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23 Oct 2018 description
report Joint Peace Fund

Most people’s knowledge of Myanmar’s peace process – if they know anything at all - is limited to what they read about from the media coverage. And often this is limited to the more glamourous meetings of the top leadership. But a peace process is an important part of any country’s history – and detailed documentation of it is needed.

23 Oct 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

The Myanmar Army and an ethnic armed group in eastern Myanmar’s Kayah state have blamed each other for breaching a bilateral cease-fire agreement during a weekend clash in Hpa Saung township that left no casualties.

The national army’s Light Infantry Brigade 428 clashed with soldiers from the Karenni Army, the armed wing of the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) on Oct. 20.

21 Oct 2018 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).

21 Oct 2018 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).

20 Oct 2018 description
report United Nations

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG), Christine Schraner Burgener, undertook her third visit to Myanmar from 10 to 20 October where she held consultations with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, other government and military leaders, ethnic armed organizations, local and religious leaders, NGOs, UN agencies and the diplomatic community.

“Accountability is one of two important pillars for national reconciliation, the other is inclusive dialogue,” she said repeatedly. “Credible fact-finding is the first step towards accountability.”

19 Oct 2018 description

The 2018 Asia Mediation Retreat took place in Beijing from 16 to 17 October bringing together Asian peacemakers from governments, international institutions and non-governmental organisations.

Norway’s Foreign Minister, Ms Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, delivered the opening remarks and underlined the centrality of mediation in preventing, de-escalating and resolving conflict. She said that the fact that the Retreat was taking place in Beijing was in itself an inspiration given China’s increasing engagement in the field of mediation.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

589,989 people assisted in September 2018

US$ 682,596 cash-based transfers made

US$ 25.39 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

4,183 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2018 description

Note: This map represents information as reported by organizations contributing to the MIMU 3W. Inclusion of an organization on this map does not imply endorsement by the United Nations or its projects. Note that this map shows presence of an organization and does not indicate the volume of assistance, the number of beneficiaries, or the extent to which needs are met or unmet.

18 Oct 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates areas of satellite-detected destroyed or otherwise damaged settlements in Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Rathedaung Townships in Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar. Analysis primarily used satellite imagery collected on multiple dates from August 2017 to March 2018. Satellite analysis combined with information on settlement locations in Myanmar indicate that approximately 392 towns and villages from a total number of 993 were affected. This includes 96 out of 371 in Buthidaung, 277 out of 399 in Maungdaw, and 19 out of 223 in Rathedaung.

18 Oct 2018 description

The Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), comprised of four INGOs and two UN partners have launched an 18-month project aimed at reducing the human, social, economic, and environmental losses in coastal and urban areas resulting from disasters in Myanmar. The European Unionfunded consortium has been supporting disaster risk reduction and resilience-building initiatives with coastal and urban communities in high-risk areas of Myanmar since 2012.

18 Oct 2018 description

On 10 October a family of five Rohingya returned spontaneously from Balukhali camp, Cox's Bazar to Myanmar. They are currently held in Taung Pyo Letwe reception centre. On 4 October India deported seven Rohingya men that had been detained in the country since 2012 despite objections by UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and human rights organisations. The decision has sparked fear that further deportations are to follow. The men reportedly arrived in Kyauktaw Township, central Rakhine State on 8 October and have been staying in several villages. UNHCR has been unable to access them.

18 Oct 2018 description

Background Information

Since June 2013, UNHCR has been piloting a system to assess spontaneous returns in the Southeast of Myanmar, a process that may start in the absence of an organized Voluntary Repatriation operation.

17 Oct 2018 description

Imagine walking for more than an hour just to get your daily fill of clean drinking water.

17 Oct 2018 description

As of 30 September, over 268,000 people in Myanmar have been temporarily evacuated due to monsoon seasonal floods since June 2018. According to the Government’s Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Bago Region was the most heavily affected area with nearly 145,000 people evacuated, followed by Kayin and Mon States in the southeast and Magway Region in central Myanmar.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

The 10 ethnic armed groups that have signed a nationwide peace accord with the Myanmar government agreed in principle on Tuesday to a key military demand that they fold their militias into a single national army and to extend dialogue to ethnic armies outside the cease-fire agreement, participants said.