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Township Name
State Number of Wards Number of Village Tracts Number of Villages

Buthidaung
Northern Arakan 7 78 340

B a n g l a d e s h

C h i n Paletwa

S t a t e

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Taungpyoletwea gpy

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Population Female population Male population
January 2010
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292,486 149,407 143,079
Bay of Bengal Buthidaung Maungdaw Kyauktaw

Households

36,629 36 629

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Source: Population figures from Township Profiles 2007, Health Information Management System (HMIS). HH figure from Village Tract Survey 2006, UNHCR

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Mrauk-U

Humanitarian Concerns/Issues

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Rathedaung Ponnagyun Minbya

Buthidaung Township has the most mountainous terrain of the three townships in northern Arakan State. The population is dependent on rivers for transportation, leaving large areas of the township i hi inaccessible b b ibl by boat i the d season, when water l in h dry h levels are too l l low; during this time, many villages are accessible by foot. The northern part of Buthidaung Township remains accessible only on foot throughout the year, making the north (together with the north-eastern part of Maungdaw township) the most isolated area of northern Arakan State. Fishing opportunities are limited to the rainy season and the southern part of the township, making agriculture the main source of income. In the northern part of Buthidaung Township, bamboo is harvested in the forests and sold in other parts of northern Arakan State. As the in other townships, basic public services are limited; school structures, in particular, are often in need of repair.

( ! Organisations with Humanitarian Projects in Buthidaung
* These areas of activities are included in the following five sectoral groups: Agriculture, WASH, Education, Infrastructure, Health

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Areas of Activities*
Agriculture Coordination Disaster Risk Reduction Non‐Agricultural Livelihoods/Infrastructure Education Food Health Nutrition WASH

Implementing Projects
CARE, FAO, GRET, UNDP, ACF CARE, UNHCR

Completed  Projects

CARE, BAJ, UNDP UNDP, MRCS, UNHCR/CSSEP CARE, FAO, WFP AMI, CARE, Malteser, UNFPA,  Unicef, UNDP, WFP, PSI, AZG AMI, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, ACF AMI UNICEF UNHCR WFP ACF ACF

Source: MIMU Myanmar 3W, Dec 2009 AZG and UNICEF Project data received from secondary sources but not confirmed by the agencies.

Humanitarian Concerns/Issues were identified by UNHCR

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Township Name
State Number of Wards Number of Village Tracts Number of Villages

Maungdaw
Northern Arakan 6 98 334

B a n g l a d e s h

C h i n Paletwa

S t a t e

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Taungpyoletwea gpy

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Population Female population Male population
January 2010
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506,986 260,494 246,492
Bay of Bengal Buthidaung Maungdaw Kyauktaw

Households

63,386 63 386

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Source: Population figures from Township Profiles 2007, Health Information Management System (HMIS). HH figure from Village Tract Survey 2006, UNHCR

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Mrauk-U

Humanitarian Concerns/Issues

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Rathedaung Ponnagyun Minbya

Maungdaw Township is the most densely populated township in NRS, with over 500,000 residents, and generally is more problematic, with more humanitarian challenges than in Buthidaung and Rathedaung. Reports, for example, indicate more incidence of malnutrition among children and lower health standards. The township shares a border with Bangladesh. The authorities tolerate small-scale trade across the border, allowing a number of residents to have additional income. The authorities are also flexible in allowing border-crossing for medical reasons, and residents of Maungdaw routinely seek care in Bangladesh. Rice production fishing and wage labour are typical sources of income; high seas production, fishing, and rough weather reduces income from fishing during the rainy season. Due to severe weather conditions and the proximity to the sea, villages experience flooding and destruction of bridges and roads during the monsoon. In some coastal areas, incoming saltwater creates additional problems for fresh water supply, contaminating wells.

( ! Organisations with Humanitarian Projects in Maungdaw
* These areas of activities are included in the following five sectoral groups: Agriculture, WASH, Education, Infrastructure, Health

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Areas of Activities*
Agriculture Coordination Disaster Risk Reduction Non‐Agricultural Livelihoods/Infrastructure N A i l l Li lih d /I f Education Food Health Nutrition WASH

Implementing Projects
CARE, FAO, GRET, UNDP, ACF CARE, UNHCR

Completed  Projects

CARE, BAJ, UNDP, GRET CARE BAJ UNDP GRET Unicef, UNDP, MRCS,  UNHCR/CSSEP, WFP, BAJ CARE, FAO, WFP CARE, Malteser, UNFPA, Unicef,  UNDP, WFP, ACF, PSI, AZG,  MoH, ACF, WFP Malteser, UNICEF, UNHCR,  M lt UNICEF UNHCR WFP, ACF, AZG Malteser, Unicef, UNDP, ACF

Source: MIMU Myanmar 3W, Dec 2009 AZG and UNICEF data received from secondary sources but not confirmed by the agencies.

Humanitarian Concerns/Issues were identified by UNHCR

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Township Name
State Number of Wards Number of Village Tracts Number of Villages

Rathedaung
Northern Arakan 4 88 214

B a n g l a d e s h

C h i n Paletwa

S t a t e

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Taungpyoletwea

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Population Female population Male population
January 2010
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169,713 86,313
Bay of Bengal Buthidaung Maungdaw Kyauktaw

83,400 7,405 7 405

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Households

Source: Population figures from Township Profiles 2007, Health Information Management System (HMIS). HH figure from Village Tract Survey 2006, UNHCR

Mrauk-U

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Rathedaung

Humanitarian Concerns/Issues

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Ponnagyun gy Minbya

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Rathedaung Township is the smallest of the three townships. It has been described has having the least conservative society, which is partly the result of the proximity to other parts of the Arakan State, particularly the state capital Sittwe, and the higher number of Rakhines living there. The basic public services, similar to the rest of northern Arakan State, are often in need of outside support. However, the international community has, in the past, focused more on the other two townships. While public health services remain a concern, in emergencies, health facilities in Sittwe are within reach, by foot or by boat. While the large river network provides a reliable mean of transport by boat, numerous small infrastructure projects are needed for village accessibility. During the rainy season, river crossings are dangerous and often not possible, presenting problems for children walking to school. Like elsewhere, the population relies on small-scale farming (mainly rice) for survival. This is supplemented with income from fishing and shrimp ponds. Organisations with Humanitarian Projects in Rathedaung (
* These areas of activities are included in the following five sectoral groups: Agriculture, WASH, Education, Infrastructure, Education Infrastructure Health

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Areas of Activities*
Agriculture Coordination Disaster Risk Reduction Disaster Risk Reduction Non‐Agricultural Livelihoods/Infrastructure Education Food Health Nutrition WASH

Implementing Projects
FAO, GRET, UNDP UNHCR Malteser

Completed Projects

UNHCR, MRCS, UNHCR/CSSEP FAO, WFP CARE, Malteser, AZG UNICEF, UNHCR UNICEF UNHCR Malteser

Source: MIMU Myanmar 3W, Dec 2009 AZG Project data received from secondary sources but not confirmed by the agencies.

Humanitarian Concerns/Issues were identifie by UNHCR

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