This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.
Dhaka - Cyclone Roanu swept through Bangladesh in May 2016, causing floods and landslides, submerging hundreds of homes and affecting up to 3.7 million people across the country.
In the immediate aftermath, 22-year-old midwife Tania Akter was swiftly dispatched to a health facility on the hard-hit island of Uttordhurong Union, in the south-eastern district of Cox’s Bazar.
On arrival, it was clear she had her work cut out for her.
Myanmar's march to democracy, beginning in 2011, uncorked long-suppressed ethnic and religious tensions between Rakhine's Buddhists and the Rohingya
By Antoni Slodkowski, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das
BALUKHALI CAMP, Bangladesh, April 25 (Reuters) - When army helicopters fired on Rahim's village in northwest Myanmar one day last November, the Rohingya schoolteacher told his pregnant wife to take their three young daughters and leave. He stayed behind with his 72-year-old mother.
IOM Bangladesh rolled out the first round of Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) in Cox’s Bazaar from 21 – 28 March 2017. The assessment collected baseline information on Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) including their location, population numbers, movement trends and a preliminary overview of needs. The assessment was conducted in 3 makeshift settlements and 41 host community locations, and estimates that 132,138 UMNs are living in assessed locations in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazila. An estimated 63,705 individuals are new arrivals.
2,000 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 19 April 2017)
1,272 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 19 April, including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)
937 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 19 April) including:
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Mapping of resilience work in Asia
6.8 M required for 2017
0 contributions received
6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
Emergency aid will be able to reach communities in Bangladesh more quickly through a new local crisis response fund set up by a global network of aid agencies.
The £10 million Start Fund Bangladesh, designed to enabled aid agencies to respond early and fast to under-the-radar emergencies, has been set up by the Start Network and is funded by the UK government.
From this month (April) it can activate funding within 72 hours of receiving a crisis alert, and is accessible to national and international Start Network member NGOs within Bangladesh.
The WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2020 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in February in its First Regular Session of 2017. It will replace the Country Programme and Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation starting on 01 April 2017.
Over the past seven months Myanmar has experienced a surge in new displacement in four states, while humanitarian organizations simultaneously faced severe constraints on access. Border post attacks on 9 Oct 2016 and subsequent security operations triggered a new humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine. Intensified conflict resulted in new displacement in Kachin and northern Shan. Thousands were also relocated in Kayin State due to fighting in Sep 2016.
Overview of Flash Flood, April 19, 2017
By: Mushfique Wadud and Jared Ferrie
More than half a million people killed, 1.4 million injured, and 80 percent of buildings damaged in Bangladesh’s three largest cities: That’s the “worst-case scenario” outlined in an unpublished draft contingency plan for a large earthquake.
KUTAPALONG CAMP, BANGLADESH — A spate of disappearances among the children of displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh is raising fears the children have been abducted into the region’s human trafficking networks.
In the past seven months, about 70,000 Rohingya have fled a military onslaught in their home country of Myanmar, and there are concerns the newly arrived status of the latest refugees makes them particularly vulnerable to abduction and exploitation.
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will deliver emergency humanitarian assistance to 3,200 families of Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh since October 2016, according to the reports of United News of Bangladesh - UNB.
The distribution program will inaugurate on Monday instantly at Leda School and Darga C&B field in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar, at about 10 a m, according to a refugee leader Salim from Nayapara camp.
- 132.3 M required for 2017
- 20.9 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
- 111.4 M funding gap for South East Asia
All figures are displayed in USD
Overview of Flash Flood, April 13, 2017
Heavy rainfalls as well as onrush of water from the upstream Meghalaya hills in India have led to the inundation of a vast areas of croplands of Haors and low-lying areas of the northeast. Flood started on 28th March affecting six districts (Sylhet, Moulavibazar, Sunamganj, Habiganj, Netrokona and Kishoreganj) in the north east region. Rising water overflow and breeched embankment in many places and inundated vast areas of croplands. It destroyed nearly-ready-for-harvesting boro rice in about 183,795 hectors areas.