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16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

15 Aug 2017 description

The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 10 August 2017, a total of US$ 3.1 million has been allocated, to 8 projects targeting 73,600 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.

11 Aug 2017 description

By Melissa Winkler and Raqibul Alam, IFRC

Every year, monsoon rains cause the Jamuna River to overflow, flooding villages in Sirajganj, Bangladesh and damaging or destroying homes and livelihoods across the district.

07 Aug 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,674,188 Swiss francs (increased from1,296,519 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 80,000 people (increased from 50,000 people) for eight months.

03 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 30 May 2017, Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh’s coastal region at 6 AM. According to government sources, nearly 300,000 people were evacuated from a ected areas on the southern coast. Houses and property were extensively damaged in Cox’s Bazar. The ISCG launched initial rapid assessment in four makeshift settlements and host communities in the district.

01 Aug 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is building good quality shelters for over 3,400 people in Myanmar left homeless by a powerful and destructive storm in late May

Starting in Sri Lanka as torrential rains, then moving across to Bangladesh and Myanmar as a full-scale cyclone producing sustained winds of 65-70 miles per hour, Cyclone Mora left chaos and devastation in its wake.

01 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Complementing Government of Bangladesh’s efforts, Humanitarian Partners are supporting the response in line with the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) developed by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) based on the related needs assessment prepared by the Needs Assessment Working Group (NAWG). This report presents a synthesis of the main relief activities implemented in the month of July. Detailed cluster/sector responses can be requested to cluster/sector focal points indicated in the HRP.

31 Jul 2017 description

As several parts of India face the fury of floods this year, it is worth examining what are reasons for India's high exposure to flooding and what can be done differently to mitigate the adverse impact of this recurrent catastrophe. There are many mitigation measures that can be adopted to reduce the debilitating impact of floods.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan came into effect as of 1 April 2017. It replaces both the Country Programme and the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

  • Cyclone storm Mora made landfall on 30 May in the south-eastern coastal regions of Bangladesh. 148,000 people in 6 Rohingya camps are in need of immediate direct humanitarian assistance. WFP is providing micronutrient fortified biscuits to 134,000 people in the most affected areas.

Operational Updates

27 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon-related flooding temporarily displaces at least 91,000 people

  • Tropical Cyclone Mora affects approximately 150,000 people in May

  • Insecurity in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan drives sporadic displacement, limits humanitarian access

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the crisis

Tropical cyclone (TC) Mora hit the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong on 30 May. The impact of the strong winds and heavy rains from the cyclone also caused damage to houses and IDP shelters in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, particularly in the northern areas of the state. States/regions of Chin, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Sagaing were also affected but with limited damages.

21 Jul 2017 description

by Hassan Ahmadul, Climate Centre, Dhaka

The Chinese Red Cross has donated US$100,000 to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to assist with its ongoing monsoon flood-relief operation in wetland haor areas of the country’s north-east region.

“Vast areas of Bangladesh have been suffering a series of floods since March [leading] to crop destruction and food shortages,” a BDRCS news report announcing the donation said last week.

14 Jul 2017 description

Friday, 14 July 2017 00:30 GMT

The worst violence in the refugee camps since the Rohingya began fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar more than a quarter of a century ago

By Krishna N. Das

KUTUPALONG MAKESHIFT CAMP, Bangladesh, July 14 (Reuters) - As fellow Muslims were celebrating the end of Ramadan late in June, Noor Ankis and her neighbours buried her husband at the refugee camp in Bangladesh where he had lived for years.

10 Jul 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

07 Jul 2017 description
report Sphere India

A. Situation Report

Natural Calamities like floods and landslides has affected the State of Manipur for past two month. The State was hit by Cyclone “ MORA’’ accompanied by heavy rainfall and windstorms on month of May, 2017 causing floods and landslides that led to huge damage to property, infrastructures, paddy field and loss of lives.

07 Jul 2017 description

June 2017 extended the spell of “exceptional global warmth” that has now lasted since mid-2015, according to the latest analysis from the Europe Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change Service. Average surface air temperatures were the second hottest on record, after June 2016.

06 Jul 2017 description
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Dhaka/Yangon - 06 July 2017 – The European Union is providing € 1.5 million in humanitarian aid funding for emergency relief assistance to populations affected by Tropical Cyclone Mora, which ripped through parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar in late May. The aid will be targeted at the most vulnerable people in storm-struck localities of the two neighbouring countries.

05 Jul 2017 description

Myanmar (Burma)

Stateless Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma) continue to face systematic persecution that poses an existential threat to their community. Recent counter-insurgency operations and ongoing human rights violations against the Rohingya may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

BACKGROUND:

05 Jul 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation

On 30 May 2017, Cyclone Mora made landfall on Bangladesh’s coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. High winds, heavy rain and tidal surges triggered severe floods and landslides and immediately killed 7 people.  55,000 houses were destroyed and 3.3 million people were affected in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Bandarban, and Rangmati districts. Two weeks after the landfall, torrential rains continued to batter the country, more landslides have killed an additional 144 people and injured over 700 people.