This manual outlines proposals for the insertion of housing, land and property restitution rights simultaneously within the context of the ongoing peace process and within broader national legal reform efforts, including work towards a national land law. The paper begins by emphasising that many countries emerging from both conflict and political reform processes have successfully implemented restitution programmes, and that the current, largely piecemeal, efforts towards restitution in Myanmar under the Central Land Grab Reinvestigation Committee processes are simply inadequate in securing restitution rights for everyone in and from Myanmar with a legitimate restitution claim.
The Joint Response Plan sets out a comprehensive programme shaped around three strategic objectives – deliver protection, provide life-saving assistance and foster social cohesion. The Plan covers all humanitarian sectors and addresses key cross-cutting issues, including protection and gender mainstreaming. The Plan will also strengthen emergency preparedness and response for weather-related risks and natural disasters, with a focus on community
Heavy seasonal monsoon brought strong winds and heavy rains across Myanmar
since the beginning of July 2018, causing increased water levels in major rivers and
floods in many regions and states. The regions of Nay Pyi Taw, Bago, Tanintharyi,
Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady as well as Mon and Kayin states were reported to
have been affected.
Critical services continued during the election period. The Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign was
completed on 13 December 2018 after vaccinating over 356,000 refugees and Bangladeshis. Camps
in Charge officals in Camps 3 and 4, supported by Protection Working Group, held a ‘Victory Cup’
football match for refugee teams and thousands of spectators. Educational data was collected to allow
grouping of students into appropriate learning levels. WASH Sector surveyed canals and lakes for
opportunities to bolster water access. Congestion continues to heighten a range of risks to refugee
The number of varicella cases reported this week in 1 358. WHO and the health sector are working in collaboration with Education sector and Risk communication to contain the disease.
A total of 2.2 million doses were administered in 2018 through two Penta/Td, bOPV campaigns and two OCV campaigns
Over 244,000 displaced people remain in camps or camp-like situations in Kachin, Shan, Rakhine
and Kayin states. Children make up at least 50 per cent of this population, while women and„Myanmar: 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview - Myanmar“. ReliefWeb. Zugegriffen 4. Januar 2019. https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/myanmar-2019-humanitarian-needs-overview.
children together make up about 77 per cent. This includes approximately 97,000 people in
Kachin, 8,800 in Shan and 10,300 in Kayin who remain displaced as a result of the armed conflict.
It also includes about 128,000 people in Rakhine, the vast majority of whom are stateless, who
were displaced as a result of the violence in 2012.
UNHCR and nutrition sector partners completed the third nutrition survey in selected areas of Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee settlements. The survey revealed that Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) among refugee children has reduced from 12.1% to 11.0% in the Kutapalong areas surveyed, and from 13.6% to 12.1% in the Nayapara survey areas. The current prevalence of anemia is of high concern, especially among children.
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