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11 stories found over the past 45 days
UN food relief now reaching more than 400,000 flood victims in Myanmar

26 August 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering rice, beans, cooking oil and salt to more than 400,000 people affected by flooding in Myanmar and “reachable only on foot, after floods and landslides destroyed roads across the country,” the agency said today.


Myanmar: praising Government-led flood response, UN relief official pledges support as more rains forecast

12 August 2015 – Just back from Myanmar’s flood-hit Sagaing Region, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Renata Dessallien, described today the devastation she witnessed, saying she had been “humbled by the incredible, spontaneous public outpouring of solidarity and assistance to flood-affected communities.”


Myanmar: UN allocates $9 million to rapidly scale up urgent flood relief

07 August 2015 – The top United Nations humanitarian official today allocated $9 million to help aid organizations rapidly scale up assistance in Myanmar in the wake of major flooding and monsoon rains that affected over 330,000 people and killed at least 88.


UN allocates $70 million from emergency fund to assist millions uprooted by crises

05 August 2015 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today allocated $70 million to help provide a lifeline to millions of men, women and children forced from their homes by violence and instability.


Myanmar: UN food agency delivers aid to 82,000 people in flooded areas

05 August 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it has delivered aid to 82,000 people in the most flood-affected parts of western Myanmar, and is now working to reach 200,000 people.


Cyclone Komen further burdens thousands of displaced people in western Myanmar – UN agencies

04 August 2015 – Sweeping across western Myanmar last week, Cyclone Komen has caused extensive damage in the region, hampering assessment and relief efforts, including to areas where thousands of displaced people are living, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.


'Catastrophic' floods in Myanmar hit most vulnerable, including children – UN agencies

03 August 2015 – Myanmar has suffered heavy rains, winds and flooding since Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, causing landslides and damage in different parts of the country, according to United Nations agencies.


With 99 days to go before Myanmar elections, UNICEF urges candidates make children the clear winner

01 August 2015 – The top representative for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)in Myanmar has reminded candidates from more than 80 political parties running in historic elections 99 days from today “to make new commitments for children” to improve spending for health, education and social welfare that remains the lowest in the Southeast Asian region.


UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie visits displaced people in Myanmar’s Kachin state

31 July 2015 – Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, travelled yesterday to Myanmar’s Kachin state, where internally displaced persons (IDPs), including a number of women, told her their stories.


Momentum building for UN-backed accord to combat billion dollar rogue fishing business

30 July 2015 – Thirteen additional countries need to ratify an agreement brokered by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat illegal fishing by blocking ports to ships known or believed to be carrying illicit catches that account for more than 15 per cent of global output, the agency said today.