The crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since 25 August is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. The speed and scale of the influx have made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.1 Approximately 1.2 million people — new refugees, prior refugees and host communities — in Bangladesh are in urgent need of assistance.2 In September, CERF allocated US$7 million to assist the most vulnerable people fleeing violence in Myanmar and their host communities in Bangladesh.
41 million people affected in three countries
As a result of torrential monsoon rains, almost 41 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. At least 900 people are known to have died. Tens of thousands of houses, as well as schools and hospitals, have been destroyed leaving people displaced and in urgent need of life-saving support. There is the possibility that the situation could deteriorate further as rains continue in some flood-affected areas and flood waters move south.
1.7M people affected (millions) / as per IRA
461K people displaced / as per IRA
143 dead / as per MoHA
30 missing / as per MoHA
43 injured / as per MoHA
35 districts affected out of 75 / as per MoHA
65,000 houses destroyed / as per IRA
As of 18 August, 301,500 families had been affected and 44,683 displaced by flooding in 35 districts.
At least 9,850 houses have been destroyed and 383 schools are being used as temporary shelters. Crops worth tens of millions of dollars have been destroyed and over 500 industries have shut down. Search and rescue operations have completed, and the Government and Cluster partners are providing assistance including food,
NFIs, hygiene kits, WASH supplies and education materials. A total of US$11.3 million has been committed to the flood response.
75,000 families affected / as per NRCS
18,320 families displaced / as per MRCS
123 dead / as per MoHa
35 missing / as per MoHa
39 injured / as per MoHa
35 districts affected out of 75 / as per MoHa
+7,000 houses destroyed / as per MoHa
The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 10 August 2017, a total of US$ 3.1 million has been allocated, to 8 projects targeting 73,600 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.
US$150.3 M was requested for the Myanmar 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 15 August 2017, a total of US$ 67.3 million has been allocated (45% of HRP funding requirements). Among total donor contributions received, 78% of the funding is supporting humanitarian activities under the HRP. (Source: FTS)
Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.
15.8 million population (2016) 51.2% Female 48.8% Male
17.7% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2012)
US$1,270 lower middle-income GDP per capita (2016)
Localized floods and droughts are annual events, and with 70 per cent of the population living in rural areas and dependent on subsistence agriculture, these natural disasters can have a devastating impact.
69 million population (2016) 50.7% Female 49.3% Male
10.5% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2014)
US$5,908 Upper middle-income GDP per capita (2016)
On June 13, Bandarban, Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazaar districts suffered from one of the deadliest landslides in Bangladesh history affecting around 80,000 people. The disaster killed an estimated 160 people, including 115 people in Rangamati alone. Emergency shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services are key priorities according to initial assessment results. The Humanitarian Coordination Task Team is finalizing an inter-agency response plan.
80,000 people affected