Bangladesh: Stop ‘kneecapping’ detainees
UN should be invited to investigate security forces, require reforms
(New York, September 29, 2016) – Security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting members and supporters of opposition parties in the leg, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.
Bangladesh is disaster-prone, with floods and cyclones being the most frequent and severe danger. Applying appropriate disaster risk financing is key to minimizing economic impacts from disasters and sustain the country’s development.
Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
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Summary of 10 day forecast:
Brahmaputra-Jamuna is in falling trend and may slightly rise in next 7 days.
Ganges river may remain steady
Padma river is in steady state and may remain so.
Rivers around Dhaka city may remain steady.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh said on Tuesday that she hopes her country can finally resolve the decades-old issue of Rohingya refugees residing in her country now that Burma is under a new government.
“We look forward to working with the new Myanmar [Burmese] leadership to find a lasting solution to this issue … I’m already in touch with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” she was quoted by the Bangladeshi news agency UNB as saying.
Facts & Figures
One of the most natural disasterprone countries in the world
One of the highest population density in the world: 1 237.51 persons/km2
The country hosts a large number of Rohingya refugees* coming from Myanmar Total EU* humanitarian aid to Bangladesh since 2007: €146 million including €11 million for 2016, out of which €2.7 million are for Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Preparedness and Resilience
I. Candidate countries and potential candidates
Italy - IOM reports that 298,474 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. This figure is well short of the 469,869 arrivals recorded by IOM at this point in 2015.
Some 165,409 people have arrived in Greece and 130,561 in Italy during 2016.
On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.
A simple water collection system is making life easier - and safer - for a tribal community in southeast Bangladesh
By Rafiqul Islam
BANDARBAN, Bangladesh, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Collecting drinking water from springs in this part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a forested area in southeast Bangladesh, is not for the faint-hearted.
Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Jeff Crisp, Katy Long
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma & Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling state.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma may likely continue fall in next 48 hours.
The Surma-Kushiyara may likely continue fall in next 48 hours.
16 September 2016: Fazle Elahi and Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert discuss the situation of the Rohingya in Bangladesh.**
Shangkhola, Shado, Pangla, Perlis, Pedang, Besab, Wang-kelian, Lankhao and Acheho – these words are becoming common knowledge. They are the names of islands where thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya people were stranded last year, victims of the South East Asian refugee crisis.
This update is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC across 16 countries from January-August 2016. These figures will be updated and expanded upon regularly and can be accessed via IDMC’s Global Internal Displacement Database (GIDD) which can be viewed at http://www.internal-displacement.org/database.
This mapping will be regularly updated :
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16/9/16 Geneva - IOM reports that 297,039 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 14 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 165,409 people have arrived in Greece and 129,126 in Italy during 2016.
With thousands of migrants and refugees rescued this week in the Channel of Sicily, IOM expects the total number of arrivals to pass the 300,000 mark this weekend. This figure is far short of the 469,869 arrivals recorded by IOM at this point in 2015.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganegs & Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling state while the Padma river is in rising state.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges may likely continue fall in next 48 hours.
The Surma-Kushiyara may likely continue fall in next 24 hours.
The Padma river may likely to start fall in next 48 hours.