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08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Quarter of funds will go towards humanitarian work, including famine response

STOCKHOLM, 7 March 2017 – The Government of Sweden has just announced an $80 million contribution to support UNICEF’s life-saving work around the world. A significant part of the new funds – $20 million– will be allocated to UNICEF’s humanitarian work in countries affected by wars and other emergencies.

07 Mar 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By MOE MYINT 6 March 2017

RANGOON – Border police patrol in Arakan State apprehended a vessel carrying 28 people in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday afternoon, who the authorities say had illegally entered Burmese territorial waters from St. Martin’s Island in Bangladesh, said official Kyaw Aye Hlaing of Maungdaw police station.

The distance between Sittwe, the Arakan State capital, and St. Martin Island is at least 70 kilometers.

06 Mar 2017 description
report GFDRR

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) devotes a significant proportion of its resources—up to 24 percent—to capacity-building efforts. In line with its mission, this is aimed at boosting the capacity of developing countries to better understand emerging disaster risks, reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards, and adapt to climate change. Capacity-building activities are generally integrated into GFDRR projects to support the overall objectives, rather than standalone projects.

06 Mar 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidences in February, 2017

In this month of February, most frequent hazard incident was fire. A total of 22 fire incidents occurred in Barisal, Bhola, Dhaka, Chittagong, Faridpur, Jhenaidah, Gazipur, Patuakhali and Narayanganj districts. The other hazards that occurred in this month was landslide in Gowainghat upazila under Sylhet district. Also, the country felt little or no tremor on February 06 due to earthquake originated in India.

04 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The First Meeting of South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children

KATHMANDU - Friday, March 3 2017: UNICEF South Asia, in coordination with the Parliament of Nepal, organized the first South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children in Kathmandu on March 2. The meeting is taking place for two days.

03 Mar 2017 description
report Pew Research Center

BY PHILLIP CONNOR

India has a long history of migration. More than a century ago, large numbers of Indian migrants – many of them involuntary ones – moved to Africa, the Caribbean and within the Indian subcontinent itself. Some of the top destinations of Indian migrants in more recent decades include Persian Gulf countries, North America and Europe. Here are five facts about India and migration.

03 Mar 2017 description

Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 shifts the focus from managing disasters to managing risks. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability; a disaster risk governance that ensures disaster risk is factored into planning and development at all levels across all sectors as well as in disaster preparedness, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction; and cost-benefit analysis to support prioritization of investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for long-term resilience.

03 Mar 2017 description

To:

Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Geneva, 3 March 2017

RE: UN-MANDATED INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY OR SIMILAR INTERNTIONAL MECHANISM TO INVESTIGATE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR

Excellencies,

28 Feb 2017 description

Many Rohingya say their young people are being pushed into crime because they cannot legally work or, in many cases, access aid

  • Methamphetamine use has risen sharply in Bangladesh

  • "Ya ba" pills smuggled from labs in lawless northeastern Myanmar

  • Bangladesh authorities say many drug mules are Rohingya refugees

  • Rohingya complain many cannot work or access aid in Bangladesh

  • Boom in ya ba use fuelling resentment against refugees

By Krishna N. Das

27 Feb 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 4.9 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
  • 127.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

24 Feb 2017 description

Global Overview

Whether unprecedented or not, the challenges currently facing our global security are immense and cause for considerable alarm. It is difficult to think of a time in recent history when there has been such a confluence of destabilising factors – local, regional and global – hindering collective capacity to better manage violence. These overlapping risks, unchecked, could coalesce into a major crisis – indeed we are currently experiencing a spike in global conflict violence – without the safety net of solid structures to deal with it.

23 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America

Maaz Hussain

Many Rohingya Muslims who fled alleged killings and other rights abuses during a Myanmar military crackdown in northern Rakhine state say they are not willing to return to their homes, despite last week's announcement that the military operation in the region has ended.

Quoting Myanmar's national security adviser, Thaung Tun, a statement from the office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had been stabilized and the clearance operation by the military had been halted.