By MOE MYINT
3 February 2017
RANGOON – An Arakan State Advisory Commission delegate who participated in a three-day trip to Bangladesh, Al Haj U Aye Lwin, told The Irrawaddy on Thursday that the living conditions for Muslim refugees on the Bangladeshi border were “inappropriate even for animals.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now confirm that the Government of Bangladesh has agreed to allow the "Humanitarian Mission - Food Flotilla for Myanmar" to dock at Teknaf port in Bangladesh. The approval was received tonight, following this afternoon's meeting between Foreign Minister YB Dato Sri Anifah Aman and the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia, His Excellency Md Shahidul Islam.
New Eyewitness Accounts Show Systematic Attacks Based on Ethnicity, Religion
Overview of Hazard Incidences in January, 2017
Hazards that occurred in January were fire incidents in several places like Dhaka, Comilla, Barguna,
Gazipur and Sylhet, earthquake felt in Dhaka, Sylhet, Comilla, Chittagong and other adjacent districts and landslide in Companignj upazila under Sylhet district.
"We have only heard bad things about the Rohingya. If they work with the pirates and get involved in crime - we don't want them here"
By Antoni Slodkowski
THENGAR CHAR, Bangladesh, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The island is two hours by boat from the nearest settlement. There are no buildings, mobile phone reception or people. During the monsoon it often floods and, when the seas are calm, pirates roam nearby waters hunting for fishermen to kidnap for ransom.
Devastating cruelty against Rohingya children, women and men detailed in UN human rights report
GENEVA (3 February 2017) – Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human rights violations by Myanmar’s security forces in a sealed-off area north of Maungdaw in northern Rakhine State have been detailed in a new UN report issued Friday based on interviews with victims across the border in Bangladesh.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, met with the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia, His Excellency Md. Shahidul Islam, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 3 February 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to seek clarification from the Bangladeshi government on its decision not to allow the “Humanitarian Mission – Food Flotilla for Myanmar” to provide humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
In 2016, between January and December, 362,376 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.
In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 53% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.
- Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks:
- Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks:
Nearly four months after violent incidents drove them from Myanmar to Bangladesh, Rohingya women and children are living precariously with limited assistance and fears of deportation.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – In a quiet village in south-eastern Bangladesh, Baby Mukoroma sleeps soundly. She’s blissfully unaware of the worry on her mother Rojia’s face, or what she had to suffer so that her children can sleep in peace today.
Pleased to inform the Humanitarians that a National Alliance for Humanitarian Actors has been initiated in Bangladesh. The work will focus around ensuring that the national and local actors have a greater say in decision making process thus ensuring efficient and effective response.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 14:26 GMT
Bangladesh has revived much-criticized plan to move refugees from Myanmar to the island of Thengar Char which floods at high tide
By Ruma Paul
DHAKA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh is determined to relocate Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to a Bay of Bengal island that critics say is unliveable, a Bangladeshi minister said, adding that the move is temporary and Myanmar will ultimately have to take them back.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
2,200 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 27 January 2017)
1,282 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 27 Jan., including 152 vacant places in the process to be filled)
1,350 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 27 January) including:
317 in closed reception facilities
Experts meet in Delhi to discuss how South Asian countries could adopt the new drought monitoring system to better prepare and mitigate drought risks
69,000 people have fled the Muslim-majority northern part of Rakhine to Bangladesh
Home ministry official says shift will take time
UN says around 69,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since Oct. 9
By Ruma Paul