Myanmar: Displacement in Rakhine State (November 2013)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Nov 2013


The inter-communal violence in June and October 2012 has resulted in at least 143,000 people being displaced across Rakhine State. In addition, at least 36,000 vulnerable people in 113 isolated villages have no or limited access to job opportunities and basic services due to continued restrictions on movement.

There has been increased community resistance and increased intimidation of UN and NGO staff since September, causing serious impediments to humanitarian operations and development work.

Humanitarian organisations must have full and unimpeded access to all affected communities in Rakhine State and must be able to deliver lifesaving relief assistance to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) based on their needs and regardless of their background.

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