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Asean Parlimentarians for Human Rights

APHR , Eds.: APHR , (2019)

ICJ genocide hearing on Myanmar: step towards justice for the Rohingya JAKARTA, 10 December 2019 - Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today welcomed the first hearing in the case against Myanmar at the UN’s highest court as an initial step towards justice and possible recognition of the crime of genocide committed against the Rohingya. “This marks the start of a monumental effort for justice that could put an end to some of the horrific abuses that the Rohingya are facing,” ​ said Kasit Piromya, former Member of Parliament (MP) of Thailand and ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) Board Member.

MYANMAR: Conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military

OCHA, Eds.: OCHA, (2019)

Since the end of 2018, there has been a significant upsurge in violence in Rakhine State after armed conflict broke out between the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar Military. The violence escalated following attacks by the AA against military sites in January 2019 and subsequent counter-attacks by the Myanmar Military. The conflict has led to civilian casualties and the destruction of property that has spread to nine townships of Rakhine State (Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ponnagyun, Rathedaung) and Paletwa Township in neighboring Chin State. Ann and Kyaukphyu townships have been affected at certain points. The conflict has led to a significant displacement of people, some for extended amounts of time and some for short periods, with people fleeing violence subsequently returning to their homes within a few days or weeks. While fighting has occurred largely in rural areas and remote locations, key transport routes and urban and semi-urban areas have also been impacted. Tens of thousands of civilians living in villages have been caught in the middle of intense armed conflict.

Myanmar Humanitarian situation report #10

UNICEF, Eds.: UNICEF, (2019)

In response to displacement due to fighting in northern Rakhine State, UNICEF distributed hygiene supplies to 287 people (82 households) in Buthidaung township, including 115 children, in October. In addition, two needs identification missions were completed in partnership with UNHCR, UNFPA and Malteser International. Security issues blocked access to several locations.

Global humanitarian assistance report 2019

Development Initiatives; Global Humanitarian Assistance, (2019)

This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.

Information bulletin: Myanmar. Floods and Landslide

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies , Eds.: IFRCRCS, (2019)

Seasonal monsoon has brought strong winds and heavy rains across Myanmar, further intensified by a depression over the Bay of Bengal, causing increased water levels in major rivers and floods in various states and regions. More than 134,000 people have been affected by the floods since the beginning of July 2019. Approximately 86,413 people affected in the first round of flooding and formerly displaced in Kachin, Rakhine, Sagaing, Chin, Mandalay, and Magway have since been able to return to their homes.

Myanmar Humanitarian situation report #7 (July 2019)

UNICEF, Eds.: UNICEF, (2019)

Approximately 300,000 children under five in Kayin State, Mon State and Bago Region were reached with two rounds of polio vaccination during second and third week of July after an outbreak of vaccine-derived polio virus in Hpa-pun township, Kayin State. UNICEF supported the outbreak response with immunization, epidemiological & social investigation, planning, monitoring and implementation assistance especially in hard to reach & inaccessible areas of 12 townships.

Bangladesh Humanitarian Situation report No.52 (Rohingya influx) - 22 July 2019

UN Children's Fund UNICEF, (2019)

In the first half of 2019, UNICEF and its partners have: o Admitted 8,598 Rohingya children to 35 outpatient therapeutic programmes for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition; o Fully immunized 56,494 infants in camps and host communities, protecting them against measles, diphtheria and other diseases; o Reached 250,000 Rohingya refugees with safe water. Fourteen piped water networks have been completed, meaning 84,500 or one-third of the refugees in the UNICEF’s area of responsibility are accessing water chlorinated during distribution; o Provided psychosocial support for 58,427 children to contribute to the mental, social and emotional well-being; o Ensured access to learning for 192,063 (49 per cent girls) Rohingya children aged 4 to 14 years in 2,167 learning centres.

Myanmar: Floods. Flash update No.2 As od 23 July 2019

OCHA , Eds.: OCHA , (2019)

Monsoon floods that have affected eight states and regions are estimated to have displaced more than 78,000 people. • Where flood waters have receded, evacuation centres have been closed and people have returned to their homes. • However, with water moving to the south, floods have affected Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway regions where over 43,000 people were evacuated. • As of 23 July, more than 40,000 people remain displaced in 39 evacuation centres in these three regions while almost all of the displaced people in other affected states and regions have returned to their homes. • UN and humanitarian partners are working closely with the authorities, monitoring the situation and ready to reinforce the Government’s response to floods as required. .

IOM Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response - Monthly Situation Report (May 2019)

International Organization for Migration, (2019)

More harsh weather expected as rains begin to impact refugee camps, causing damage and concern for coming cyclones

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