Highlights 2012

  • The sectoral response plans for Kachin and Rakhine were agreed and launched to support evidence-based delivery of assistance and coordination. The Rakhine plan was jointly launched with the Government—the first time this has happened in Myanmar.
  • OCHA’s field presence in Kachin and Rakhine States increased. Teams were deployed from the Yangon office to strengthen emergency response coordination in two separate humanitarian complex-emergency settings and for natural disaster response.
  • OCHA’s increased advocacy has led to improved access to conflict-affected areas of Kachin State and contributed to faster processing of bureaucratic requirements needed to access affected locations in Rakhine State.

Rakhine State, Myanmar. © UNOCHA/ Nicole Lawrence