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Burma - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

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Situation Report
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN highlights restricted humanitarian access in Kachin, Shan

  • Clashes in Kachin and Shan continue during August peace conference

  • Humanitarian organizations continue to respond to urgent needs among vulnerable populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Continued insecurity and natural disasters contributed to ongoing humanitarian need in Burma during FY 2016. Floods from June–August temporarily displaced an estimated 500,000 people; separately, approximately 218,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) continued to reside in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states as of late September, according to the UN. Restricted access in some areas of Rakhine and Shan impeded humanitarian response efforts during the fiscal year.

  • In FY 2016, the U.S. Government (USG) provided more than $50 million in humanitarian funding for the Burma response. USAID/FFP committed $8.4 million through UN agencies to provide emergency food assistance and respond to cases of acute malnutrition. With nearly $7.3 million in USAID/OFDA assistance, partners provided health, nutrition, protection, and shelter support; strengthened access to livelihoods; and implemented water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. In addition, humanitarian actors—through $34.3 million in State/PRM funding—addressed critical needs among vulnerable populations, including IDPs in Burma and refugee populations from Burma residing in other countries in the Asia region