This Situation Update describes events that occurred in Kleh Muh Htee [village tract], K’ser Doh Township and M’saw [village tract], Ler Muh Lah Township, Mergui-Tavoy District. It includes information about the health conditions of internally displaced people (IDPs), corporal punishment in local schools, lead mining, drug use, logging and land confiscations.
Teachers in K’Ser Doh Township have been giving out corporal punishments to their students, raising concerns in the local community.
By Zarni Mann 3 July 2018
MANDALAY – Environmental activists in the Hpakant and Lonekin jade mining regions of Kachin State have urged the government to impose strict controls on the dumping of waste soil by mine operators, as the practice exacerbates seasonal flooding.
More than 1,000 local residents were affected and dozens of homes were inundated with mud as floodwaters in the area washed the waste soil into residential areas on Monday.
Over the past decade, Displacement Solutions has undertaken extensive research aimed at shedding light on the numerous housing, land and property (HLP) rights issues facing the people of Myanmar. Through these efforts DS aims to build the capacity of the people of Myanmar to exercise and enforce their HLP rights. To this end, DS provides practical guidance to citizens and their governments through the development of institutional and policy frameworks, guiding principles and practical steps which seek to reduce, eliminate and redress HLP rights abuses.
NEW DS & Ecodev Report Urges Government of Myanmar to Establish a Myanmar National Climate Land Bank
A new report released today by Displacement Solutions and Yangon-based Ecodev urges the government of Myanmar to immediately establish a Myanmar National Climate Land Bank (MNCLB) to prepare the country and its people for massive climate displacement.
You can access the full report here.
On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta and swept across the region toward Yangon. By the time the storm had passed, it had killed over 140,000 people, tearing apart families, destroying homes, and shattering livelihoods. In the months and years following Nargis, communities, supported by the national and international aid community, worked to rebuild their lives and repair the devastation that the cyclone had caused. Homes were rebuilt, paddy field walls repaired, and new fishing boats purchased.
24 April 2018
A Handing Over Ceremony of Multi-Purpose Flood Shelter, Emergency Water tank and Concrete Drainages took place on April 24, 2018 in Ward No.14 in Pakokku, Magway Region.
by Wilson John Barbon (IIRR) and Eisen Bernardo (CCAFS Southeast Asia)
The establishment of Climate-Smart and Nutrition-Smart Villages in Myanmar is a major step in addressing food security and nutrition challenges.
Dominant approaches to climate change mitigation are putting new pressures on small farmers and village dwellers. Where projects aiming at climate change mitigation squeeze traditional users off of land and create potentially explosive tensions, powerful actors often justify this by casting villagers' traditional ways of life as ecologically destructive or economically inefficient. A four-way intersection of old conflicts, new conflicts, climate change mitigation initiatives, and land grabbing creates a complex and difficult political situation.
The scaling out of climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices using community based adaptation strategies is a potential solution to food security and nutrition challenges.
PURPOSE OF THE REPORT
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recognises that disasters are driven both by environmental and humancreated hazards, and are mediated by the socio-economic characteristics of individual locations; therefore, resilience to natural and human-induced hazards is an integral part of the concept of sustainable development. The Child Centred Risk Assessment (CCRA) provides a detailed and extensive view of risk across the country and serves as a decision-support tool for the Government of Myanmar (GoM) and its partners.
Mingalabar. I’m speaking on behalf of the Cooperation Partners Group or CPG. We welcome today’s Roundtable as an opportunity for an interactive dialogue about sustainable development of Myanmar.
Cox's Bazar – Boris Johnson, United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary, met with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on 10 February and described as “unimaginable” the conditions they will face when the monsoon hits their camps in coming weeks.
The foreign secretary, who was due to meet with state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar on Sunday 11 February, promised to help after refugees broke down in tears while telling him their experiences, fears and concerns at a meeting hosted by IOM, the UN migration Agency.
Despite growing support for resilience-building initiatives within the international development community, efforts to measure resilience face a number of critical challenges. Evaluators have difficulties not only in defining resilience but also in choosing the right indicators and finding ways of recognising the many intangible elements that contribute to a household’s resilience (such as power, social networks and norms). New methods and tools are desperately needed to help address some of these shortfalls.
This report presents results achieved by the BRACED Myanmar Alliance project and its partners from January 2015 to March 2017.
The EU and its Member States are strongly committed to supporting Myanmar’s transition process right across the spectrum, from peace to political reform, health to human rights and gender equality, education to the environment, technical assistance to trade, and public finance management to private sector support.
The 2017 Blue Book on EU Development Cooperation in Myanmar gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union's joint engagement for peace, democracy and development in Myanmar.
Chin State has suffered particularly erratic rainfall, landslides and floods. But new adaptation programs are aiming to prepare farming communities for future changes in the climate and improve food security.
By LIBBY HOGAN / DVB
Drones could plant trees 10 times faster and cut costs by half
By Thin Lei Win
BANGKOK, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fast-dwindling mangroves in Myanmar's low-lying Ayeyarwady Delta, ravaged by decades of deforestation and conversion of land for agriculture and aquaculture, could find an unlikely saviour - drones.
Mangroves protect coastlines in the face of storms and rising sea levels, absorb carbon from the atmosphere, and boost fish stocks, experts say.
YE TOWNSHIP will plant 18,000 mangrove trees on an island in Abaw Village, in Mon State to reinforce the coast against erosion and flooding, according to a township forest officer.
U Sow Win, head of the Ye Township Department of Forestry said that different varieties of mangrove plants will be cultivated on 13 acres of vacant plots on Sonema Island this month.
Sonema Island, with an estimated 700 acres of farmland, frequently are flooded during the rainy season. Saltwater has damaged about half of that acreage.
By KIMBERLEY PHILLIPS / DVB, 26 June 2017
CHAUK TOWNSHIP, Magwe Division — The mercury’s steady ascent and increasingly erratic rainfall have not convinced every farmer in Burma’s Dry Zone that the climate is changing, but they’re unanimous about one thing: A life working the land is more difficult now than it was a generation ago.
The Union Ministries have teamed up to manage all the water resources of Myanmar to fight flood and drought induced by climate change.
At the coordination meeting of the National Water Resources Committee on future work plans yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman has urged ministries concerned to coordinate with each other and to assess the strength and weaknesses in the cooperation works which would benefit the country and the people.