Yangon, 20 December --- Local communities have demonstrated remarkable resilience in coping with the destructions caused by Cyclone Giri, which struck on 22 October.
Yangon, 25 November --- The cyclone that struck Myanmar's Rakhine State on 22 October continues to affect the lives of some 260,000 people, according to assessments carried out by the humanitarian community in Myanmar.
Office of the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar
UN agencies and international and national non-governmental organizations are working with authorities in Myanmar to provide aid to people affected by Cyclone Giri, which struck on 22 October. Over 200,000 people in Rakhine State are in need of immediate relief assistance and early recovery support.
Yangon, 2 November 2010 --- Members of the humanitarian community in Myanmar are appealing for increased support from donors, as they are scaling-up their support to the people affected by Cyclone Giri, which has caused loss of …
This publication captures the multifaceted nature of the United Nations’ work in Myanmar. It presents a snapshot of activities within a range of thematic areas, demonstrating how and where members of the UN family in Myanmar are working together, in close cooperation with national and international partners.
The multi-agency Framework for Action for the Dry Zone, presented today at the monthly Myanmar Humanitarian Partnership Group meeting, aims to support the Government of Myanmar in its efforts to improve food security and income opportunities in an area affected by three consecutive years of drought.
(Yangon, 17 August 2010) - The Dry Zone of central Myanmar, comprising much of Magway, Mandalay and lower Sagaing divisions, is one of the most food insecure areas in the country.
19 July 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will receive $750,000 for the post-flood restoration of food security and livelihoods for 54,000 affected people in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine State (NRS). Some $600,000 will go to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the livelihoods of 30,000 vulnerable people, improve shelter and living conditions for 24,600 people, and provide safe water for 48,300 people.
Yangon, 30 April 2010 - Two years after the destruction caused by Cyclone Nargis, many survivors have been able to rebuild their lives and move towards full recovery. Significant improvements in health, nutrition and education, coupled with concrete and tangible results on the ground in all sectors, show overall relief and recovery efforts have been effective in reaching the most vulnerable.
However, considerable needs remain.
2 March 2010: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will receive $1 million to treat acute malnutrition among 6,250 children under age 5, provide life-saving health services for approximately 56,000 people, and provide safe drinking water for up to 25,000 people in NRS.
Investing in livelihood and agricultural development will benefit the rural poor and contribute to overall economic growth and poverty reduction.