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14 Dec 2018 description

Civilians continue to be severely affected by ongoing armed conflict in Kachin and Shan states. This includes over 74,500 people who were temporarily displaced by conflict in 29 townships between January 2017 and 10 December 2018. In most cases this was short term displacement, with people returning to their places of origin within weeks or months. The UN estimates that there are now about 106,000 displaced people in camps and settlements in Kachin and northern Shan as a result of the armed conflict that resumed in 2011.

30 Nov 2018 description

Over 32,000 people have been temporarily displaced by fighting in 33 locations since January 2018, representing more than twice the number of people over the same period in 2017. Civilians have been displaced multiple times, increasing psychological trauma, especially for elderly people and disrupting children's education. There are now almost 106,000 displaced people in 172 camps in Kachin and Shan. The United Nations has not been permitted by the Government to deliver assistance to people in need in areas beyond Government control since June 2016.

30 Nov 2018 description

Of the organisations that applied for travel authorizations (TAs), all received TAs for field access in central Rakhine, albeit after submitting detailed and restrictive paperwork outlining their planned activities. The highest number of TAs were granted in Sittwe, Pauktaw and Mrauk-U. The most common TA duration is 30 days.

29 Oct 2018 description

Most organizations (96%) continue to receive travel authorizations (TAs) for field access in central Rakhine but only after submitting detailed and restrictive paperwork outlining their planned activities. Of the 22 organizations that applied, 20 had their TAs approved during September. The highest number of TAs were granted in Sittwe, Pauktaw and Mrauk-U. The most common TA duration is a month. One organization had its TA request rejected and another received no response from the Coordination Committee. As a result, a total of 38 staff (4%) did not get the field access they requested.

10 Oct 2018 description

The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilizes resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. Throughout 2018, the MHF has been activated in two occasions. Firstly, to address immediate needs in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan, through one standard allocation of US$6.8 million; and secondly, to support the response to people affected by floods in Bago, Kayin, Mon and Tanintharyi, through one reserve allocation of US$1 million, which was done within an Integrated Allocation Strategy with the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

28 Sep 2018 description

The latest tracking of travel authorizations as of 11 September underscores the unpredictability of humanitarian access to people in need in central Rakhine. While in July, 100 per cent of travel requests were eventually approved, in August, 82 per cent of humanitarian personnel had their TAs approved, while 18 per cent (172 people) had their TAs rejected, preventing them from accessing people in need. These personnel came from two organizations (one UN and one INGO) that had their TA requests refused despite complying with requests for additional paperwork.

28 Sep 2018 description

Over 28,000 people have been temporarily displaced by fighting in 26 different locations since January 2018. In addition to this temporary displacement, there are now 107,000 IDPs in camps/settlements in Kachin and northern Shan. The United Nations has not been permitted by the Government to deliver assistance to people in need in areas beyond Government control since June 2016. National partners continue to be able to access most areas but their access to people in humanitarian need continues to be complicated by delays and cumbersome procedures.

28 Sep 2018 description

More than 7,000 people have been temporarily displaced by conflict in Namtu Township since March 2018. Civilians fled clashes between ethnic armed groups and the Myanmar Military, as well as between different ethnic armed groups, illustrating the complexity of the conflict in northern Shan State. People usually remained displaced in monasteries and other communal spaces for a few days or weeks, and returned to areas of origin once fighting subsided.

28 Sep 2018 description
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Civilians continue to be severely affected by ongoing armed conflict in Kachin and Shan states. This includes over 68,000 people who were temporarily displaced by conflict in 25 townships between January 2017 and September 2018. In most cases this was short term displacement, with people returning to their places of origin within weeks or months. The UN estimates that there are now about 107,000 displaced people in camps and settlements in Kachin and northern Shan as a result of the armed conflict that resumed in 2011.

29 Jun 2018 description

Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) interventions have increasingly been used by humanitarian organisations in Myanmar since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. In 2017, over 340,000 people received some form of cash transfers from humanitarian organisations valued about US$ 10 million. Organisations are increasing preparedness efforts for CTP where feasible, embracing innovations such as mobile money and promoting linkages with the Government’s social protection programmes

15 May 2018 description

Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) interventions have increasingly been used by humanitarian organisations in Myanmar since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. In 2017, over 340,000 people received some form of cash transfers from humanitarian organisations valued about US$ 10 million. Organisations are increasing preparedness efforts for CTP where feasible, embracing innovations such as mobile money and promoting linkages with the Government’s social protection programmes

21 Feb 2018 description
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US$150.3 M was requested for the Myanmar 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 31 December 2017, a total of US$ 118 million was allocated (79% of HRP funding requirements). Among total donor contributions received, 64% of the funding is supporting humanitarian activities under the HRP. (Sources: FTS, OCHA)

13 Dec 2017 description
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The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilizes resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. In 2017, a total of US$9.8 million has been allocated to 25 projects targeting 440,150 persons, of which 53% are women and girls, and 49%, children and adolescents under 18. It provided funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations to respond to crises in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, as well as supporting the priorities set out in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and responding to cyclone Mora in Rakhine.

15 Aug 2017 description

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.

15 Aug 2017 description

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)

23 Jun 2017 description

Mandalay earthquake scenario covers 13 townships: Aungmyaytharzan, Chanayetharzan, Mahaaungmye, Chanmyatharzi, Pyigyitagon, Amarapura, Patheingyi, Singu, Mogoke, Thabeikkyin, Tada-U, Nyaung-U.

This document summarises key baseline data for these townships. The document is intended to inform decision making early in the onset of an emergency and to be used in conjunction with expert knowledge and the latest primary and secondary data sources.

11 Apr 2017 description

Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) interventions have increasingly been used by humanitarian organisations in Myanmar since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. In 2016, over 640,000 people received some form of cash transfers from humanitarian organisations valued over US$ 13 million. Organisations are increasing preparedness efforts for CTP where feasible, embracing innovations such as mobile money and promoting linkages with the Government’s social protection programmes.

15 Feb 2017 description

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. In 2016, a total of US$ 5.6 million has been allocated, to 22 projects targeting 185,300 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

51.5 million population (2014 ) 51.1% Female 48.9% Male

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017

$150M requested, targeting 525,000 people

65 operational presence: number of partners

US$1,161 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

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