMN have fled violence in Myanmar for Bangladesh.1
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 20 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand / Myanmar border.
On Friday 22nd March a massive fire broke out in the Ban Mae Surin refugee Temporary Shelter located in Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province. The incident left 37 dead and others seriously injured, and completely ravaged two sections of the camp destroying the homes and limited possessions of 2,300 refugees (more than half of the entire population). This situation report presents the joint humanitarian response, up‐dates on the priority requirements, and indicates the agreed actions.
GeneralUpdate on Situation:
Cyclone Giri, which struck the northwestern coast of Myanmar last week, has devastated large areas of Rakhine State according to a team of relief workers from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) which is working in the disaster area.
"Houses, schools and health centers have been destroyed and an estimated 250,000 people are in need of urgent assistance," said Cate Breen, the IRC's country director in Myanmar. "Communities need safe water, healthcare, food and shelter.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is mobilizing as part of a coordinated humanitarian effort to offer assistance to communities affected by Cyclone Giri, which struck the northwestern coast of Myanmar last week. According to the government, some 71,000 people were displaced and over 14,000 homes destroyed by the storm while 1.1 million people have been affected in Rakhine State.