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16 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 600,000 people flee Rakhine State since 25 August, while access for international organisations inside northern Rakhine remains restricted

  • Restrictions on humanitarian access in central Rakhine

  • Challenges in getting aid to displaced people in Kachin and Shan states

  • Launch of 2017 Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Displaced people with disabilities tell their own stories

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IDPs in Kachin 89,000

22 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 400,000 flee their homes in northern Rakhine

  • Humanitarian operations severely disrupted in central Rakhine

  • Rakhine Advisory Commission issues final report

  • Civilians in Kachin and Shan bear the brunt of armed conflict

  • Monsoon season floods temporarily displaced over 300,000

FIGURES

29 May 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical shelter, protection and livelihoods needs continue in northern Rakhine despite improvements in humanitarian access

  • Muslim fishermen face new restrictions in Rakhine

  • Closure of three IDP camps in Rakhine has mixed results

  • Government Minister announces that IDP camps in Rakhine will be closed within five years

  • Intense fighting in parts of Kachin and Shan in the recent months has led to new displacement in a number of areas

07 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • More than 200 people killed or injured by landmines since the start of 2015.

  • Approx. half a million people temporarily displaced by annual floods.

  • Earthquake preparedness stepped-up in Yangon.

  • New restrictions on access in Kachin and Shan States.

  • The benefits of shifting to cash assistance in Myanmar.

  • NGOs supported through Myanmar Humanitarian Fund.

  • New online platform for tracking World Humanitarian Summit commitments.

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Urgently needed shelter upgrades are underway in Rakhine camps which still house 120,000 internally displaced people four years after the outbreak of violence.

  • Humanitarian organisations face access challenges five years after the conflict in Kachin and northern Shan was reignited.

  • Fresh fighting has displaced thousands of people in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine.

  • IDPs tell of their struggle to educate their children in Kachin’s camps.

  • The challenges of accessing health care in Rakhine.

12 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • IDPs in camps in Rakhine State urgently need repairs to their shelters ahead of the rainy season

  • Dry season water shortages in Rakhine State

  • Thousands displaced following renewed clashes in northern Shan State in February and March

  • Majority of people in flood evacuation sites have now been resettled, but over 3,000 remain displaced

  • Major assessment by FAO and WFP shows that food security and livelihoods are still at risk following 2015 floods

25 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 100,000 people were newly displaced in Kachin and Shan states in 2015; about 90 per cent have since returned home.

  • Almost 2,000 people remain displaced following armed conflict in southern Shan.

  • Six months on, humanitarian access to IDPs in the Sumprabum area of Kachin, remains restricted.

  • Cash grants are helping flood affected families in Rakhine recover.

  • Providing reproductive healthcare after the floods.

  • 146 children released from Myanmar army in 2015.

27 Nov 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Communities struggle to recover from worst flooding in decades

• Hundreds of thousands helped by local response and recovery efforts

• 11,000 people remain in flood evacuation sites in Chin and Sagaing

• Floods response and recovery continues in Rakhine; one of the worst hit areas

• Limited humanitarian access to conflict affected civilians in Sumprabum, Kachin

• Up to 6,000 displaced by fighting in Southern Shan

• Most of the displaced have returned to Kokang

FIGURES

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 900 boat people rescued off the coast of Myanmar during May

  • New government-led initiative to improve living conditions for IDPs in Rakhine

  • Floods in Rakhine State

  • Access to education expanded in Rakhine but major gaps remain, especially for adolescents

  • More young children in Rakhine will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition

  • Four years on, major humanitarian needs remain for 100,000 IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states

30 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small-scale returns to Laukkaing as clashes continue in Kokang

  • Temporary displacement in northern Shan and Kachin states

  • Over 300 IDP households move into new individual housing in Meiktila

  • Hundreds displaced by clashes in Rakhine State

  • Working with the government to strengthen disaster preparedness

FIGURES

People who remain displaced in Rakhine State 139,000

10 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ferry sinking in Rakhine claims at least 69 lives; government and local organizations respond

  • Strengthening women’s participation in decision making in Rakhine IDP camps

  • Fighting in Kachin and Shan states continues to cause displacement

  • Cross-line convoys resume in Kachin

  • Dry season water shortages affect thousands of displaced people

  • Older IDPs in Kachin: needs and opportunities

Key FIGURES

25 Mar 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Outbreak of fighting in Kokang displaces tens of thousands into China and other parts of Myanmar

  • Urgent need for measures to ensure safety of people in IDP camps in Rakhine that are at high risk of flooding in the monsoon season

  • New measures to strengthen the emergency medical referral system in Rakhine

  • MSF Holland has restarted health activities in some parts of Rakhine State

Key FIGURES

People displaced in Rakhine State 139,000

05 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1,000 people displaced following renewed clashes in the Hpakan area of Kachin

  • IRC provides support for KMSS health clinics in IDP camps in northern Shan

  • Government vaccination campaign aims to reach millions of children with support from UN and INGOs

  • Fire in Rakhine IDP camp leaves 450 people without shelter

KEY FIGURES

People displaced in Rakhine State 139,000

People displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states 100,000

21 Jan 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 450 displaced people in need of housing after major fire in Kachin camp

  • Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 targets over 500,000 people for assistance

  • Government strengthens disaster preparedness with new Emergency Operations Centre

  • Humanitarian appeal for 2014 was 59% funded

16 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands of vulnerable people are at risk in areas beyond Government control in Kachin as cross-line missions remain stalled

  • Mines continue to pose serious risks to civilians, including children, in Kachin and northern Shan states

  • Displaced women and girls in northern Shan are exposed to violence and trafficking

  • IDPs and isolated communities in Rakhine need safe access to fuel and energy

Key FIGURES

People displaced in Rakhine State 139,000

27 Nov 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Need to scale-up shelter repairs and maintenance in Rakhine and Kachin;

  • Pilot citizenship verification exercise for IDPs in Myebon, Rakhine;

  • Most vulnerable displaced people in Meiktila need blankets, mats and other assistance for the winter;

  • Some 174,000 school children and their families are at risk of food ration cuts before the end of the school year.

Key FIGURES

People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State

IDPs* 139,000

24 Oct 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian and development assistance needed for vulnerable people in Rakhine

  • Rakhine: Some positive developments but access to healthcare remains a major challenge

  • Cross-line missions reach 30,000 displaced people in Kachin

  • Resettled families in Pa La Na need further livelihood support

  • Floods displace over 11,000 people in Shan State, Sagaing, Mandalay and Ayeyarwaddy regions

Key FIGURES

31 Aug 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most displaced children in Rakhine State without adequate access to primary and secondary education.

  • Floods hit Bago, Kachin, Mon, and Rakhine States

  • People displaced by violence in northern Shan State urgently need livelihood support.

  • Women in IDP camps in Rakhine face significant barriers to adequate reproductive health care.

Key FIGURES

-People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State*

  • IDPs* 137,000

19 Aug 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in northern Shan State displaces 800 people.

  • Strong winds and heavy rains cause landslides and damages to shelters.

  • Healthcare services in Rakhine remain inadequate and MSF-Holland and Malteser have not yet been able to resume their activities

  • Humanitarian organizations provide support to children in boarding schools in Kachin.

Key FIGURES

People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State