|26 Apr 2013|
Myanmar: United Nations Humanitarian Fund gives an additional $5 million for Rakhine emergency in Myanmar
(Yangon, 26 April 2013): The United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided $5 million in additional funding to provide life-saving assistance to some 69,000 people displaced by the violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
This is the third allocation by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos to help fund urgent humanitarian operations in Rakhine State following inter-communal violence that erupted in June and October 2012 in north-west...
|29 Mar 2013|
Myanmar: Update on the Inter-communal violence in Meikhtila and Bago as of 29 March 2013
Update on the situation in Meikhtila and Bago as of 29 March 2013
As the Government, UN agencies and partners are responding to the need in Meikhtila in accordance to the needs identified by the Inter-agency rapid assessment, which were shared and agreed with the authorities, the following note is an update on the current situation in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Region and Bago Region.
According to the...
|28 Mar 2013|
Myanmar: OCHA Operations Director alarmed by humanitarian impact of continued inter-communal tensions in Myanmar
(New York 28 March 2013) OCHA’s Director of Operations, John Ging, expressed alarm today over continued inter-communal tensions in Myanmar. Speaking after a four-day mission to Myanmar and the Philippines, Mr. Ging called for urgent help for more than 125,000 displaced people in Rakhine State who face the prospect of serious flooding when the monsoon season starts in May. The majority of those displaced by inter-communal violence in June and October 2012 are Rohingya...
|25 Jan 2013|
Philippines: Statement at the presentation of the “Revised Typhoon Bopha/Pablo Response – Action Plan for Recovery” - UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Phlippines Luiza Carvalho
Friday, 25 January 2013, Manila Checked against delivery
In the weeks since Pablo hit Southern Mindanao the breadth and extension of the damage has become even clearer. More than one month on, over 6.2 million people have been affected and close to 850,000 remain displaced. More than 210,000 houses, vital public infrastructure, and vast tracts of agricultural land has been severely damaged or destroyed. More than 1,060 lives were lost, and over 800...
|25 Jan 2013|
Philippines: Government of Philippines and Humanitarian Partners call for additional $48 million for communities devastated by Typhoon Pablo
(25 January 2013, Manila / Bangkok): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. Luiza Carvalho, and the Philippines Social Welfare and Development Secretary, Ms. Corazon Juliano- Soliman, launched today the “Revised Typhoon Bopha/Pablo Response – An Action Plan for Recovery.”
The revised action plan seeks US$76 million to help families affected by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo), which swept through the island of Mindanao between 4 to 7 December 2012,...