Sittwe/Yangon (MRCS/ICRC/IFRC) – The Red Cross has given emergency assistance to more than 28,000 people affected by violence in Rakhine since 25 August.
As well as distributing emergency items such as hygiene kits, mosquito nets, blankets and tarpaulins to 28,800 people (5,500 households), the Red Cross has provided food to more than 28,000 people and thousands have benefited from improved water and sanitation. Support to mobile clinics and seven health structures has also been given. Additionally, more than 5,000 people received cash grants.
Total Assessments 124
Verified Return Villages 63
Refugee Villages of Origin 79
Total Assessments 521
Verified Return Villages 196
Refugee Villages of Origin 315
Total Assessments 138
Verified Return Villages 31
Refugee Villages of Origin 58
Total Assessments 77
Verified Return Villages 38
Refugee Villages of Origin 57
Total Assessments 173
Verified Return Villages 60
Refugee Villages of Origin 118
Total Assessments 9
Verified Return Villages 4
Refugee Villages of Origin 3
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps). 238 agencies participated in the September 2017 3W, providing information on their activities in 22 sectors and 154 sub-sectors as defined by technical/sector working groups and covering humanitarian and development activities.
On 12 October, the Myanmar’s State Counselor announced the establishment of the "Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine" in order to oversee the repatriation process from Bangladesh, encompassing both short term provision of humanitarian assistance and longer term plans for resettlement, rehabilitation and development. The newly established Government-led body will work closely with UN agencies, NGOs and businesses.
[Mae Sot, 11 October 2017] The Mae Tao Clinic announced today the public launch of its fundraising campaign. The fundraising campaign aims to raise funds for its 2018 operational costs in order to continue its provision of essential health care, education and protection to over 250,000 displaced and vulnerable people from Burma/Myanmar. Since it was founded in 1989, the Mae Tao Clinic has served as a primary health facility along the Thailand-Burma/Myanmar border.
More vaccinations against encephalitis would be given to children in Rakhine State starting in January in order to prevent children from the debilitating and deadly disease, said U Nyi Pu, Chief Minister of Rakhine State Government. Speaking at the ceremony to announce the mass vaccination programme held at the meeting hall of the Office of Rakhine State Government yesterday he said that “Encephalitis is an infectious disease which is caused by a viral infection, mostly spread by mosquitoes, and such cases were found mostly in Rakhine State.
Widespread violence and insecurity in Rakhine State since August 25 displaces at least 501,800 people to Bangladesh
Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations
USG provides additional $40 million in assistance for affected populations in Burma and Bangladesh
In Myanmar, the end of the one month unilateral ceasefire declared by ARSA has heightened tensions and increased fears regarding security in both Northern and Central Rakhine. Reports of arson, extortion, violence and intimidation continue to be received in Northern Rakhine.
Situation of human rights in Myanmar
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 34/22.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund launched its Second Standard Allocation (USD 2.5 million) for 2017 focusing on food security, health, protection and WASH in support of both displaced persons and host communities in Rakhine State.
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific
A. Situational context including new developments
The conflict in Rakhine started in 2012 and displaced about 140,000 individuals. During the period 2015-16, about 25,000 IDPs were resettled near their original home by the government. On 9 October 2016 an armed group attack on border guards in Northern Rakhine and the retaliation by the Myanmar army caused severe unrest and affected the lives of thousands of people especially in Northern Rakhine. The violence intensified further on 25 August 2017. According to the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) of the UN, 427,000 people are reported to have crossed the border since 25 August.
This interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District in February 2017, including education, healthcare, land issues, logging and armed groups activities.
Saw A--- stated that no clinic has yet been built in B--- village, Min Lan Ywar village tract, Leik Tho Town, Thandaunggyi Township. Therefore, B--- villagers have to go to the hospital in town to get medical treatment when they are sick. Villagers cannot receive medical treatment if they do not have enough money to pay the medical fees.
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District between November 2016 and January 12th, 2017, including military activity, education, business development, livelihoods, healthcare, natural conservation, drug use and the return to Myanmar of refugees from Nu Poe refugee camp on the Thailand border.