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07 Dec 2016 description

Analysis of potential mitigation in the development project Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) in Bangladesh showed a 2% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, driven by urea deep placement (UDP) and alternate wetting and drying (AWD) in flooded rice systems. Given high emissions associated with conventional irrigated rice production, this represents a substantial reduction in emissions.

06 Dec 2016 description
report Radio Free Asia

Members of Myanmar’s Rakhine Advisory Commission met with President Htin Kyaw and five lawmakers in Naypyidaw on Monday to discuss the unstable situation in the western state where a security crackdown has sparked allegations of genocide of the Rohingya Muslims who live there.

Led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, the nine-member commission met with three lawmakers from the lower house of parliament, and two from the upper house following a visit to the northwestern part of Rakhine State.

05 Dec 2016 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidences in November 2016

Hazards that occurred in November was only earthquake and three severe Fire incidents in Dhaka, Chittagong and Gazipur.

Description of the Hazard Incidences in November 2016

Fire:
In November, there are reported two fire incidences – one in Chittagong and the other in Gazipur districts which caused material losses but the fire incidence in Ashulia was sever and caused human casualties.

05 Dec 2016 description

By Jasminder Singh and Muhammad Haziq

Synopsis

After the border attacks in Maungdaw by Muslim militants, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar national army) has been accused of raping and killing Rohingya and burning their villages by the media and human rights groups. This has rekindled pro-Rohingya jihadist sentiments in the region as well as globally.

Commentary

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

159,427 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2016
140,987 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2015

01 Dec 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2016, 24,902 children arrived to Italy by sea: 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (22,772). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 110% compared to the same period of 2015.

01 Dec 2016 description

Teknaf, Bangladesh: The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested and pushed back more than 400 Rohingyas to Burma from November 1 to 29, according to BGB officials.

60 peoples with six boats on the Naf River were stopped and sent back while trying to enter Bangladeshi waters on Nov 27, according to Maj Abu Rasel Siddiqui, BGB 2 Battalion, Teknaf.

01 Dec 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mahfuzur Rahman

DHAKA, Nov 30 2016 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar’s military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

In response to alleged coordinated attacks on three border posts on Oct. 9 that killed nine guards, Myanmar troops swarmed into areas along the country’s frontier with Bangladesh, forcing the Rohingyas to leave their homes.

01 Dec 2016 description

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is submitting this briefing paper in advance of the 11th Senior Officials' Meeting of the Bali Process Ad Hoc Group. As a civil society network of nearly 300 members dedicated to protecting refugees, we are offering our analysis on the progress made since the Andaman Sea “crisis” in 2015.

01 Dec 2016 description

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of over 250 members, expresses grave concern over the fate of thousands of stateless Rohingya who are attempting to flee grievous persecution in Rakhine state at the hands of the Myanmar military. Following reports last week that several boats carrying mostly women and children were pushed back from Bangladesh by border guards, APRRN echoes the appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Bangladesh to keep its border open to allow for refugees’ safe passage.

30 Nov 2016 description

If children are taught how to respond to disasters and climate change, the whole community benefits

By Mushfique Wadud

KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: "We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years - is this linked to climate change?"

30 Nov 2016 description

Executive Summary

Aims: This study aimed to understand the health vulnerabilities of departing and returnee migrants in Bangladesh in order to inform policy and programme development regarding the health of migrants in South Asia. It was conducted as part of the IOM project, ‘Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach’ that is being implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan from 2013 to 2015.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description
  • 139.7 M required for 2016
  • 44.1 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements
  • 95.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

26 Nov 2016 description

Need Analysis

Cyclone Roanu
- Joint response plan of HCTT targeted 35,000 HHs to provide support in terms of emergency shelter and NFIs.

Monsoon Flood
- People displaced by floods are staying on the nearest high ground to their houses. This includes roof tops, roads, and embankments as well as in flood shelters and schools.
- Over 250,000 houses have been damaged or completely destroyed.
- 16,770 houses have been washed away due to river erosion and over 65,000 houses/ homesteads have been damaged due to erosion.

25 Nov 2016 description

New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.

24 Nov 2016 description

Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers being detained and forcibly returned
Lack of water, food and medical care
Both governments preventing thousands from accessing aid
Harrowing details of Myanmar military attacks on villages