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18 Dec 2017 description

The number of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters has risen to more than 65 million, compared with 37.5 million a decade ago. Many of the displaced live in overflowing camps amid increasingly scarce natural resources. They often struggle to meet their basic needs, including having enough fuel and energy to cook a meal, power up a lightbulb, stay warm.

18 Dec 2017 description

The Australian Government is partnering with the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR to help Rohingya who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.

This includes more than 620,000 people, mostly women and children, who have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Matching public contributions

The Australian Government is matching more than $3.5 million in funding raised by the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR since 11 November.

18 Dec 2017 description


  • 655,000 new arrivals (Since 25th August) are reported as of 17 December (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring and UNHCR Family Counting).

  • As of 15 December, the Bangladeshi Immigration and Passports Department has registered 844,207 people through biometric registration.

  • As of 15 December, the Armed Forced Division (AFD) has completed 6.74 kilometers of earthworks on the main road in the Kutupalong Balukhali extension.

18 Dec 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 17 December 2017 – The Government of the Republic of Korea has committed US$ 500,000 to assist UNFPA Bangladesh with its crucial response to the unique sexual reproductive health and protection needs of women and girls affected by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

18 Dec 2017 description

30, 000 patients in 3 months in Cox's Bazar. That is exactly what the ICRC – BDRCS Mobile Medical Team (MMT) have done in the last 90 days. Every day 4 doctors, 4 paramedics and BDRCS volunteers head out to camps and settlements. The MMT visits Boroshonkola, Kunapara (Bandarban), Jodimura, Britishpara and Domdomia (Teknaf). The team sees on average about 400 patients daily, treating symptoms, providing basic medication and referring the more serious cases to nearby state Governmental health facilities, the MSF Hospital or the ERU Field Hospital.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Satellite Imagery Shows New Destruction in Rakhine State

(New York, December 18, 2017) – Analysis of satellite imagery reveals new destruction of Rohingya villages during October and November 2017 in northern Rakhine State in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

Rohingya refugees interviewed by Oxfam in Bangladesh say they will not go back to Myanmar until their safety can be guaranteed and they have equal rights, including being able to work and travel freely. Many – especially women – were deeply traumatized by their experiences, including rape and seeing loved ones killed, and said they would commit suicide if forcibly repatriated before these conditions have been met.

17 Dec 2017 description

Since 25 August, more than 655,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

Key numbers

212,000 Rohingya estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar before the August influx

655,000 New arrivals as of 17 December 2017

867,000 Total number of Rohingya refugees estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar.

17 Dec 2017 description

Montreal, December 15, 2017 – Development and Peace – Caritas Canada wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to its donors for their quick and generous response to the crisis affecting the Rohingya people of Myanmar.

17 Dec 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017

  • 102.2 M contributions received, representing 54% of requirements

  • 87.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 December 2017 and includes updates on diphtheria, influenza, Salmonella and cholera.

16 Dec 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 22 countries. Partner agencies reported 391 incidents in ten countries and 13 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in three countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.

15 Dec 2017 description
report European Union


In November, 13 500 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU, 27% fewer than a year ago.

The total number of migrants detected on these routes in the first eleven months of this year fell by 62% to around 186 500 from the same period in 2016.

Central Mediterranean

The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in November fell by a tenth from the previous month to 5 300 due to worse weather conditions, following a usual seasonal pattern.

15 Dec 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

BANGKOK, 15 December 2017 – Governments and stakeholder partners from across Asia have renewed their commitment to a substantial increase in the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

The call for action on Target (e) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses, was made this week at the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP), an inter-governmental and stakeholder forum that meets biannually.

15 Dec 2017 description

Abu Sadeq is one of 600,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since 25 August. Disabled for the last few months, he describes life in Uchinprang camp, in Bangladesh.