MYANM MAR FACTSH HEET Februaryy 2016
HIGHLLIGHTS 400 0
IDPs, ccamp managers & partneers trained in pro otection in Kach hin in 2015
IDPs and cyclone/flo ood‐ affeccted people in R Rakhine Statee received NFIs iin 2015
ID DP camps servedd by UNHCR and CCCM U M partners in 2015 p
Stakeho olders involved d in South‐ East Consultations
Pop pulation of conceern
1.53 m million
A total of peoplee of concern (ass of Feb 2016)
By are ea of operatio on Totaal PoC
IDPs in Kachin and hern Shan north
UNHCR FACTSHEET UNHCR FACTSHEET
USD D 56.5 M Million reequested
IDPs in Rakhine
IDPs in the South‐Ea ast1
Peop ple without citizeenship2
Otheer people of con ncern3
This fiigure includes IDP Ps in the South‐EEast states in which U UNHCR has a pre esence (Kayah, Kaayin, Mon and Taninth haryi). 2
This fiigure includes IDP P returnees (but not IDPs) in Rakhine State who are a also people withoout citizenship. 3
This ffigure includes ad dditional IDPs in BBago, Shan (East) aand Shan (South).
UNH HCR Pressence Staff:
129 naational staff 39 inteernational stafff
Office es: 5 officces located in: Hpa‐A An, Maungdaw, Myitkyina, Sittw we, Yangon 6 field units in: o, Buthidaung, Dawei, Hakha ((liaison office), Bhamo Loikaw w, Mawlamyine e
UNHCR Factsheet ‐ Myanmar
WORKING WITH PARTNERS UNHCR collaborates with governmental bodies, fellow UN agencies and some two dozen local organizations and international NGOs. The agency is an active member of the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT). UNHCR is the lead agency for the Protection Sector and for the Shelter, Non‐Food Items (NFI), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster in both the Kachin and northern Shan and the Rakhine inter‐agency humanitarian responses. It collaborates with others in communicating on humanitarian activities as a member of the Humanitarian Advocacy and Communications Group (HACG). UNHCR also co‐chairs with UNDP the South‐East Consultations, which bring together over 100 stakeholders engaged in peacebuilding and development in the states where the Office is working to help prepare the ground for voluntary return in safety and dignity.
MAIN ACTIVITIES Protection UNHCR’s main protection activities are protection monitoring and reporting, as well as advocacy with the Government at local and Union levels on issues relating to displacement and statelessness. By regular monitoring of the situation on the ground, UNHCR and partners continue to identify protection risks and violations of the rights of internally displaced people (IDPs) and other persons of concern. Protection incident reporting mechanisms have been established in the field to facilitate required action following such reports. UNHCR regularly conducts trainings with partner organizations and government counterparts on protection topics such as birth registration and civil documentation, durable solutions, protection monitoring, persons with specific needs and the IDP Guiding Principles. As the lead agency for the Protection Sector, UNHCR facilitates the coordination of the humanitarian response with primary attention to the situations in Rakhine and Kachin/northern Shan. Initiatives include protection mainstreaming, support to community‐based protection groups, psycho‐social support for women, and the development of referral pathways and protection assessment tools.
Shelter and NFIs In 2015, UNHCR distributed non‐food items (NFIs) to IDPs in Rakhine as well as people affected by Cyclone Komen and the associated flooding in the state over the summer; some 50,000 benefited from these distributions. UNHCR also provided NFIs and tents to cyclone/flood‐affected communities in Kachin and Chin states. UNHCR and partner organizations built additional shelters and renovated existing structures throughout 2015, responding to the needs of IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states. Renewed fighting in the region and the subsequent displacement continue to result in the demand for temporary shelters. In Rakhine, efforts concentrated on renovation and maintenance of shelters. In 2016, UNHCR is continuing to work with the Rakhine State Government and partner organizations towards individual shelter solutions for IDPs in Rakhine, with a view to ending displacement where conditions are conducive.
Camp Coordination and Camp Management In Kachin and northern Shan states, UNHCR currently supports CCCM activities in 130 camps. In Rakhine State, CCCM partners were active in one‐third of the IDP camps in 2015, directly providing camp management support for over 80% of the IDP population. With individual shelter solutions for around 25,000 IDPs now delivered, the vast majority in their place of origin and with temporary shelters decommissioned, the number of camps or camp‐like settings has reduced from 67 to around 40.
Durable Solutions In Myanmar’s South‐East, the steps undertaken in the peace process between the Myanmar Government and ethnic armed groups have led to hope that those who have been displaced by the decades‐long conflicts can return home. UNHCR’s operation has been re‐oriented towards a focus on supporting durable solutions for IDPs, and preparedness for a voluntary repatriation operation for refugees from Myanmar in Thailand. UNHCR is grateful for the generous contributions of donors throughout the years, which have allowed the Myanmar operation to be funded.
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