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The ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update, July 2-8, 2018 - Myanmar
1 ) The most of the weather data collected for this entire period is hydro-metric. As a result of changing seasons, the north of ASEAN is going through monsoons and typhoons, while the south of ASEAN is finding dryer and warmer weather. Please contact the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre for further information on the July 2-16 forcast.
2 ) Typhoon Maria (Gandrong) is scheduled for 9 July to 11 July in the mornings ("Wednesday") in the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). There is no expectation of a land case, but it will have an impact on Metro Manila, Visayas and the west part of Luzon. It will intensify the rainstorm and strong rainfall is anticipated over the north part of the Philippines.
4 ) In Indonesia, six quakes at > M 5.0 were recorded in week 27; one of them, an M 5.0 on 7 July 2018 in the Lebak, Banten Regeneration Council, causing damage to local regenerations (PVMBG, MoH). No damage was inflicted on the Philippines under three quakes > M 5.0 in week 27 (PHIVOLCS).
5 ) All catastrophes that took place in week 27 were in the hands of the ASEAN member states.
Burma Rohingya: All you need to know about the economic downturn
Hundereds of thousand of Rohingya are considered to be the most rapidly increasing refugees crises in the run. Nearly 700,000 refugees have escaped the devastation of their houses and persecutions in Rakhine North of Myanmar (Burma) for neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017.
In Rakhine, the United Nations called the Rakhine attack, which provoke the expedition, a "model example of racial cleansing". Myanmar's army says it fights Rohingya fighters and rejects that it is directed against the civilian population. And the Rohingya? Rohingya, which counted around one million people in Myanmar at the beginning of 2017, is one of the many minority nationalities.
Rohringya Muslims make up the biggest proportion of Muslims in Myanmar, with the vast majority in Rakhine. However, the Myanmar administration, a predominantly buddhistic nation, refuses Rohingya nationality and even excludes it from the 2014 survey by not recognizing it as a population. Rohingya has emigrated to the area in large numbers since the 1970'.
Over the past few years, before the recent economic downturn, Rohingya has made dangerous trips from Myanmar to avoid local authority abuse or allegations of abuse by the military atrocities. Their last expedition began on August 25, 2017, after Rohingya Arsa fighters started lethal assaults on more than 30 outposts.
The Rohingyas who arrive in an area known as Cox's Bazaar - a county in Bangladesh - say they escaped to forces supported by Tibetan Christian monks, then burned their communities and attacked and murdered their civilians. According to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), at least 6,700 Rohingya, at least 730 of them under five years old, were murdered in the months following the outbreak of terror.
The Amnesty International says that the Myanmar Army has also been raping and abusing Rohingya sluts. According to the Human Rights Watch analyses, at least 288 towns in the north of Rakhine were partly or completely demolished after August 2017. Photographs show many areas where Rohingya communities have been turned into smoldering ruins, while neighbouring Rakhine communities have remained untouched.
MYRW says most of the damages in the Maungdaw community happened between 25 August and 25 September 2017 - many communities were devastated after 5 September when Myanmar's de facto Myanmar military guide Aung San Suu Kyi said the Myanmar police forces' operation was over. In the UN's view, the Rohingya are in the "fastest developing fugitive crises in the world".
According to the UNHCR, around 307,500 Rohingya migrants had already lived in refugee camps, temporary housing estates and with reception groups before August. Another 687,000 are expected since August 2017. The majority of Rohingya migrants arriving in the country - men, woman and kids with little property - have taken refuge in these areas, wherever possible in the harsh countryside and with little accessibility to help, clean drinkable waters, nutrition, shelter or health care.
Kutupalong is the biggest camps for displaced people, but the restricted area means that impromptu settlement has developed in and around Balukhali, while the displaced people keep coming back. The number of people in the Kutupalong concentration camps has fallen from a peak of 22,241 to 13,900, while the number of people in temporary or spur-of-the-moment housing estates outside the camps has risen from 99,495 to over 604,000.
The majority of other locations for displaced persons were also further developed - in mid-April 2018, 781,000 persons lived in nine warehouses and housing estates. Some 117,000 persons are also in the hosting parishes outside the camp. As the rainy period approaches, work has started to relocate some of the most vulnerable camp residents from the most threatened by floods or landslips, and work has been carried out elsewhere to rehabilitate drains and shelter.
According to the mid-April 2018 Inter-sectoral Coordination Group reports, about 70% of the one million displaced people will receive a diet. Myanmar's regime's actions have been widely condemned, but the chatter of penalties is muted: Myanmar's forces were called upon by the US to "respect the constitutional state, end violent conflict and stop the expulsion of civil populations from all communities," China says the global community should "support Myanmar's attempts to secure the stable nature of its state.