Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Bangladesh/Myanmar: Rakhine Conflict 2017

19 September 2017 - Since 25 August more than 400 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. To address the health needs of this vulnerable population WHO is providing governments to Bangladesh and Myanmar essential drugs and medical supplies, cholera kits, emergency medical kits and water purification tablets.

WHO Grade 2 emergency

WHO and Health Cluster partners support rapid health assessments and response in flood-affected areas, Rakhine State, Myanmar

WHO and Health Cluster partners support rapid health assessments and response in flood-affected areas, Rakhine State
WHO/Ye Zin Zin

July 2016 -- Since the beginning of July 2016 heavy monsoonal rains have hit several areas of Myanmar, resulting in floods in five townships of Rakhine State and putting other States and Regions of the country (Sagaing and Magway regions, Chin state) on high alert for flooding risk. Around 27,000 people have been affected by flooding according to Government and UN estimates, and many remain displaced due to high water levels in their townships.

Health situation