Systemic Resilience in Practice

Executive Summary Resilience, social cohesion and wellbeing are interrelated indicators of a community’s overall ability to function and sustainably meet the needs of its members. A resilient community can withstand shocks; a socially cohesive community is inclusive and safeguards diversity; and a community that has attained a high level of wellbeing enjoys a multitude of […]

Aid Actor Use of Financial Modalities in Myanmar

Executive Summary Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, the operational challenges around the delivery of humanitarian assistance have evolved significantly in response to new areas of conflict and displacement, access and security constraints, and the limitations of the formal financial sector. At the same time, rising conflict and displacement, surging poverty […]

Situation Update: Arakan Army Attacks SAC in Northern Rakhine and Paletwa

Current Situation On 13 August, the Arakan Army (AA) launched a series of attacks against State Administration Council (SAC) military positions in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State, at times surrounding positions and cutting off food and supply routes before launching assaults with light weapons.[1] The attacks, staged in three separate locations, prompted a […]

Hundi Networks: Mitigating Risks of Informal Value Transfer Systems in Myanmar

Background Since the February 2021 coup in Myanmar, it has grown increasingly difficult for donors and responders to rely on the country’s formal banking system to carry out humanitarian interventions. As the State Administration Council (SAC) arbitrarily intensified its crackdown on civil society, it carried out mass arrests and arbitrarily seized accounts and assets situated […]

Weekly Update for Humanitarian Responders

In Focus Bangladesh Bank Freezes 1.1 Million USD in SAC Funds Nationwide On 17 August, Bangladesh’s state-run Sonali Bank reportedly restricted accounts — said to be holding around 1.1 million USD — owned by Myanmar state-run banks that are now under State Administration Council (SAC) control. The Sonali Bank CEO said that the US Embassy […]

Hundi Networks: Transferring into Post-Coup Myanmar

Executive Summary As a consequence of the 1 February Tatmadaw coup, many local and international actors will be compelled to find new and more flexible mechanisms to send funds to local organisations and civil society partners based in Myanmar.  This requirement is a function of not only the civil disobedience movement (CDM) and its impact […]

Myanmar February Coup: Kachin State Scenario Plan

  Executive Summary The Myanmar military’s 1 February seizure of power will have significant and long lasting implications for the Myanmar humanitarian response in Kachin State and across Myanmar. Security forces throughout the country have waged a violent campaign against the anti-coup protest movement, which has mobilised in most parts of the country. The military […]

Covid-19 Response & Parahita Groups

Summary As of 15 May 2020, there are 181 confirmed cases of individuals with Covid-19 in Myanmar, with six reported deaths. The spread of the virus is only at its initial stages, and given Myanmar’s underdeveloped public health infrastructure, the impact is expected to be significant: 23% of Myanmar’s population have underlying health conditions,[1] placing […]

Situation Update: Crisis Amid Skyrocketing Fuel Costs

Current Situation From September 2021 to March 2022, the average nationwide cost of fuel in Myanmar soared from around 1,500 to over 2,500 Myanmar Kyat (from 0.84 to 1.41 USD) per litre. In Kachin State, a Puta-O Town resident reported to this analytical unit that the price of fuel had climbed to more than 10,000 […]