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04 Dec 2015 description
  1. Handing over of (200,000) aluzinc sheets (length 2200 mm x width 920 mm x thickness 0.32 mm) donated by the People’s Government of Yunan Province for the flood affected areas in Myanmar took place on 3 December 2015 at Muse Township, Shan State. It was attended by U Soe Naing, Director, Relief and Resettlement Department, Shan State, and U Kyaw Kyaw Tun, District Administrator of Muse District and Chairman of District National Natural Disaster Management Body and officials concerned from the Myanmar side and Ms.

03 Dec 2015 description

YANGON, Myanmar — When devastating floods hit Myanmar earlier this year, Phoo Ngun in Ohn Pin Su village, Ayeyarwady, was 6 months pregnant. She lost everything in the floods. When UNFPA youth volunteers reached her village by boat, she received essential items for female hygiene and protection in a UNFPA Dignity Kit.

02 Dec 2015 description

The road to Hakha, in remote Chin State in western Myanmar, is not an easy one to travel at the best of times. Even without landslides and rains, it takes between seven and eight hours to drive. Now it often takes longer as sections are still blocked by mud and stones following landslides caused by the heavy rains and floods in July and August.

01 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 25 November–1 December 2015

  • Cameroon: New data indicate that 158,316 people are internally displaced – this is 65,000 more than the previous estimate. The vast majority have been displaced by Boko Haram-related violence, with fewer than 15% displaced by flooding and other natural disasters. Movement stays within Far North region, and Logone-et-Chari hosts around 60% of all IDPs.

27 Nov 2015 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal adjusts the budget of the Emergency Appeal, launched on 11 August 2015, from CHF 3.9 million to CHF 3.2 million and outlines implementation approaches agreed for the recovery phase. The revised appeal budget includes a provision of CHF 125,800 for shelter cluster coordination.

27 Nov 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Communities struggle to recover from worst flooding in decades

• Hundreds of thousands helped by local response and recovery efforts

• 11,000 people remain in flood evacuation sites in Chin and Sagaing

• Floods response and recovery continues in Rakhine; one of the worst hit areas

• Limited humanitarian access to conflict affected civilians in Sumprabum, Kachin

• Up to 6,000 displaced by fighting in Southern Shan

• Most of the displaced have returned to Kokang

FIGURES

26 Nov 2015 description

Yangon, Myanmar – On behalf of the United Nations, I extend our most heartfelt condolences on the heavy toll that the landslide in Hpa Khant, Kachin State took in the hours of the 21st November 2015. I am deeply saddened by the over 100 lives that this tragic landslide has claimed and extend my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to all affected people.

25 Nov 2015 description

I. Background

  • The all 9 townships of Chin state have been affected by landslide. 4 townships from Mindat district in Southern Chin state and 5 townships from Hakha and Falam district in Northern Chin state.

  • Totally, 5 people died. Some Cows and Buffalos also died and missed. 55 schools, 28 religious buildings, 38 others buildings, 2 small dam, 303 bridges and 6039 acres of farming lands have been damaged around Chin state.

25 Nov 2015 description

Myanmar: Update on Red Cross flood response

In August, torrential rains and the offshore approach of cyclone Komen caused devastating floods and landslides in Myanmar.

The disaster displaced almost 1.7 million people and took the lives of 132, according to the Myanmar government. Half a million houses and 1.15 million acres of farmland were damaged, forcing the replanting of some 495,000 acres of crops, with serious consequences for the livelihoods of thousands of families.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description

Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).

Afghanistan - Earthquake
• 22 November - Earthquake magnitude 5.9 M occurred in Badakhshan province.

17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.

17 Nov 2015 description

2015 FUNDING OUTLOOK

"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.

16 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: The current PRRO provided an opportunity to review and realign activities with national priorities in a period characterised by an unprecedented, rapid and multifaceted transition in Myanmar. WFP coordinated the project closely with the Government and aligned its activities with the national development framework as outlined in the 'Nay Pyi Taw Accord for Effective Development Cooperation, signed in January 2013. In Myanmar, high malnutrition rates and low education indicators remain a major concern.

13 Nov 2015 description

• The Rohingya are the largest group of stateless persons in the world. Systematic discrimination and human rights abuses in Myanmar has led to mass migration; most aim to reach Malaysia in risky sea voyages, falling prey to human trafficking. Many don’t make it to their destination and end up detained in transit countries, many die on the way. Protection is by far the largest concern, including gender based violence and child protection.

12 Nov 2015 description

In July, Myanmar was hit by its worst flooding in decades displacing over one million people. Impacts on agriculture – the backbone of the country’s economy and main source of livelihood for millions of rural poor – were massive.