The conflict between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has escalated in several areas in Kachin State since 19 January 2018, including in Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are concerned about the safety of civilians in these areas. Every effort needs to be made to ensure the protection of civilians and safe access to humanitarian assistance for all those affected by the conflict.
On May 7-8 2016, an estimated 1,600 people left their villages in Kyaukme and Hsipaw townships in Shan State following heightened tensions between armed groups in the area.
According to he Government’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), 1037 newly displaced people (316 households) arrived to Kayukme Town and are staying in the seven sites. In Hsipaw Town, 596 people (143 households) have arrived and are sheltering in two monastries.
This update covers the period from 1 June to 31 July 2011 and is issued on 1 August 2011.
• The Director General of the Union Ministry of Border Affairs made a visit to Chin state from 17 to 19 June. The DG expressed his appreciation of NGOs and UN work in addressing Chin population’s needs. A similar message was conveyed by the Chief Minister during a meeting with partners on 16 June, where he highlighted the need to further strengthen partnership in order to better assist the vulnerable populations across the State.
This update covers the period from 1 April to 31 May 2011 and is issued on 3 June 2011.
• In Kanpetlet Township, the rice and maize production in 2011 is expected to be low, due to farmers’ limited seeds stocks, as a consequence of rat infestation and crop failure in 2010.
• In Hakha Township, the number of diarrhea cases has increased from 47 in January to 96 in April, according to the Department of Public Health. No serious cases of diarrhea were reported in other townships.
II. Situation Overview
• Food insecurity in Chin State may worsen when the monsoon rains start. The rains reduce people's access to other off-farm income-generating activities.
• Higher cost of basic commodities, such as food items and fuel, may worsen food insecurity.
• An increasing lack of job opportunities in Chin State, particularly during the dry season (March-May), may lead to a high rate of economic migration.
• Seasonal water shortage is anticipated during the dry season (March-May) in both urban and rural areas in Chin.
This update covers the period from 1 January to 28 February 2011 and is issued on 4 March 2011.
=B7 Former Chairman of Chin State Peace and Development Council, U Hong Ngai, has been designated Chief Minister of Chin State by the Union Parliament.
=B7 The most frequently reported disease in Chin in 2010 was Malaria with around 30,000 cases reported.
=B7 Food insecurity remains a problem most serious in Kanpetlet Township, following high crop failures in 2010.
This update covers the period from 1 to 31 December 2010 and is issued on 11 January 2011.
=B7 The current situation of food insecurity has reportedly worsened in Htantlang and Kanpetlet Townships.
This update covers the period from 1 October to 30 November 2010 and is issued on 3 December 2010.
=B7 Cyclone Giri hit Southern Chin State on 23 October causing various levels of damage to farm lands, irrigation systems, bridges and roads.
=B7 The findings of an assessment undertaken in November by WFP Hakha Office in 14 villages in Mindat and Kanpetlet Townships indicate that the communities have lost approximately 90% of their cultivated crops due to rat infestation. The crops damage results in a food shortage since mid October.
This update covers the period from 1 to 31 October 2010 and is issued on 31 October 2010.I. Highlights
- Continuous rains in Chin State during the first and second week of October damaged roads, bridges, paddy fields, upland farms and irrigation canals in Chin State.
- Increased food assistance is required in the Southern townships following the recent rat infestation which caused damages to the crops in the area.
- WFP has completed a food security assessment and the findings will be shared with the partner soon.
- Food security is a major concern in Chin State, particularly in the Southern part, following torrential rains which caused damages to the harvests. These also resulted in transportation difficulties leading to an increase in the price of food commodities.
- An increasing number of people are leaving Chin State to look for better job opportunities
- Logistics constraints due to heavy rains and landslides in different parts of the region have resulted in an increase in food prices and challenges in humanitarian response.
- Rodent infestation in Chin State is still a major concern for communities and humanitarian actors.
- WFP's Food Security Monitoring Exercise which started on 25 August is ongoing and expected to finish in early September.
This update covers the period from 1 to 31 July 2010 and is issued on 20 August 2010.I. Highlights
- Chin State is exposed to landslides during the rainy season, especially in July, August and September. This results in transportation difficulties which impact on the food price in the region.
- The number of reported cases of rodent infestation has increased in Southern Chin State particularly in Mindat Township.
- The Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PoNREPP) Recovery Coordination Centre (RCC) was launched on 10 June 2009, with three international staff from ASEAN and the UN system covering key duties.
- An international RCC Manager a.
- The UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar has pursued concerted efforts at various levels to voice the concern of the humanitarian community over the visa issue.
- The dry season strategies have been developed and implemented by the Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; and Early Recovery Clusters in the Delta areas affected by water shortage.
- Several Clusters partners are reportedly phasing out of the Delta before the June deadline due to insufficient funding.
- The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) program continues in the Delta to prepare the inhabitants for the monsoon season which starts in May.
- The Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PoNREPP) Handbook on Coordination Arrangements for Post-Nargis recovery was …