Highlights 2011

  • Increased humanitarian access was successfully negotiated in Kachin State in response to conflict-related displacements during the second half of the year.
  • A draft common assessment form, agreed by the HCT, was used in Shan and Kachin States, and in the Dry Zone in response to emergencies. Partners regularly use the form for other assessments. It will be enhanced in collaboration with the HCT and the Government.
  • OCHA’s field deployments have contributed to enhanced coordination, timely identification of priority needs and enhanced response to man-made and natural disasters during the year, including in Chin, Shan and Kachin States, and in other areas affected by medium-sized floods.
  • OCHA’s improved cooperation with the Government in the field has paved the way for enhanced preparedness. OCHA helped provide disaster preparedness training for over 300 Government officials.


Father and son in their riverside hut in a fishing village outside Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon. © Jason Gutierrez/IRIN