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Myanmar December 2017

A woman in Thar Dar village Minbya Township, Rakhine State. Photo: OCHA

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other publ products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expresse in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

PRESS RELEASES AND STATEMENTS ROK Government Decides to Offer Additional US$2.6 Million in Human Assistance to Rohingya in Bangladesh and Myanmar (Government of the Republic of Korea, 26 December 2017) UNICEF expresses sadness over death of a child by explosive device (UNICEF, 22 December 2017)

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten concludes first official visit to Myanmar, looks forward to agreement of Joint Communiqué on addressing conflict-related sexual violence (UN Office of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, 21 December 2017) Myanmar: UN experts urge greater press freedom after detention of Reuters journalists (UN Human Rights Council, 21 December 2017)

The Thai Red Cross Society Donates to Myanmar Red Cross to Help Affected People in Rakhine State (Thai Red Cross, 21 December 2017) European Union increases support for the anti-personnel mine ban convention calls on those using landmines to cease their use (Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, 20 December 2017) Myanmar refuses access to UN Special Rapporteur (UN Human Rights Council, 20 December 2017) UNHCR survey of Myanmar refugees finds health, safety worries, but community spirit strong (UNHCR, 19 December 2017)

Security Council Must Demand Swift End to Atrocities, Says Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict, Stressing ‘Inaction Is Not an Option’ (UN Security Council, 12 December 2017) Humanitarian Organizations call for Guarantees of Safety and Rights for Refugees before Return to Myanmar Commences (INGO Forum, 8 December 2017) Council condemns alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar (UN Human Rights Council, 5 December 2017) Statement to the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the “Situation of human rights of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in Rakhine State of Myanmar" (UN Human Rights Council, 5 December 2017)

WEB STORIES AND BLOGS Men from Rakhine find strength in adversity (IFRC, 20 December 2017) View from a camp in Myanmar – one family's story from before the recent crisis (UNFPA, 4 December 2017)

Myanmar: Back on their feet, armed with faith and dignity (ICRC, 1 December 2017)

MAPS AND INFOGRAPHICS Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 26 December 2017) (UNOCHA, 26 December 2017)

Myanmar/Burma and Bangladesh | EU response to the Rohingya Crisis – DG ECHO Daily Map (European commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, 22 December 2017)

Myanmar/Burma | Kachin and Northern Shan: IDP sites - DG ECHO Daily Map (European commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, 21 December 2017)

Myanmar: IDP Sites in Rakhine State (October 2017) (UNOCHA, 20 December 2017) Myanmar: Displacement from Rakhine after 25 August 2017 (as of 19 December 2017) (UNOCHA, 20 December 2017)

Burma Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (USAID, 19 December 2017) Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (12 - 18 December 2017) (UNOCHA, 18 December 2017)

Myanmar Humanitarian Fund: 2017 Overview (UNOCHA, 12 December 2017)

REPORTS Myanmar Red Cross Society: A journey towards effective cost recovery (Myanmar Red Cross Society, 18 December 2017)

‘I still don’t feel safe to go home’: voices of Rohingya refugees (Oxfam, 18 December 2017) MSF surveys estimate that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed during the attacks in Myanmar (MSF, 13 December 2017)

Suffering in Shadows: Aid Restrictions and Reductions Endanger Displaced Persons in Northern Myanmar (Refugees International, 10 December 2017) Myanmar/Bangladesh: Rohingya crisis - a summary of findings from six pooled surveys (MSF, 9 December 2017)

Myanmar: 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (UN Country Team, 8 December 2017) 2018 Interim Humanitarian Response Plan for Myanmar (UN Country Team, 1 December 2017)

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN ISSUES Children under attack at shocking scale in conflicts around the world, says UNICEF (UNICEF, 28 December 2017)

2017 Year In Review (UNOCHA, 26 December 2017)

2018 Early Warning Forecast: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch in 2018 (Lutheran World Relief, 20 December 2017)

Regional Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific: Third Session 2017 - Summary Report (UNOCHA, 19 December 2017) Migration: Our work in Asia (ICRC, 14 December 2017) Internal Displacement Update, Issue 28: 16 November - 13 December 2017 (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 13 December 2017)

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017 (UNOCHA, 13 December 2017) Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller, Remarks at the opening of the New Way of Working workshop at the Humanitarian Policy Forum (UNOCHA, 13 December 2017) Underlining $11 Billion Gap in Global Humanitarian Funding, Secretary-General Urges Pledging Conference to Support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund (United Nations, 8 December 2017)

Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, Opening remarks at the launch of the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview (UNOCHA, 1 December 2017) Global Humanitarian Appeal Hits Record $22.5 Billion, Aiming to Reach 91 Million People with Assistance in 2018 (UNOCHA, 1 December 2017) Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 (UNOCHA, 1 December 2017)

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.