- UNICEF: Bangladesh Humanitarian Situation Report No. 2, 20 June 2017
- IOM: Needs and Population Monitoring - Undocumented Myanmar Nationals in Teknaf and Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, April 2017 Round 2
- Start Network: Bangladesh Floods 2016 - Review of Surge Practices, April 2017
Appeals & Funding
- IFRC: Cyclone Mora - Emergency appeal n° MDRBD019, 13 Jun 2017
- IFRC: Population movement - Emergency appeal n° MDRBD018, 18 Mar 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: South Asia
Singapore, 16 June 2017 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed a total of US$100,000 in relief supplies for people affected by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh and Myanmar. SRC disaster responders are also on standby for possible deployment to the affected areas.
SRC has contributed US$50,000 to the Bangladesh Red Crescent to provide food, shelter, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene for 50,000 affected people.
Facts & Figures
One of the most natural disasterprone countries in the world
The highest population density in the world: 1 237.51 persons/km2
The country hosts a large number of Rohingya refugees* coming from Myanmar
Swtizerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 77,004 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 14 June, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 214,427 arrivals across the region through 14 June 2016.
Between 1 January and 31 May 2017, 8,312 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first five months of 2016, when 16% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 7,654 UASC arrived in the first five months of the year.
The recent landslides in south-eastern Bangladesh are the most deadly in the country’s recent history, with the death toll currently at 158. Many more are injured and in need of life saving assistance. The Rangamati hill district, which borders Mizoram and Tripura (India), was the worst hit with at least 20 landslides. More than 1 million people live in these districts on hill slopes that are extremely vulnerable to landslides.
Between 1 January and 31 May 2017, 60,228 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 26% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (47,883). Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.
• May saw a spike in the number of rescue missions as favorable sea and weather conditions contributed to an increase in migrant boats off Libya. During a ten-day period 2,845 migrants were rescued off the western part of the Libyan coast. A total of 4,027 migrants were rescued in Libyan waters in May, of which 1,780 migrants were rescued off Azzawya.
The peacebuilding, development, and human rights fields have engineered powerful, effective tools to reduce violence, spanning the full conflict spectrum from prevention through reconstruction.
Francoise Jacob, Stefan Kohler
Are we creating the perfect conditions for a dramatic disaster to happen?
Torrential rainfall, extreme flooding and massive landslides have claimed more than 200 lives in Sri Lanka over the past few days. Property and livelihoods were destroyed or damaged, with devastating consequences for more than half a million people. Cyclone Mora formed while leaving the shores of the island.
Adapting to Change
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has offices in 17 countries across Asia, the most disasterprone region of the world. ADRA recognizes the importance and urgency of increasing resilience to disasters through an inclusive, integrated community-managed disaster risk reduction (DRR) approach with a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development.
5,329 interviews were conducted in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from February to June 2017
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece,
Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.
Until 31 May 2017, there were estimated 60,228 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 47,851 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (26% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 95% lower number of arrivals by the end May 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (8,025 and 158,461 respectively).
June 15, 2017: Renewed mudslides in south-eastern Bangladesh have claimed additional lives and further damage to homes and infrastructure. Collapsing hillsides and heavy flooding are now estimated to have killed over 150 people across five districts. Rescue and recovery teams continue to face challenging conditions, and the risk of additional landslides remains high. Road and communication networks between the cities of Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban remain cut off due to flooding and debris.
By Raqibul Alam, IFRC
At least 140 people, most of them women and young children, have been reported dead after landslides triggered by days of severe rain swept down Chittagong Hills, just two weeks after Cyclone Mora battered the same region. An estimated 3.3 million people were affected by the cyclone, which damaged more than 50,000 houses in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar districts alone.
The Rakhine and Chakma ethnic community in Maungtaw staged a protest outside the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Maungtaw yesterday against a deadly attack in early June on the Chakma ethnic tribe living in Chittagaung hilly areas in Bangladesh.
With permission from authorities, about 300 people took to the streets and gathered outside the office of UNHCR, chanting slogans and holding placards.
Trends and key figures
Since 01 January 2017 until May 2017, 70,877 people have arrived via the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Arrivals to the Mediterranean Sea in this period comprised of 16.5 per cent children, 11 per cent women and 72.5 per cent men.
As of 31 May 2017, 7,274 refugees and migrants reached Greek shores, compared to 156,823 arriving in the same period last year (a 95 per cent decrease). Persons mainly originate from the Syrian Arab Republic (46.6 per cent) and Iraq (12.8 per cent).
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:00 GMT
Many people are still missing and the death toll could rise further as rescuers search for bodies
Death toll rising as rescuers recover more bodies
Bangladesh likely to see more rains in next 24 hrs
India offers help to Bangladesh with rescue efforts (Updates death toll; adds fresh landslides, paragraph 4; weather forecast in paragraph 9)
By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain
• Heavy rain in Bangladesh over the past few days have led to several landslides in the Chittagong Division.
• Local media, as of 14 June, reported that landslides have caused 142 deaths.
• In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies.