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Myanmar: three years post-coup

20 February 2024

Myanmar: three years post-coup

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The report reviews the evolution of the humanitarian situation across Myanmar in 2023 and early 2024, focusing on key contextual developments and humanitarian trends. It also highlights the response capacity and constraints and provides an outlook for humanitarian developments throughout 2024.

Myanmar: humanitarian impacts of recent clashes

23 November 2023

Myanmar: humanitarian impacts of recent clashes

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Since the end of October 2023, fighting between ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF) has escalated in several states across the country. On 26 October, a coalition of EAOs known as the Three Brotherhood Alliance, attacked security force bases in northern Shan state. 

Conflict and violence
Myanmar: analysis ecosystem

10 October 2023

Myanmar: analysis ecosystem

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This report analyses the current analysis ecosystem in the humanitarian context of Myanmar. It highlights the humanitarian sector’s analysis needs and gaps resulting from the reduced operational space and consequent constraints on data collection and data and information sharing. 

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India: Myanmar refugees

28 July 2023

India: Myanmar refugees

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The political turmoil and violence in Myanmar following the February 2021 military coup have led to a significant influx of refugees from Myanmar seeking safety and shelter in northeastern India. The displaced people from Myanmar include ‘stateless’ Rohingya refugees and Myanmar nationals, mainly from Chin and Sagaing states. 

Mixed migration
Impact of Cyclone Mocha

23 May 2023

Impact of Cyclone Mocha

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On 14 May 2023, the extremely severe cyclonic storm Mocha made landfall between Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Kyaukpyu township in Myanmar. The cyclone caused significant damage to critical infrastructure, houses, and shelters in western and northern Myanmar, and in Bangladesh’s southeastern Chattogram division. 

Natural hazards

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Myanmar: Update on post-coup humanitarian situation

04 May 2023

Myanmar: Update on post-coup humanitarian situation

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It has been just over two years since Myanmar’s military staged a coup in February 2021 and established itself as the military junta in power, officially known as the State Administrative Council (SAC). Since then, the country has been in a state of emergency, which was extended for an additional six months on 31 January 2023.

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Myanmar: Impact of 1 February coup

29 April 2021

Myanmar: Impact of 1 February coup

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This report provides a broad understanding of the current situation in Myanmar, highlighting significant developments and the associated needs and access constraints, as well as how humanitarian operations have adapted, particularly in regions with pre-existing needs. 

Conflict and violence
Myanmar: Internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin state

26 August 2020

Myanmar: Internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin state

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Since 21 June 2019, an internet shutdown has been in place across eight townships in Rakhine and Southern Chin states. The internet shutdown is part of the central government’s response to conflict between the Tatmadaw government forces and the Arakan Army.

Conflict and violence
Myanmar: Flooding in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State

15 July 2019

Myanmar: Flooding in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State

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Heavy rainfall during Myanmar’s monsoon season resulted in the Laymyo River overflowing at the beginning of July. By 14 July, all of the more than 3,400 people living in the IDP camp of Sin Baw Kaing village, Mrauk-U Township, were affected, and had to be relocated. The camp residents, displaced by fighting in Rakhine between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army group, were already poor conditions and are in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly shelter and NFIs.

Natural hazards
Myanmar: Floods in Bago region

10 September 2018

Myanmar: Floods in Bago region

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On 29 August, damage to Swar Chaung dam in Myanmar’s Bago Region led to flooding across four townships: Yedashe, Taungoo, Oktwin and Kyaut Gyi. Flooding affected at least 85 villages and by 7 September, some 78,500 people from the four townships had to leave their homes. Hundreds of houses were damaged or destroyed, and more than 60,000 acres of farmland were flooded. As of 6 September, flooding had led to the closure of 325 schools, as infrastructure and materials were damaged.

Natural hazards
Myanmar: Displacement in Kachin

04 May 2018

Myanmar: Displacement in Kachin

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Escalation of conflict in Kachin state between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army has resulted in over 5,000 people being internally displaced since the beginning of April. High levels of cross-sectoral needs are reported among those newly displaced and protection of the civilian population in conflict-affected areas is of major concern, due to ongoing violence and reports of indiscriminate shelling. Over 2,000 IDPs are stranded in the forest, unable to access assistance.

Displacement
Myanmar and Bangladesh: Rohingya Displacement

07 November 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh: Rohingya Displacement

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As of 5 November, some 609,000 people have fled northern Rakhine state in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following an eruption of violence on 25 August. A large number has likely also been internally displaced within Rakhine state, but data is not available on this. 

Displacement
Myanmar and Bangladesh: Rohingya displacement and protection crisis

08 September 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh: Rohingya displacement and protection crisis

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Some 270,000 people have fled Rakhine state in Myanmar to Bangladesh following an eruption of violence on 25 August. An estimated 400,000 Rohingya are still trapped in conflict zones of Rakhine state, where needs are unknown and access virtually impossible. In Bangladesh, the sudden influx, on top of an existing crisis, means needs are high.

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