Displaced families in Ah Nauk Ye camp, located in Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State,, are confronted with the specificities of a natural environment unsuitable to human settlement, more so than other internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the area. They notably face water scarcity impacting daily life, poor access to market or livelihood opportunities, regular intra-communal violence and conflict with the host community and, above all, the lack of any option for relocation, even temporarily.
In such a context, humanitarian actors and authorities are struggling to ensure basic humanitarian standards. When available, humanitarian assistance is poorer in Ah Nauk Ye and other Pauktaw camps than in Sittwe or all Central Rakhine State IDP camps. Coverage in terms of shelter, water supply, latrines, healthcare, education, hygiene and market access are systematically lower in Ah Nauk Ye camp. This situation, coupled with no prospect for the future highly exposes this population to protection risks.
Humanitarian agencies in the area such as SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL are working toward a more efficient system in order to alleviate the suffering of Ah Nauk Ye IDPs. Ensuring better dignity for the displaced in ANY camp would have great benefits on their living conditions.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL responds to the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of 13,205 individuals displaced in three of the five camps in Pauktaw Township, including Ah Nauk Ye.
The figures in the graphic below highlight the gravity of the situation.
MyanmarContext and action
- 54.4 million inhabitants
- 24.8% poverty rate in 2017
- 147th out of 189 on the Human Development Index
- 160,000 people helped