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16 Dec 2011 description

Yangon 15 December 2011 - Instability in Kachin State started in June 2011 and resulted in the displacement of people, loss of lives and livelihoods, and damage to infrastructure.

The Kachin State Government, Myanmar Red Cross Society, national NGOs, community-based organizations, churches and monasteries, as well as other parties, with the support of UN agencies and international NGOs, have been providing some assistance to the IDPs , since June, with the resources they had available.

06 Dec 2011 description

Yangon, 6 December 2011 – Progressive achievements by the Government of Myanmar and the humanitarian community in Myanmar in the area of HIV prevention and harm reduction could be reversed if the National Strategic Plan cannot be fully implemented, according to participants at today’s Myanmar Partnership Group meeting, a monthly meeting attended by development experts, heads of missions and agencies, diplomats and aid workers.

24 Jun 2011 description

Office of the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar

Press Release

Emerging trafficking patterns require targeted programming

Yangon, 23 June 2011. A meeting under UN auspices, that brought together representatives of the Government, UN, INGOs and other stakeholders, was held at the Traders Hotel in Yangon today to take stock of the achievements and challenges in combating human trafficking and to discuss and agree on the way forward for joint cooperation.

27 Apr 2011 description

This report takes stock of six months of relief and recovery assistance provided by the humanitarian community, in partnership with the Government of Myanmar, following Cyclone Giri, which made landfall in the western coast of Myanmar’s Rakhine State on 22 October 2010. This natural disaster resulted in severe human losses and displacement as well as damage to houses and infrastructure, including roads and bridges in coastal areas.

27 Apr 2011 description

Yangon, 26 April 2011 – The response to Cyclone Giri, which struck Myanmar’s Rakhine State on 22 October last year, was swift and helped meet the basic needs of many of the estimated 260,000 people affected by the disaster, according to a report presented today at the Myanmar Humanitarian Partnership Group meeting, a monthly meeting in Yangon attended by donors, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and other members of the humanitarian community in Myanmar.

27 Jan 2011 description

Yangon, 27 January ---- Additional assistance is needed to support early recovery efforts in areas affected by Cyclone Giri, which struck Myanmar's Rakhine State on 22 October.