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01 Sep 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

10 Jul 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

18 Aug 2016 description
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(Yangon, 19 August 2016): On World Humanitarian Day, aid workers in Myanmar are calling for solidarity with all people in humanitarian need around the country and across the globe.

14 Jun 2016 description
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(YANGON: 14 June 2016): Heavy monsoon rains since the beginning of June have caused flooding in five states and regions of Myanmar. According to the initial reports from the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, at least 26,000 people are affected in Ayeyarwady, Bago and Sagaing regions as well as Chin and Rakhine states. A total of 14 deaths have been reported from the Union-level Relief and Resettlement Department, media sources and the Rakhine State Government.

20 May 2013 description

(Yangon, 20 May 2013) Tropical Storm Mahasen weakened and dissipated on 17 May, with Rakhine State spared any serious impact, according to the latest assessments undertaken by humanitarian agencies. “The Government responded decisively and proactively to the threat of the storm, taking steps to address the needs of the most vulnerable and provide safety for those most at risk, in collaboration with humanitarian agencies,” the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Ashok Nigam, said. The majority of over 100,000 people that were moved to safer places have returned voluntarily.

15 May 2013 description

Yangon, 15 May 2013: As the people and Government of Myanmar brace themselves for Cyclone Mahasen, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Ashok Nigam, has called for the urgent relocation of everyone who will be affected. “People who will be severely affected by the cyclone need to be urgently supported to move to safer areas,” Mr. Nigam told a press conference organized by the Government in Yangon. “We [the humanitarian community] have been, and will continue, to work in close coordination with the Government both in preparing for the cyclone and in its aftermath,” said Mr. Nigam.