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12 Sep 2018 description

There was an outbreak of illnesses in Wanyote village, Donhee (Sub) Township in Naga Self-administered Zone, Sagaing Region, on 19 August. Upon learning of it, a team consisting of specialists from Tatmadaw hospital under the Northwest Command arrived at Wanyote village on 29 August.

Together with doctors from Donhe station hospital, necessary inspection, medical treatment, medical care and informative talks were conducted starting from 30 August.

12 Sep 2018 description

An outbreak of unidentified disease in Nanyun in the Naga Self-administered Zone has killed seven.

The outbreak started in Kwelan Village, Donhe Villate-tract, Nanyun Township, in August and spread to Shanhepawkun Village in Shanhenotenyo Village-tract.

Symptoms of this disease were fever, reddish eye, and rashes on the skin, coughing, respiratory problems, diarrhoea.

05 Sep 2018 description

The Coordinating Body for Swiftly Rehabilitating Flood Stricken Regions, led by its Chairman Dr. Win Myat Aye, and officials donated galvanized sheet metal for roofing and monetary aid in Yedashe Township yesterday morning.

04 Sep 2018 description

A health technical team, comprising experts from the World Health Organization and officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports, conducted a field visit for schistosomiasis outbreak investigation, reporting 828 suspected patients and 428 patients diagnosed with the disease, as of 20 August.

28 Aug 2018 description

Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint accepted cash donated by Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation (MMPO) to the fund for rehabilitation of flood victims nationwide at a ceremony held in MMPO meeting hall in Wingaba Road, Bahan Township, Yangon yesterday.

At the event, MMPO Chairman U Zin Waing explained about the purpose of donation to the rehabilitation fund for flood victims.

27 Aug 2018 description

“The government is cooperating with social organizations and the public in its natural disaster protection, relief and rehabilitation programs,” said a union level official yesterday at a ceremony in Yangon where donations were made for flood victims.

20 Aug 2018 description

Temporary flood relief centres were opened in areas hit by floods between the months of July and August.

After floods hit most of Myanmar in July and August, flood victims were successfully shifted to 376 flood relief centres, and currently 338 of the 376 centres have been closed.

17 Aug 2018 description

State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received Ambassador Rosario Manalo, Chairperson of the Independent Commission of Enquiry and its members, U Mya Thein, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima and Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 August 2018 at 14:00 hrs.

During the meeting, matters related to the work plan of the Commission, Terms of Reference and the formation of a dedicated secretariat to assist the Commission’s works were discussed.

14 Aug 2018 description

The Red Cross Society of China donated US$ 100,000 to the Myanmar Red Cross Society for use in providing humanitarian aid to flood victims in Myanmar. The donation was made at the Myanmar Red Cross Society (Yangon) office on Strand Road at 3pm yesterday.

13 Aug 2018 description

A handbook on National Dengue Management will be sent to doctors in September, said Dr. Zaw Lin, deputy director of the dengue and elephantiasis programme, operating under the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The guidelines are developed by experts and specialists from the World Health Organization. The handbook also includes guidelines on adult dengue fever.

10 Aug 2018 description

Background

The International Criminal Court (“the Court”or ICC”) was established through the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Rome Statute”). The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Myanmar is not party to the Rome Statute and the Court has no jurisdiction on Myanmar whatsoever. 

10 Aug 2018 description
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In order to operationalize the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Myanmar Government, UNDP and UNHCR on 6 June 2018, assessment survey will be conducted in 5 Village Tracts (12 Villages) in Buthidaung Township and 8 Village Tracts (11 Villages) in Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State. The First Phase of the assessment will be conducted in 13 Village Tracts (23 Villages).

04 Aug 2018 description

On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.

04 Aug 2018 description

The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”

In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;

01 Aug 2018 description

The National Natural Disaster Management Committee has advised residents of Hpa-an Township and people living in lowlands near the river in Madauk to move to areas safe from floods, and for people living in lowlands and near the river in Thabaung Township to exercise caution.

31 Jul 2018 description

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has today established the Independent Commission of Enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development in Rakhine. The Independent Commission will investigate the allegations of human rights violations and related issues, following the terrorist attacks by ARSA.

The Commission comprises the following personalities:

30 Jul 2018 description

Rice and curry and foods packed with banana leaves were provided to those affected by the floods in Bago and Bilin townships by the Prevention and Degradation of Parentless Children Association (Myanmar) and Shin Saw Pu Women’s Philanthropic Association yesterday.

30 Jul 2018 description

People living near river banks and in lowland areas should move to safe places, suggested the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) yesterday.

The NDMC urged residents near river banks and low-lying areas in Hpa-an, Bago, Bilin townships and Madauk town to move to higher grounds where they would be safe from floods, and warned those in Toungoo, Shwegyin and Thabaung townships to be alert over any rising water levels.

30 Jul 2018 description

AS heavy rains in Kyaikhto caused floods in the townships and villages, Kyaikhto Township’s Natural Disaster Management Committee set up four rescue camps for flood victims on 27 July and provided aid and assistance to them.

Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan and party went to the camps yesterday and offered encouragement, while also presenting cash.

First, the Mon State Chief Minister and party arrived at a rescue camp set up at a monastic school in Kawt San Naing quarter and met 1,620 flood victims and presented them with Ks3,402,000.

30 Jul 2018 description

FOLLOWING heavy rainfall in Nay Pyi Taw, Lewe Township, on 27 July 2018, the water level of the Yenilay creek rose, sweeping away a 15 ft. section of a 130-feetlong bridge connecting Bokolone Village and Yenilay Village, leading to damages worth a total of Ks3.5 million. In Zabuthiri Township, an uprooted tree fell on a lamp post and caused damage to another, leading to damages worth some Ks150,000.