On Myanmar visit, UN envoy meets civilians uprooted by Rakhine violence

A United Nations envoy, Vijay Nambiar, has wrapped up a visit to Myanmar during which he was able to meet with people displaced by the inter-communal violence this year in Rakhine state, as well as discuss with the Government how to address the problems facing the communities there.

UN relief chief asks Myanmar Government to allow aid deliveries in off-limits area

On a visit to Myanmar, the top United Nations relief official said today the UN’s humanitarian arm is seeking the Government’s permission to access people driven from their homes in parts of the country’s north, in addition to asking for international donor support for people displaced by ethnic inter-communal violence in the west.

Myanmar: UN official urges stepped-up efforts to address humanitarian issues causing instability

The United Nations humanitarian chief today called on the Government of Myanmar to work with the world body and its partners to increase efforts to address the humanitarian issues that are causing continued instability in the country.

Top UN relief official calls on Myanmar’s leaders to support humanitarian efforts

On a visit to a Myanmar state wracked by inter-communal violence, the top United Nations relief official today called on the country’s leaders to support UN and other humanitarian efforts in the region.

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.