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Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture: UN agency

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all of Myanmar have destroyed huge swaths of rice paddies, as well as fish and shrimp ponds, and are expected to severely limit the availability of food if aid is not provided to farmers swiftly, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Thursday.

Myanmar: UN relief official pledges support as more rains forecast

New York, Aug 13 (IBNS): Just back from Myanmar’s flood-hit Sagaing Region, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Renata Dessallien, described on Wednesday 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

New York, Aug 8 (IBNS): The top United Nations humanitarian official on Saturday 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.

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

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS):The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday 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.New York, Aug 6 (IBNS):The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday 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.

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

New York, Aug 4 (IBNS): 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.

In Myanmar, Ban urges greater capacity in Southeast Asia to promote human rights, justice

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The United Nations stands ready to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its member States in strengthening national capacity to protect human rights, provide justice and promote accountability in the region,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Myanmar: UN officials cite citizenship issue, expansion of aid as key concerns

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) Back from a recent trip to Myanmar, senior United Nations humanitarian and development officials on Friday called for continued lifesaving aid to the displaced, assistance to address poverty and create better coexistence conditions, and a political solution to a new citizenship plan.

Myanmar: UN chief urges country to move beyond 'narrow agendas' and towards cooperation

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) Myanmar has shown progress in areas of socio-economic development, national reconciliation and democratization, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed on Friday, while also warning that the Asian country still faced "critical hurdles" as it approached its impending elections.

Myanmar: UN officials urge greater humanitarian, development support for Rakhine

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) Two senior United Nations officials have called for increased humanitarian assistance and development efforts to meet the needs of all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state following a visit there this week.

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them educated

Yangon/New York, Aug 2 (IBNS) Myanmar released dozens of children and young adults from its armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, the United Nations Friday confirmed, welcoming also efforts to get the people away from guns and into classrooms.

Myanmar: UN concerned about access to thousands displaced

New York, May 17 (IBNS): With increased fighting in parts of Myanmar that is preventing access to civilians, the United Nations and humanitarian partners on Friday said they were seriously concerned by the displacement of thousands of people over the past weeks and called for an end to the fighting.

Myanmar: UNICEF concerned over Kachin children

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

Myanmar: UN welcomes probe into attacks on aid workers

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Government's condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe, and its commitment to see perpetrators brought to justice through a newly established investigation commission.

Myanmar: UN alarmed at worsening human rights situation

New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): An independent United Nations expert on Monday sounded the alarm on the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, adding that the evacuation of aid workers following recent attacks on the humanitarian community would have severe consequences for life-saving work in the area.

Myanmar: UN concerned over aid disruption in Rakhine

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian wing is warning that life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Myanmar's Rakhine state have been seriously disrupted following the recent attacks on the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).