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Myanmar: Snapshot of displacement and population movement in 2015 (as of 25 Jan 2016) [EN/MY]

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Key displacement and population movement in 2015

Boat crisis: Around 30,000 people estimated to have departed from Bangladesh and Myanmar via the Bay of Bengal in 2015. Over 1,000 people rescued o the coast of Myanmar in 2015.

Floods: 1.7 million people temporarily displaced by floods and landslides in June-August 2015.
Most quickly returned. 9,000 people still in evacuation sites at the end of 2015.

Kokang: Up to 70,000 people fled to China following an outbreak of fighting in February 2015. Most displaced people subsequently returned. 4,000 people still displaced at the end of 2015.

Kachin and northern Shan: Over 10,000 people newly displaced by conflict during 2015.
Most subsequently returned. Around 4,000 remained displaced at the end of 2015.

Southern Shan:
Over 6,000 people displaced following an outbreak of armed conflict on 6 October 2015. Most subsequently returned.

Almost 2,000 remained displaced at the end of 2015.

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