Myanmar

UN fund gives $5.3 million to assist displaced persons in Myanmar

Some 36,000 people who have been displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state will benefit from an additional $5.3 million in assistance provided by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the world body announced today.

UN starts flying in emergency aid for displaced in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The United Nations refugee agency today announced it has started an aid airlift for those displaced by the recent inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

UN and Myanmar seek additional $41 million to help those affected by violence in Rakhine state

The United Nations and Myanmar are seeking an additional $41 million as part of a revised response plan to provide urgent humanitarian relief for some 115,000 people who have been displaced by inter-communal violence in the state of Rakhine and are lacking basic services.

Independent UN expert calls on Myanmar to carry out latest human rights pledges

Welcoming the latest human rights commitments from the Government of Myanmar, an independent United Nations expert today called on authorities there to work with all stakeholders to ensure that they are promptly carried out.

Myanmar: Ban welcomes Government moves to address violence in Rakhine state

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed moves by Myanmar’s leadership to address the violence taking place in the southeast Asian country’s Rakhine state as “steps in the right direction,” according to his spokesperson today.

UN refugee agency urges countries to open borders to people fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state by boat

The United Nations refugee agency today called on governments in Southeast Asia to keep their borders open to people fleeing Myanmar by sea, following reports of boats sinking in the Bay of Bengal earlier this month.

UN distributes food for more than 27,000 people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The United Nations food relief agency today said it has begun distributing food for over 27,000 people in all the townships affected by recent inter-communal violence over the past month in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Security situation remains tense in Myanmar's Rakhine state, says UN humanitarian agency

The security situation in Myanmar's Rakhine province is still tense after a recent wave of violence which began in October, the United Nations humanitarian agency said today, adding that more than 110,000 displaced people are in urgent need of food, shelter and health care assistance.

UN refugee agency urges calm amid latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The United Nations refugee agency has called for an immediate return to calm in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where ongoing inter-communal violence has uprooted more than 35,000 people.