Results achieved in Rakhine by the UN over the past twelve months
From January to June 2018, WFP reached approximately 190,000 beneficiaries in central Rakhine and 142,000 beneficiaries in northern Rakhine, through emergency relief, nutrition programmes, community asset creation and school feeding.
UNICEF supported the provision of improved access to learning for more than 32,000 children across Rakhine through the construction and rehabilitation of 44 schools over the last 12 months.
Because education can’t wait, UNICEF supported 14,000 children in IDP camps and crisis-affected villages in Rakhine to have continued access to essential education services provided in temporary learning classrooms and non-formal education centers.
OCHA continued to coordinate and mobilize life-saving support for over 600,000 people with humanitarian needs in Rakhine State, including 130,000 displaced people in camps.
FAO intervention in Northern Rakhine improved access, availability and utilization of food through the provision of livestock and agriculture-based input distributions and expanded nutritional, good agricultural practices knowledge and livestock awareness benefitting around 12,680 households in last 12 months.
IOM has assisted vulnerable communities in Rakhine through the promotion of disaster risk reduction, livelihood and community infrastructure improvement, community outreach on safe migration and health service provision for 38,843 persons.
UNICEF and WHO
More than 670,000 children aged 9 months to 15 years were immunized against Japanese Encephalitis in Rakhine State in partnership between the Government, UNICEF, WHO and GAVI.
WHO provided technical and coordination support in the acute watery diarrhea (rotavirus) outbreak — which affected both displaced and non-displaced populations in Sittwe and Pauktaw townships in January 2018, with continuing weekly technical and coordination support for communicable disease early warning, alert and response system (EWARS).
UNFPA’s mobile health clinics have provided sexual and reproductive health care to nearly 40,000 women of all ethnicities in 35 villages and 7 IDP camps.
UNFPA delivered over 800 clean delivery kits to expecting mothers, supporting safe birth for women of all ethnicities.
An IDP camp is a dangerous place for an adolescent girl. 13 UNFPA Women and Girls Centres in both Buddhist and Muslim IDP camps support thousands of women girls towards the right to live free of violence.
UNOPS has developed a master plan for the extension and refurbishment of Sittwe General Hospital. The master plan is a long-term planning document that provides a blueprint for the hospital’s future function and form to meet the medical care needs of all communities in Rakhine State.
UNOPS is providing microfinance services to 71,000 people living in Rakhine state. The beneficiaries invest the loans in livestock, trading and agriculture to increase their livelihoods.
UNDP facilitated participative and inclusive planning and decision-making processes which led to agreements with stakeholders in the Townships to construct roads and bridges, schools, sub-rural health centres and water supply systems that will reach 103,415 beneficiaries and have direct productivity effects on people’s welfare and livelihoods in five selected townships in Rakhine (Ponnagyun, Thandwe, Gwa, Ramree and Toungup).
Despite an exceptionally constrained environment, including severely restricted access in the three northern townships of Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung, UNHCR and partners have provided emergency shelter support, including critical household items to some 40,880 stateless IDPs in camps in the central areas of Rakhine State since September 2017.
Furthermore, protection interventions, a cornerstone of UNHCR’s mandate, were undertaken in central Rakhine areas where and when possible. Outreach efforts to stateless communities took place including during 210 missions to IDP sites, as well as assistance to 1,470 persons with specific needs, including elderly, persons living with disabilities, and those with serious medical concerns. At a national level, capacity building of over 80 members of government on international standards for voluntary repatriation also took place.