19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called upon the Greek government to put an end to the ongoing “containment policy” confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands.
So far, there is one confirmed case and one suspected case. WHO is supporting community engagement in six high-risk counties through the District Social Mobilization and Village Health Teams.
Funding was also pledged for the humanitarian response inside Myanmar where violence, insecurity and growing humanitarian needs have sent nearly 600,000 Rohingya from the northern Rakhine state into Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh since 25 August.
The response will combine emergency support to small holder agriculture as well as small scale livelihoods starter kits to build resilience of IDPs, returnees and host communities.