This report is produced by OCHA Myanmar covering the period of 30 July – 10 August, in collaboration with Inter-Cluster Coordination Group and wider humanitarian partners. The next report will be issued on or around 4 September.
• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country remains low - a total of 360 cases, six fatalities and 312 recoveries so far- with most new cases reported among returning migrants. No cases have been reported in camps or sites for internally displaced people (IDP).
• Sixteen COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across Rakhine, with two local transmissions in Buthidaung and Kyauktaw townships; others have recent travel histories.
• Close to 142,000 migrant workers have returned since March, including 97,342 from Thailand, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
• Six humanitarian flights arrived in Myanmar during the reporting period, carrying supplies and relief personnel.
• Government has budgeted 2 billion kyat (approximately US$1,470,318) for prevention measures against COVID19 in displacement sites.
• Government and humanitarian actors continue prevention, response preparedness and response activities in camps and displacement sites, as well as in quarantine centers.
• The Addendum to the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) has been revised; the HRP now targets 915,000 people, including 60,000 returning migrants, for the period April-December 2020 and financial requirements stand at US$275.3 million.
• The 2020 Myanmar HRP is currently 36 per cent funded. Contributions amount to US$99 million; 39 per cent of the total funding received ($23 million) is for activities in the COVID-19 Addendum – FTS.
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